On Not Forgetting

I tried to hold it together and stay strong at Iris’ memorial. But, I couldn’t. I broke down when her husband Jerry (man of few words) said to Iris -”Honey, Wherever you are, I want you to know I love you. I want you to know I’ll do my very best to take care of the boys and your parents”. Jerry urged us to not take any moment with our loved one for granted.

I brought home some forget-me-not seeds to plant in the backyard. I bet they’ll bloom beautiful in a few months.

Josh Groban’s “To Where You Are”
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIAQCiMIEEQ

Who can say for certain
 Maybe you’re still here
 I feel you all around me
 Your memories so clear

Deep in the stillness
 I can hear you speak
 You’re still an inspiration
 Can it be
 That you are mine
 Forever love
 And you are watching over me from up above

Fly me up to where you are
 Beyond the distant star
 I wish upon tonight
 To see you smile
 If only for awhile to know you’re there
 A breath away’s not far
 To where you are

Are you gently sleeping
 Here inside my dream
 And isn’t faith believing
 All power can’t be seen

As my heart holds you
 Just one beat away
 I cherish all you gave me everyday
 ’Cause you are mine
 Forever love
 Watching me from up above

And I believe
 That angels breathe
 And that love will live on and never leave

Fly me up
 To where you are
 Beyond the distant star
 I wish upon tonight
 To see you smile
 If only for awhile
 To know you’re there
 A breath away’s not far

To where you are

I know you’re there
 A breath away’s not far
 To where you are


Originally published at Ambal’s Amusings.