Karol -- As each day passes since that horrible day in September, your passing becomes more real. I miss you, girlfriend. It's hard for me to accept that I will only be able to talk to you in my mind and heart now -- and only imagine your response. I know you will help me with this. You have a lot of people who will need your help to get through this -- who love and miss you terribly ... Your Mom, your Dad, Susan and David and Michael ... and many other family and friends. You have your work cut out for you as "guardian angel of many". I know you will do a great job, as you have in all of your work on Earth. Karol, I have made a commitment to myself on your behalf to become more knowledgeable about what is going on in this world. I never paid enough attention to the politics and religions of other peoples and countries. 9/11 and the loss of my friend of 30 years has opened my Pollyanna eyes. I will become more educated -- because of you. This will be my tribute to you -- seems very fitting as you were always one who thirsted for knowledge and learning. I love you and will always have you in my thoughts. This will be a struggle between smiles and tears. Eventually, I know the smiles will win out; we had too many fun and fantastic journeys together! Love you, girlfriend -- see you again some day, Lori Ann.
Lori Jackson, close friend