Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Happy Sweet 16 Hunter

Dear Hunter,

Today is your 16th birthday. 

Happy Sweet 16 baby!

I've been trying for a while to figure out what I could say today but I just end up deleting whatever I write.  Whatever I write just feels empty... meaningless...  irrelevant...  hollow...

I've been eyeing this day on the calendar since you left us, not knowing how we will get through the day and I'm still not sure but at least we will be together.  Me, your mom, Dayen, Jim, Chris, grandma A, uncle Mark and a bunch of others.  We will celebrate your life, and be incredibly grateful we had the honour of calling you a daughter, a sister, a niece, a granddaughter, a cousin, a friend, our Cheech.

You were loved so much by so many in your short time here with us. I don't know if we know yet how to live in a world where you don't exist but we are stepping through the days, together.  You are always on my mind.

It's hurts to laugh here without you
a piece inside of us is gone
so if you're looking down on me
I love you
and miss you
so much

Love Aunt Deenie

All for you
Everlasting love forever skies of blue
All in your heart
Never ending just a means for start
Comfort in your eyes
For the warmth inside your smile
Faith's done gone astray
It was you who made living all worth the while
Oh I thank you my child
It was you who made living all worth the while
Oh I thank you my child
With the touch of your hand
Amidst confusion I can see enough to understand
All my fears repressed
Oh lovin' you child it's the best
You're all & everything to me
Til the end of times you know you'll always be
Ain't no second guess
Oh you put my worried soul to rest


Jason said...

Happy Birthday Hunter....from your family in Texas.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Happy Birthday Hunter

Colleen said...

Happy birthday Hunter. And a super big hug to you my dear!

Julie said...

Hugs to you. I know she is looking down and smiling at you.

misszippy said...

wow. So tough. I know she is thinking about you today too.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful tribute. :'( *HUGS*

Shelby said...

Happy birthday Hunter, your beauty is inspiring =)

Emz said...

I read this yesterday & thought I could think of something worthy to be in the comment section on Hunter's post.

All I can say is -- you are awesome. She sounds like an amazing woman. This is a beautiful tribute to her.


Bryan Payne said...

Beautiful Post.