Because knowing Mari and seeing the joy she brought to so many people in their lives was priceless to watch.
I think Mari was the quintessential meaning behind joy. I don’t think there was a day in Mari’s life where she wasn’t happy. She could make the saddest person smile with her innocence and charm.
Did Mari experience joy like the rest of us? No, she experienced joy in a more pure way. Hers didn’t have ulterior motives. She had joy simply because she was happy. How many people can truly say that about themselves? Not many. I think that’s why Mari stole the hearts of so many around here. She will forever be missed but she leaves behind a portion of her light as she still touches people in so many ways by this very website alone. I am blessed to have been her mom.