Dearest Joan,

Thank you for continuing to speak to me. Thank you for sharing your courage and showing me what it looks like to live a life fearlessly. You have gifted me and so many others with hope, purpose and love.

Sometimes, I hear your voice louder than my own gremlin’s voice.  I can feel you stomping out the voices that no longer need to be heard- and celebrating the things worth listening to.

Your presence is palpable….. seriously!  Your messages come through songs, the beauty of nature, moments of stillness and times of laughter.

I just wrote about you in my memoir.  I wrote about how you gave me oxygen and showed me how to find my way back to myself.

I love you. I love you so much.

Thank you for gracing us with your love.