Three years ago today,
Three years ago I lost you.
Your smile, your laugh, your eyes,
Disappeared three years ago.
Three years ago you took your last breath,
Three years ago you closed your eyes forever.
You journeyed into a peaceful sleep,
That started three years ago.
Twelve years ago the tow of you,
Twelve years ago together.
You took she and I as your own,
You stated yourselves guardians twelve years ago.
Ten years ago we made it official,
Ten years ago I legally became yours.
You signed your name and stamped the seal.
I became your daughter ten years ago.
Six years ado we celebrated far away,
Six years ago, as a family we travelled.
Yours and mom's anniversary,
And my twelfth birthday six years ago.
Five years ago the darkness came,
Five years ago, everything changed.
So many tests, so many doctors,
Told us the news five years ago.
Three years ago the time approached,
Three years ago, you spent your last night home.
Christmas Eve, you were rushed to the hospital.
It was the final stretch almost three years ago.
And today, Tuesday, the pain strikes.
And today, January 8th, I remember all you were.
I remember your smile, your laugh, your eyes.
I sit in silence and remember you today.
Now, you've missed so much,
Now, I wish your could have seen.
Baseball, basketball, soccer. Concussions, surgeries and injuries.
All happened without you because you aren't here now.
This year in my final year home,
This year is my last run as a kid.
I'll graduate and go to college,
My life will change this year.
But I'll never forget twelve years ago.
And I'll celebrate ten years ago.
I'll smile when I think of six years ago.
I'll cry when I stumble on five years ago.
And I'll breathe when I remember three years ago.
For your death came and your death happened.
But your death only makes me remember how much you taught me.
I remember how you lived for sixty seven years, and not how you died three years ago.