Farewell, Kailynn.

You were not here long enough to teach me how to be an uncle and I did not have enough time to spoil you as my niece.

You had to fight to enter the world and I know you fought even harder to stay — I am truly sorry I was not there to fight by your side.

It hurts knowing you are gone after I spent so much time wondering about the person you would become.  The things I will never see you do or delight in hearing you say.

Still all these years later, despite many other farewells, I am no better at letting go.  How do you bid farewell to the newest member of your family before she can even wave goodbye?