A special thanks to Dr. Dena Long. Yesterday I said goodbye to my friend of 16 years. My heart is heavy and full of sorrow. There are no words to express the sadness I feel. Miranda, my friend, my companion, the one whom I shared all my secrets with. I laughed with you, I cried with you and I loved you. You knew all of my faults, shortcomings and weaknesses yet you loved me unconditionally. You were there with me through the good times and the bad. You will be greatly missed. I love you. Rest in Peace Miranda (Aug 2008-Oct 2014) With her help Miranda was able to pass peacefully at home with her head in my lap. She is truly a caring and compassionate woman. Thanks for being there with me.