“Eileen had this saying, her family even printed it on the programs at her funeral: “Count it all joy.”

I miss her often, I think about her constantly, and I am grateful to have reconnected with her family recently thanks to Facebook.

Eileen inspired me in many ways. But most of all in joy — to bring it to others, to find it in everything, and to try to amplify it, not minimize it.

I’ll always be trying to make the lives of those I love more filled with joy – and embrace their passions and their happiness, even if it takes them away from me. I know my chasing my dreams and ideals have taken me far from many I’ve loved, and I hope they know why and see it as joy.

Count it all joy.”

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