Your photo in white is amazing
Your smile is breathtaking!
Put it in a frame
And keep the flame
That makes your face glow
That’s the only you’ll ever know
1… 2… 3…. Smile!
Your wrinkles started showing
Your children around you are smiling
You’re proud of your family
And you’re still together happily
Against all odds and for better or worse
Life couldn’t have taken a better course
1….. 2…. 3…. No picture this year!
He played till the end his final act
Left you here by yourself trapped
You know everybody is around
But it’s not the same since you laid him in the ground
Your King is definitely gone
All you got is family photos and a broken bond
So let me make this as simple as possible. What are we? Who are we!?
There is the crazy one, the one you can rely on when you need something really off the chart to be done, the one who makes you laugh, who creates the jokes with you.
There is the shy artist one who is always there for you and who, deep down, is the one who loves to live, to make a mark. He is the one you rely on with anything concerning the magic of arts, the one you rely on to make memories immortal.
And then there is a really original one! She is like living in her own world with no worries and where everything is nearly perfect. She is the one you rely on to calm you down, to tell you that time will fix it all, and that everything seems magically more beautiful when it’s own time comes.
And last, you have the rebellious one. The one who hates rules, borders and limits. The one who is a heavy dreamer and sensible but who is crazy enough to rip everything apart if wrongly treated, you can rely on that.
In a perfect world, we don’t match, we are not even close. But in my world, we are the best foursome, and for better or for worse, we will always be there for each other.
I’ve been asked why I always smile, why I have this urge to live every second of this life enjoying it. I’ve been asked the reason of my strength, of my persistence, of my will.
So now I smile, I point my finger at you and feel really proud about what we have.
We have each others back no matter what, we are there whenever needed, we make life much easier, and above all we know how to laugh.
So to you, I bow my head. For every moment spent together, for all the tears that has been replaced with smiles, for every crazy moment, for every hysterical laugh, for all that we’ve been through, for my reason why…
Tomorrow if I die… I don’t want you to mourn, I don’t want you to grieve. Remember me as the girl who smiled a lot for no reason and tried to make the world a better place as much as she can. Try to embrace life and take each day as it comes, and most of all face all your fears and grieves with a smile, like I would do.
Tomorrow if I die… I don’t want you to worry that I was still young! I had my share of life, I laughed with friends, I had fun in moments although there were tears along my path. My dreams…. at least I saw one of them come true and lived through it. I reached some goals and some others are still pending but it’s ok to let go sometimes.
Tomorrow if I die… I will never see your face again. I will never get that chill I have down my spine with every touch of you. I will certainly miss your embrace, I will definitely not know what is the taste of your lips on mine.
But tomorrow if I die… sweet love of my heart, I will be released from your pain…
January 4th 1985. It was the first time I saw you, your big hands reaching for me, putting me on your lap and I heard my favorite lullaby ever.
It was you, my hero, my protector…
So cheers! To every moment we spent together, to every smile that was painted on our faces, to every proud moment you felt, to that sparkle in your eyes whenever you look at me, to the joy that comes with a dream accomplished, to my life with you past, present and future.
And know that I love you so much, because whatever happens, and no matter how much I age, I will always be “Daddy’s little girl”!