I love this picture of us with Aunt Angie! Sister, though you transitioned when I was very young, I've always felt you near and close to me. For years, I didn't have the language or ability to articulate the closeness I still felt to you, though you weren't here physically. I knew you were with God but I knew you were walking with me too. Now, here I am, still a church boy, still a lover of Jesus, but also a practitioner of African Spirituality. I understand you'll always be my sister but you're also my ancestor, my light, my protector, and guardian. I'm grateful for your life, I'm grateful for the joy you provided our family and neighborhood. I'm grateful that you're still mine. I'm grateful that you're not dead or gone. You've transitioned. I love you so much, Jaquae because I feel you with me all the time. Even in this very moment. I look forward to your presence. And I hope that today, I can live with as much joy and freedom as you did here. Mafarefun Eggun! Jaquae Ashley Pitts, Ibaye!