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

Elmarie Taman 20160918_190637

2 thoughts on “I Write This Today

  1. So heart wrenching, Sean. I can’t believe it has already been an entire year since her passing. You will always see her shining through the beautiful blue eyes of your daughters, or see her gentleness flit through their fleeting smiles. My heart aches for your loss. I pray for strength for you and the girls today especially, as your emotions must be in turmoil. God bless, our special friend….

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  2. Such a beautiful poem Sean! Thank you for honouring and loving her the way that you do. Our wkend shared together in the mountains, we’ll treasure forever. Her legacy lives on in her stunning daughters and when we spend time together the Great Comforter consoles and comforts us with His gigantic blanket of LOVE. Janine is so very proud of you and the way you have trusted the Lord throughout this time. Your girls absolutely adore you just like their Mom…she’s alive and living in all of our hearts and will always be around us, filling every precious memory with the beautiful person she is and always will be. We LOVE and pray for you and the girls every day. ❤❤❤❤❤

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