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While we will forever ache that fateful moment Ali was presented her wings, we miss her every minute of every day, until, in God's time, we meet again, our hearts are brimming with her memory. I remain ever grateful for the ability to close my eyes, concentrate, and listen to her laughter.

God took you away.
It doesn't seem fair,
but in the back of my mind,
you will always be there.

You weren't a close friend,
but our paths did cross,
and your absence in this world,
is to me a great loss.

You were too young to die, and
too innocent to feel that pain.
Only heaven benefits,
because you it has now gained.

I may think of you a little less
with each passing day,
but your strength is something I won't forget,
you have changed me in a way.

I wish for you eternal peace;
that's what you deserve my friend.
I hope I lead my life well enough
to meet up with you in the end.

A million times, we've needed you;
A million times, we've cried.
If love could have saved you
You never would have died.

If all the world were ours to give
We would give it, yes and more, just
To see you coming up the steps and
Walking through the door.

To hear your voice, to see your smile,
To sit and talk with you awhile.
To be with you in the same old way,
That would be our fondest day.

A heart of gold stopped beating,
Two smiling eyes closed to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts? Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze? Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground. What have you found? The same old fears.
Wish you were here.
"Pink Floyd"
-Roger Watters

Every step I take
Every move I make
Every single day
Every time I pray
I'll be missing you

It's kinda hard with you not around
Know you in Heaven smilin' down
Watching us while we pray for you
Everyday we pray for you
Till the day we meet again
In my heart is where I keep you friend
"Puff Daddy - I'll Be Missing You"
-Nate Manderfeld

Ali Kemp

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