Samantha
5/10/2005 - 1/17/2021You were my hero. My Zen Master. The rock tied to my foot, keeping me on the ground, keeping me out of trouble. You were also the biggest pain in the rear. You were an outlaw, a misfit, a genuine punk. I thought I was losing my patience with you all of those times, but I see now you were in fact teaching me what patience was. Teaching me to slow down. Teaching me what real love is like--the instantaneous forgiving, the honesty that needs no mutual language.
You held your own in this world, and I am proud of you. Your strength and resilience and, towards the end, your beautiful clarity. Thank you, thank you; you were the perfect angel for me.


Tonight I went on a walk. There was fresh powder on the ground but the air was not cold. On my way back home, it began to snow the softest, warmest, wettest little flakes I've ever felt, and just for now I'm going to imagine that those little flakes were billions of kisses from my Sammy, and all the billions of kisses I had given her over the years. And it fills me with joy.

God bless everyone that is reading this. I feel your pain if you have just lost a loved one.
Alexandra KulikChicago, IllinoisJanuary 20, 2021
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Although I only knew Miss Sam for a short time, I could tell she was one of a kind and loved so so much. She will be missed by everyone who met her, but will continue to be in your hearts.Tyler Johnston - January 24, 2021

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