|Kelly J. Niederhauser|
Kelly and I are friends because we choose to be friends.
We were not always such friends.
We went to school together from K-12 and most often did not get along.
We grew into friendship as adults.
|Elder Niederhauser and Nancy Hoffman Hing|
Kelley opened up our friendship when we were both on our missions.
Kelley wrote me a lovely letter which I cherish.
Only now as an adult do I understand
how I caused this difficulty between us.
I am grateful that he accepted my friendship.
I learned much from Kelly.
Know that I truly love
Kelley and will continue to mourn his departure
until we meet again.