To Honor You

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


Hi Erin,

I came over from Heather’s LJ and just caught up on your posts. I am moved beyond words. I hope that the act of writing about what you’re going through is healing in itself. Thank you for sharing.



Hi Shannon, thank you for your visit and your kind words! –Erin

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