i miss her terribly already. i never even met her in person, but her kindness, craziness, and generosity touched me everyday in my email, on the message boards, and occasionally over the phone with a tiny, giddy voice i never would have put to her beautifully elegant features. we had planned to meet someday to scrapbook, drink margaritas, and just be silly together.
her statement on her self-portrait above really says it all to me. there are so many important things that i simply take for granted; Aleida always knew the good she had and never failed one minute to appreciate it all.
Aleida was taken from her husband, two beautiful children, ages 7 and 4, and countless friends. Please refer to this post if you'd like to send cards to her family.
i'll miss you my friend.