Hannah was always someone who had a vibrant spirit and was truly one of a kind. She didn’t care what anyone thought and was always the person who stood out in a crowd. She had the biggest heart and personality and if you were lucky enough, you were able to experience it.
The summer before Hannah got sick, I babysat her and her brother Robbie. Even though she was at camp for part of it, as soon as she got off the bus at the end of the day, she would immediately ask for Robbie. She would constantly want to play with him, dress him up in cool outfits, and even style his hair with hair gel and a mohawk. The love she had for him was extraordinary and I know she is looking over him.
I have many memories of Hannah from over that summer especially. When the “in thing” was to get feathers in your hair, she had me take her to the hair salon so she could get them. I remember after that adventure she insisted on getting ice cream on the way home, and how could I say no to ice cream!
Hannah and I shared a love for creating things, especially baked goods. We would always come up with elaborate ideas and I think the best one we had was to create a cake for Robbie (of course). The cake featured his favorite Lamby on the top as the cake topper. She came up with most of the design and I mainly supervised to make sure she didn’t make an absolute mess in the kitchen (which she probably did anyway).
Hannah’s life was cut too short, and for such a unique and vibrant young girl, it’s just not fair. All we have now are the memories we hold onto that we made with her during her short life. I don’t think anyone could forget her since she was such a one-of-a kind person. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about her or miss her!