Walking into a room with you by my side
I felt like the luckiest girl alive.
Life followed you and things were fine.
I felt proud to call you mine.
Tickling and joking, chasing and laughing,
Music blaring, hugging and dancing.
In just seven short years you impressed upon me,
A lifetime of values and moral beliefs.
Treat others fairly with kindness and grace.
Follow God, He’ll show you the ways.
Be the friend you’d want to keep.
Love hard, love strong, love true and deep.
Listen to your mother she knows things you don’t.
Take the high road when others won’t.
Stay loyal to your siblings they’ll always be there.
You must forgive, be patient and care.
Always laugh, life’s full of fun.
It twists and turns, just roll along.
Big blue eyes and six foot three,
I looked up to you, but you slipped from me.
Pulled the carpet out from under my feet
Took years to gain perspective and see.
Life may have had other plans than I wanted it too,
And I’ve spent 22 years missing you…
But lucky for me you taught me enough
To not give in when things got tough.
Through tragedy beauty created.
More dads, my husband, and children waited.
The blessing is you, your life gave mine.
The cycle continues, and your name will shine.
Six grown kids and eight grandkids later
Your contribution to us could not be greater.
Life follows you and things are fine.
I feel proud to call you mine.
Walking into a room with you by my side,
I was the luckiest girl alive…