Mari’s cousin Faith was always the one to take care of Mari even though Faith was four years younger than her.
Faith came into this world as a sweet beautiful little girl who grew into Mari’s surrogate big sister even though she was younger. When we would come to visit Keith’s mom and dad, Faith would bring Mari into her room and try her very best to force Mari to play with her.
Here’s the thing. No one could force Mari to do anything she didn’t want to without Mari fighting you tooth and nail. But Faith never seemed to mind. She play with our daughter any way.
On Mari’s last day, Amy, Faith’s mom and Keith’s sister, brought Faith with her to the hospital. There was a special therapist there specifically for little kids to try to help them better understand about someone dying. With this woman, Faith made Mari a special book and she gave it to her.
Faith loved Mari just like a sister. Faith was 4 years old at the time. She’s now 9 and still talks about our beloved angel in heaven. I’m glad I’m not the only one to miss her. Faith is just one of the many stories of people who miss our daughter.