When she was growing up, I ignored her. When she grew into a woman, I adored her. Fate had somehow thrown us too closely together early on and prohibited our intimate friendship. Eventually, fate did allow us to mingle-but then suddenly sent us away from each other, going in opposite directions at crucial times. Moreover, her chosen path just did not include me-after I finally learned that she was ready. I guess her sister standing next to her had talked too much about her future husband's character, though I was good to her also. Today however, everything changes because she's marrying Jeff; it's the end of our longtime family relationship.