Thank you Taryn at the American Widow Project for sharing this today. This is where I want to be. I want to sing along to his favorite songs, not cry when I hear them. I want to dance in the rain, not find it depressing. I want to get out and live this life, not keep wasting days by being absent in heart and mind. I want To Honor You.
To Honor You
To honor you, I get up everyday and take a breath.
And start another day without you in it.
To honor you, I laugh and love with those who knew your smile
And the way your eyes twinkled with mischief and secret knowledge.
To honor you, I take the time to appreciate everyone I love,
I know now there is no guarantee of days or hours spent in their presence.
To honor you, I listen to music you would have liked,
And sing at the top of my lungs, with the windows rolled down.
To honor you, I take chances, say what I feel, hold nothing back,
Risk making a fool of myself, dance every dance.
You were my light, my heart, my gift of love, from the very highest source.
So everyday, I vow to make a difference, share a smile, live, laugh and love.
Now I live for us both, so all I do, I do to honor you.
-Connie F. Kiefer Byrd