Let me tell you what's going on,
With our family since you've been gone.
Ben is a firefighter, but has been working as an EMT.
Amir finished his PhD.
Mara is with someone new,
Who is helping her grow and adjust to life without you.
Dad has retired and seems to be okay.
But I always fear his happiness will decay.
I decided it was unhealthy for me to keep teaching,
So I resigned for my well-being.
Now I'm attempting to focus on my life ahead
But every night as I lay in bed
I cannot stop the memories of you in my head,
Nor the endless tears I shed.
So many things have happened this year
But the biggest change is you're no longer here.