Everyone is in your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime, sometimes all three. For my dear friend, my adopted “Mom” it was for a reason and season, but she’s in my heart for a lifetime. I miss you still!

The Sun Rose: Ode to Lilly

The sun rose yesterday without you here.
Maybe it didnt know you were gone.
Maybe it hadn’t been told.
So I shed my tears to let it know.
Through tear blurred eyes
I watched out my window
thinking all would be still,
but then I heard the wind blow.
I heard laughter, I heard life.
I thought how could this be,
how could life go on
without stopping to wonder where you went.
Then in the midst of my tears,
the sun set yesterday without you here.

The sun rose today without you here.
We went to work, a busy day and a few more tears.
Again, life went on without stopping so I could miss you
and figure out how to live without seeing you,
without laughing with you, without you in my life.
and as I wondered the sun set today without you here.
The sun will rise tomorrow without you here.
I hope to learn to live with happy memories of you
and the friendship we shared.
I will be thankful for the time I had with you
and someday I will understand
that life has its reasons for doing what it does.
The sun will set tomorrow without you here,
but you will forever be in my heart.

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