Throughout my life thus far I have lived with the intention of never having any regrets, to appreciate the little things, and to remember that love always wins. I didn’t learn this way of life from a book that I read, a movie I saw, or some influential famous figure... I learned it from none other than our Hannah.
To this day I have never met a person who loved and appreciated life more than her. Even in the toughest of times, never did that beautiful smile leave her face and never did that fight escape from her heart. She just always seemed to have a positive twist on every situation. Still, so many years later, there’s not a day that goes by where I don’t think about her and what our friendship meant to me. It’s incredible how much one person can influence your life and it’s safe to say that I would not be the person that I am today without having known Hannah and being with her through her battle.
She taught me the true definition of strength and courage. She taught me to always take that leap no matter how frightened I am. She taught me to always greet every person with a smile on my face and treat them with love and respect. And she taught me there isn’t a single thing worth complaining about in this world because even after everything she went through… she never did. I am alive and I am healthy and as long as that is the case I will live the way that Hannah would want me to.
I know that she and I will meet again someday but for now I’ll continue to pray and have comfort in knowing she’s watching over me. I’d like to wish a very Happy Birthday to our angel, I’ll love you endlessly and may your legacy live on forever.