I Write This Today

Because you held my hand
Because we fell in love
Because you said "I do"
I write this today

Because we moved from home
To somewhere foreign and strange
Because you stuck by my side
I write this today

Because you chose to forgive
When I took you for granted
Because you saw who I was in Christ
I write this today

Because you mothered our girls
So beautiful and true
Because of your legacy in them
I write this today

Because you showed me true love
Unconditional and so consistent
Because you always said what was right
I write this today

Because of your undeniable beauty
That shone from within
Because of the lives you touched
I write this today

Because of your strength 
Not only in your last days
Because of your unswerving trust in Him
I write this today

Because of all these things
I still can't say goodbye
Because I love you so
I write this today

Because it is so hard to say
Happy first birthday in heaven
The girls and I miss you 
Until we meet again

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