This poem was read at the first Compassonate Friends meetings that Luke and I went to.
To honor you, I get up everyday and take a breath.
and start another day without you.
To honor you, I laugh and love with those who knew your smile
And the way your eyes twinkled with mischief and secret knowledge.
To honor you, I listen to music you would have liked,
And sing at the top of my lungs, with the windows rolled down.
To honor you, I take chances, say what I feel, hold nothing back,
Risk making a fool of myself, dance every dance.
You were my light, my heart, my gift of love, from the very highest source.
So everyday, I vow to make a difference, share a smile, live, laugh and love.
Now I live for us both, so all I do, I do to honor you.
Connie F. Keifer Byrd
In Loving Memory of Jordan Alexander Kiefer