On Tuesday night, my friend Carlita died. She had been battling brain tumors and they recently found more on her spine. Her daughter, Madeline (15), and her husband, Aaron, were at her side. She will also be missed by her 4-year-old son, Micah. What do you say when a 39-year-old wife, mother, sister, and friend dies at such an early age? Right now, I can only say I will miss you. You were special. Your smile lit up a room and your sense of who you were was inspiring. You had a curiosity that showed how intelligent you were. You were a Christian, but never in a disengenuine way. You had a hunger and thirst to be closer to God. And you always had a smile, even the last time you came to church, which was just a month ago. We laughed about how awesome your hot pink kerchief was! I wish I'd had more time to get to know you better. I will miss you.