I can't show you pretty pictures.
I can't even end with an adorable photo of a dog.
I am just sad.
We are polar opposites - she is very athletic, 15 years my junior, and looks like a model for Tennis Magazine in her tennis dress. I, on the other hand, look like an ad for AARP promoting "sensible" shoes. Nevertheless, when we first stepped onto the tennis courts, I knew we had a connection and quickly grew to love each other.
But, above all else... she loved her kids.
Ace and her husband relocated to Colorado about a year and a half ago. We kept in touch via Facebook. She frequently posted great pictures of her boys in the snow, soaking up every ounce of joy that Colorado has to offer. I'd comment on her photos - she reciprocated.