Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Remembering Nicole - Uncle Kevin
11:58 am est
Nicole was a beautiful person and I loved her very much. I will always remember her energy, her smile, her laughter, her
enthusiasm and the way her presence brought warmth and love to every occasion and family get together.
before Christmas, my sister Lynn and my wife were both in the hospital and I was visiting them. Nicole was home from school
and working at a restaurant across the street. Something inside me said "wow what a great opportunity", I can visit
with everyone tonight,`I should go and see Nicole. I can't wait to see how her brand new college career is coming. I can
hear about what she is doing and planning for the future. This time in her life must have been so exciting, and I know Nicole
must have all kinds of big plans, ideas, and enthusiasm for her future.
I went across the street and sat
in her section. She was not too busy, so she sat down at the table with me and we were able to talk about family, school,
jobs, skiing, and just life. This now makes me realize that every second in life is precious, and I am grateful for every
second that I spent with my niece.
Like ususal, she was excited about everything and full of life. I left that place
so happy, smiling, and thinking to myself what a bright, genuine, loving person Nicole has become...She's gonna do great
things. That was the last time I really got to talk to my Goddaughter. The world has lost one of the nicest, most sincere,
people I have ever known. She showed us all how to be a better person.
I know that Heaven is a much better place
with Nicole there now. God must have seen Nicole grow up and needed her. She will always be with me in my heart. I love you
and will miss you Nicole.