By Kimmy Kirkwood

My Dearest Willie Bean,

I find it hard to believe that this is the path where life is supposed to take me. It feels so wrong going down it without you walking next to me.  I know you will always be here, but it seems impossible to go on without your hand holding mine.

I believe our relationship is a testament to the notion that adversity makes people stronger. We became an unbreakable force, completely unyielding with each heart wrenching goodbye and unforgettable homecoming. We never faltered, never gave up on each other. I don’t think many relationships will know love in their entire lifetime like the one we shared in just 3 and a half years. And for that I am so unbelievably grateful.

It is so clear to me that we were meant to be together, I cannot imagine my life any other way. I’ll try to not dwell on all the moments we’ll never get, but to remember and celebrate the fun times we had, because I’ve never been happier in my whole life as when I was with you.