I Love You, Nikki <3

   I never really met my cousin in real life, but I cared about her more than she ever knew. Nikki was a vet, and she loved animals. When we talked on the phone, she would tell me about her tropical fish, her cats, and her beloved dog. She lived all the way in New York, but we would constantly facebook message each other and talk on the phone. I never mind that she was close to fifty years older than me, she was my cousin, my friend. But Nikki had cancer, and it was slowly but surely killing her. Over Christmas of last year, I went to New York. I asked my dad if we could visit her, but he refused Not visiting her was, and always will be, one of my biggest regrets that fills me with guilt. 
      Nikki passed away months after that. I cried for days after my mom told me. My grandmother called us a day after Nikki's passing. She said to me: "Before she died, Nikki told me that she loves you, and that meeting you was the best thing that happened to her, and that talking to you was the only highlight of these past few months." I love you Nikki, forever and always <3 Rest in paradise. 
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18-21, F
Dec 7, 2012