Miss you already Auntie Apes

This post has already been published once, but I couldn't bare to write something new. It is still relevant and how I feel...RIP Auntie Apes. We all experience defining moments in our lives...graduations, becoming of legal drinking age, engagements, marriages, the birth of a child, passing on from this life...that change things forever. These moments hit us like a ton of bricks, they happen and they are obvious...

Its the moments that bind together one on top of the next, that build up until they suddenly push us over, that sometimes have the most impact on our lives. Its like no matter what happens it will get in...like water, it finds its way in.

I am forever a changed and improved women for having had Apryl in my life. Over the years her positivity and courage have strengthened me. She kept me level. She helped to make me a better person. Apryl brought life and fight and tenacity and laughs into our hearts. She has taught me so much about tolerance, judgement and taking everything as a compliment. I am so blessed to have been given a friend who could teach me so many important lessons.

Hazel is a lucky little girl to have the Harris family in her life and we look forward to watching our little girls grow up together, and hopefully gain even half of what I have, from the relationship this far.

Please keep Apryl, who lost her battle to brain cancer early this morning, in your prayers and thoughts. She fought a fight that most of us would cower in a corner and hide from. She is a hero...my undying loyalty goes out to her and I hope these prayers and thoughts can provide her and her family the tiniest bit of comfort and support.

Will miss you forever and think of you often...I promise to always share stories with Allie about what an amazing person you were. Words can not do justice to explain how I feel about you and how much I unconditionally love you. You will always live and be celebrated in our home.