I met Nikki through this blog. I had only known her for about a year. She would always come here to the 12th Planet and bless me with some funny commentary. If there was something debatable, Nikki never held her tongue. She was not going to agree with me "just because this is my blog." I liked Nikki. Her warm spirit always made you feel better. She always had something to say. We both shared a love for music, blogging, Facebook, Twitter, and sports!
The funny thing is...I never met Nikki.
We told each other that we were gonna hang out and catch a game but we never did.
I knew that she had been in and out of the hospital but was never sure why. I spoke with Nikki 3 days before she left us. I asked her why was she back in the hospital. She told me that they were running more tests and that she may need a lung transplant. She never mentioned the disease nor the severity of it. I know that lung transplants are serious but the way she spoke...she made it sound as innocent as getting a tooth pulled. I told her that I'd pray for her and I know that she'd be out of the hospital soon. I believed that. I also asked her if she wanted me to sneak some wings and beer into the hospital. And of course, Nikki said something funny that made me laugh. That said a lot about who she was. She was in the hospital and she was saying things that made others laugh or smile. For those of you who were friends with on Facebook like me, you know that she would say something that would make you laugh...or shake your head at her charm.
Little did I know that it was the last time that we'd share another laugh.
I think we would still want her here with us but that is for selfish reasons. She is in a much better place.
Here is the last status update that she posted on Facebook...
"Nikki Harris is watching the sun rise with a child's ability to hope, a teen's stubborness to fight, and an adult's recognition of faith, wearing the smile of a fighter."
God Bless you Nikki. May you forever rest in peace.