Some people categorize life by events
Some by time
But I see it by people
And the emotions they let me make mine.
When thinking about childhood
I’m spirited, amused, and bright
I must be remembering the hide-and-seek games
We used to play at night.
High school was stressful,
But all the more pleasant
Picking a dress was hard,
But going to prom with you was the greatest present.
My twenties were a time
Of finding myself and feeling confused
But that was because
I kept thinking about a greater future with you.
Engagement, marriage, pregnancy flew by
I cannot begin to explain the joy I felt in my life
You were there every step of the way
Through all the happy moments, and through all the strife.
Though we became older and frailer
I felt younger than ever
Must have been because I was still falling deeply in love with you
With no regard for the passing of time whatsoever.
But now you’re gone.
I said I organized my life by the people in it
But really, you were the only one who truly defined it.
All my experiences have ties to your life
And to what you made me feel, your forever loving wife.
I continue to live, love, and remember.
On warm, sunny days
I feel happy, loved, and true
I remember all the times
I spent walking down roads with you.