life has been hard without you,
and yet infinitely better for ever having known you.
you taught me what it meant to truly love,
and be loved.
fatherhood fit you so perfectly,
the little black dress of your life.
you wore it so effortlessly
so beautifully, and passionately.
now the memories live in the attic of my mind,
boxes carefully unpacked every day,
sharing stories of who you were
so they know the person who’s love
strength, and devotion
will carry them,
live with them
in all they do,
A portion of this month’s contributions has been donated to Al Otro Lado, honoring the life of a beautiful husband, friend, and father to help support keeping families together, regardless of their nationality and immigration status. Love is love, is love. It knows no borders or boundaries. Should you want to make a donation, this article has a good listing of resources to help you make a decision.