She was just 21 and had her entire life ahead of her with many plans already in the works. She was loved by all including my nephew Brian Troop. They just started a beautiful relationship together in December. The beauty of a new love with the excitement of their future together and all the dreams that come with it.
I was just in Orlando last weekend and hoped to meet up with them but it didn't work out. I think now that was because they needed to spend as much time together as they could before this tragedy. I was sad we couldn't meet but now even more sad that I didn't have the opportunity to meet this beautiful young lady. But, I understand why the meetup couldn't happen and thankful for the time that the 2 of them had together.
She was a beautiful girl with so much ahead of her. She was three months from graduating with a degree in hospitality management at UCF. She worked hard, putting herself through college. She worked two jobs, sometimes three jobs just to get through college. She was a real go-getter. Her dream life was truly about to begin but in an unexpected blink of an eye, it was taken away from her.
I am writing this as a WAKEUP call to us all. Live everyday as full as you can because you never know what the next minute is going to bring. Don't put off until tomorrow, next month or next year. We can all be taken in a blink of an eye.
They do not know what the cause of the accident was but PLEASE keep your distractions to a minimum. Please do not text, google internet, read emails, search your playlists and so on. PLEASE BE AWARE. Life is precious, yours and others.
Maxine you are resting in peace. The heavens needed a beautiful soul with a beautiful smile. They now have the most perfect hospitality director there so when everyone goes to heaven they are greeted with that beautiful smile and blessed with your heart and soul and you can sooth and calm other souls upon arrival. Continue your dreams in heaven. You are deeply loved and truly missed.