Today, I am remembering my lovely niece.  Kasey passed away a year ago this past August.  Her birthday is quickly approaching and so I am remembering.  I really miss her.  My heart still yearns for her.  My ears still catch her voice in the wind.  My arms still long to hug her.  I still dream about her sometimes and she looks lovely.  As the pain of loosing her spreads out in my life to take its quiet place in my heart, I have come to the place where I picture her the way she was before she got sick.  That bouncy, smiling girl with long rich, brown hair that bounced along with her smile.  I still remember my last talks with her.  Those times when all we could do was sit together.  I am so glad that I took the time to see her as often as I could.  Those memories as so precious to me now.  I am so thankful that my husband supported those trips.