Kimi could've easily been my daughter, sister, niece, i.e my family. In many ways I feel like she *is* my family. This day, while it comes for all of us, is never an easy day, the crossing over the veil. In times like this I am comforted by the reading that I did last week at the funeral for my Godmother who also fought multiple long fights against cancer.
If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal.
And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing.
If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, love is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing.
For we know partially and we prophesy partially,
but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.
When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things.
At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known.
So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
I believe that when we die, we will know immediately if or faith was justified (either God exists as I believe or He does not), and my hope to be united with my loved ones was justified (I am re-joined with them in Heaven or not), but those who loved me will remain. Love transcends the veil of death. Kimi has moved on, but the Love she inspired remains. I hope to one day see her, Jon, and so many others to share that Love again.
Eternal Rest Grant unto her O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon her.