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This beautiful poem was discovered by one of The Gift of Second’s readers and passed on as she felt so many of us could relate. 

 

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 In Loving Memory of Jordan Alexander Kiefer 8/24/88 – 12/13/05

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