I was finding myself noticing that Karen was not at the table during our banquets at the ISNA Ed Forum. For years we had unspoken plans to show up at meals and sit in groups to catch up with one another. I missed Karen’s ideas throughout the Forum. I recall many of her mannerisms and patterns of thinking. This year, 2017 I had the pleasure of sitting with her daughters at one of the dinners. I was pleased with the Tribute that ISNA Ed Forum paid to Karen’s efforts toward Islamic Education. She was a pioneer and a role model for building and for perseverance. I know words really don’t do her contribution justice, but I value her long friendship and professional collegiality. May Allah (S) grant her the highest station of the garden. Ameen.