Forever and Always

There comes a time

When so unexpectedly you cross my mind

No matter the day

No matter the circumstance

My thoughts return to you

Moments of love flash by

Filling my heart

As well as my eyes

When nothing else remains

I only have the memories

Consumed by the pain

I would give everything

For one more minute

Your voice calling out my name

One last embrace

The sound of your laughter

Another moment in your presence

Even a phone call would ease this pain

I’d live this life over a million times

And do it all again

Exactly the same

Just to have you here

So I wouldn’t have to miss one single day

I know how to stop and turn off my brain

But this heart is another story

Since it is experiencing a new level of pain

Moments of strength

Followed by crashing bouts of weakness

Much like the ocean

Calm and serene

Peaceful tides and waves

Its turns in a instant

Leaving sorrow and rage

I’m no longer living

Only treading water

For I am forever changed

Never again to be the same

Senselessly stolen

But I will not let it be in vain

Looking toward a new focus

Setting out to make the difference

Bringing forward much needed change

I stand fast in this affirmation

For you

For the families

For all affected

My promise until my dying day

That not one more person has to face this outcome

Say goodbye

Or walk away knowing it didn’t have to end this way

I may not have known you

But I love you the same

For I have a son, a mother, a brother, a niece, a nephew, extended family, a friend, and to imagine living my life with one of them taken is far too much for me to take

I look forward to another day

When as promised

We can stand face to face

Because my God sent his only son to wash away our sin

He promises life everafter

And in His name I continue to pray

The only thing that remains

Is until then

You will be missed

Your life will live on through memories

As well as serving a purpose so that we may all see brighter days moving forward standing together

Demanding they take notice

Bringing about action

It will forever be in honor of your legacy and name

We will be here diligently working while sorting through the pain.





Do you know the impact they really have?

We get so busy with life and everyone uses words all day along, for their whole life.

Some spoken
Some written
Some typed
Some sang
Some screamed
Some drawn
Some painted
Some hung
Some framed


Just words or more?

Think about it

A simple “good morning” has the ability to brighten someone’s whole day

A “thank you” might be the one thing that encourages someone to keep going , when they feel like they have failed

A “thinking of you” could be the message that breaks weeks of silence for someone

A “are you ok” might be the one thing that opens a line of communication that a friend desperately needs

A “I hope you are doing well” could be the only encouraging words someone hears that day

A “I’m here for you” could safe a life

A “remember when” could produce a memory and laughter that replaces someones tears

A “congratulations” might be the response someone needed during their unspoken battles

A “I’m so happy for you” might produce the courage someone was having difficulty finding in themselves

A “I appreciate you” could have just lifted the spirit of someone suffering in silence

A “I love you” that isn’t done out of routine, but truly in the moment is the kind of thing that makes our heart sing

A “hi or hello” could be the only personal interaction someone has had in the years since their spouse passed away

I could go on forever but I’ll just say.

How are you
I appreciate you
I hope you are having a great day
I’m happy for you
Im here for you
And congratulations on your accomplishments today!

♥️ me

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