Eleven days after her second birthday, my joyful, funny, healthy Alice did not wake from her nap, leaving those who loved her devastated. Alice loved singing, dancing, rides in her little pushcar, swimming, dogs, watermelon, dabbing her eyeball with her ubiquitous blankie (?!), and her family.
Alice brought us great joy in her two years and 10.5 days on this planet. Years that were otherwise pretty challenging. She was pure sweetness, kindness, contentment and joy, wrapped in a pretty little package. I will miss her every single minute of my life, and I will spend the rest of my life attempting to live up to the woman Alice thought I was. I will spend the rest of my life trying to be as pure as Alice was. I will spend the rest of my life honoring her memory and creating her legacy. Because Alice was truly a gift, and she has taught me that the best gifts live on forever, in ways you never expect. I look forward to finding all of the gifts she has in store for her family; I know there will be many. I love you always, my sweet girl.