I have a confession to share.
This week I have found myself really scared
Scared people will forget Olivia.
That as the years pass her beautiful smile is fading from people’s memories.
The fear actually causes my heart to race and my chest to tighten.
She cannot be forgotten
She cannot be allowed to slip from your minds.
You see my girl was amazing.
Yes I know all moms will say this about their children but Livvy she was truly inspirational.
Changed every bit of me.
She taught me the value of the moment.
How precious the here and now is.
I learned to listen,
Really listen to the world around me.
The whisper of the wind
The harmony of a bird song.
She taught me freedom
To dance like no one is watching
To sing tuneless but with heart.
She taught me about love.
True unrelenting love.
The release of your whole soul to another.
Each day was a gift wrapped up in a lesson.
A lesson of love,
A lesson of compassion
My girl she kept on giving when all had given up.
Kept on dreaming when others had awoke.
How can she be forgotten?
Please don’t forget my beautiful daughter.
Hold her in your hearts like the gift she is.
Dance in the rain and under the rainbow she will send.
Hug each other tight with all your hearts.
Make those memories each and everyday.
Live life in love
Just like Livvy did.