I'll miss you calling out to me 'Hey Bella!' I'll miss sharing ice cream with you in the summer and coffee with you in the Winter...exchanging stories and admiring your spirit. You came such a long way, you made me stop and think about my own life many times and you've inspired me to put aside my grumbles and focus on today. You've had more courage than most people I've met. Takes a very special kind of courage to stand up, take responsibility for yourself and turn your life around like you did. You also struggled with dependency, your determination taking you strides and bounds ahead, leaving drugs and alcohol clear behind you. Yet you never spoke much of it, you only ever had a smile and a cheery word. The people who supported you with their generosity and hope and belief in you - they inspire me also.
Vale old Brown Shoes. I will never forget you.