In memory of Richard Colt Hazlett.
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.
~ beautifully written by Connie F. Kiefer Byrd