Because you loved us without reserve, we know pleasure and delight.
Because you weaved your way into the fabric of our lives, we grieve the hollow of your absence.
Because you sought our happiness, we seek your tender memory.
Because you gave unconditional love, we ache to give where there is now no release.
Because you brought so much joy, we long to share anew.
Because you made your presence essential, we dare to reach out again.
Because you can never be replaced, we honor your memory with the gift of new life.
Because you showed how love expands, we allow a new kind of affection to swell.
Because you taught us to love once, we can love again.
Because of you.
p.s. And in case you were wondering, yes, I am a Saints fan. You're surprised I like football? That's a whole 'nother blog post. (My dear friend made me this blanket for my birthday. Isn't it the best? )