One Year Later

One year later and still finding my way
One year later and your memory still fills my everyday

Without you, there is a big hole to fill
No more hugs in your arms or phone calls at will

No shoulder to cry on or wise words to hear
Just your memories that I continue to hold dear

One year later I’ve let the pain go and my journey has made me stronger
One year later and I’ll not look back or cry any longer

One year later and I let spring wash over me
One year later and its gentle breeze lets me just be

One year later and I’ve grown much stronger
Through tears, fears, laughter and pain my mother remains my friend longer

While the wind tickles my bare arm
It blows away the pain and returns me to the farm

Where love held strong, where love was simple and clear
Where I learned to hold near everything I hold dear

One year later God changed things for me
Things just arn’t always what they seem to be

But a strength and peace were found as the journey transpired
And in the end my life’s goal is to be a woman my mother would have admired

One year later and I’ve found peace and you’ve become me
One year later and I’m finally ready to become all that I can be

This is just something I wrote on the one year anniversary of the passing of my beloved mother. The past year has been challenging as I have learned how to live life without her. I have peace, and in many ways I am stronger than I thought I could be, guess that is good. Mom, I miss you.

So I ask you my friend, “what’s next on your list?”


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