My cousin Joanie (pictured with my youngest son, at our family Christmas party the first time she met my youngest of four.) She was the light of the party always, such a happy, funny, amazing person. She was loved by all of us and was definitely the highlight at family get togethers. She was my first best friend and always my favorite cousin. We had trying times together and she struggled while some of us found other ways out, unfortunately, that world took her away from us. I keep her close to my heart everyday. She loved my kids so much. Our family will never be the same not having her around physically, but I know she is still with us. Love you always Joanie.