I miss you. 365 days since you left. One year ago tonight. But you are not gone. I do not think that a day has gone by that I have not thought of you. The things that I am most passionate about remind me of you. You inspired me…you still inspire me. Your love for life, activity, adventure, and love. I still remember the sound of your voice. Sometimes I still look back at the door you used to walk through when we’d meet with our dogs. You know I have not been on my bike once without thinking of you and have heard your voice in every race. I just read our last Facebook chat today, two days before you passed away. Our last words… “I love you.” It is heartwarming to read all of the messages on your Facebook page today and the impact you had on others. Thank you for all that you taught me. Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for encouraging me. Thank you for inspiring me. Thank you for being someone I look up to. Thank you for being someone who still inspires. Thank you for being my friend. You are not here but you are not gone. Memories do not fade. There is a beautiful road called Remembrance. We will keep your memory alive forever. Forever remembered, Kara. I love you.
May 24, 1980-October 24, 2014