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My Dearest Jon

It had to happen, we knew it, sooner or later we'd lose one of us, we didn't know which one though, we never dreamed it might be you. It was.

The memorial service was nice, I couldn't bring myself to say anything, I was afraid I might choke on my own words so I watched silent as the others spoke.

They all had something good to say, some small memory of you, something you said, or did, something that made a difference to them, even if it was only to put a smile on a sad face, it was important. You were important.

Charlie got up there, said his bit, I envy him, he had no shame, tears streaming down his face as he spoke about you, he didn't care what people might have thought, I wish I was like that.

He played a song, I didn't know it, something quite old I think, he said it was from an old movie, over 150 years old, but it spoke so well everything I wish I could say to you, what we both wish we could say.

We were blessed Jon, to have you as a part of our lives, to have your love, it was amazing really, and we were both so glad to have you.

I was looking around the ship today, before I came here, to write this letter, strange a letter to a dead man, but... it's comforting.

After the service, everyone went back to work, but I couldn't do it, everywhere I looked you were there. It's the same for Charlie I think.

Everywhere there is something that reminds me of you, I see your face all over the ship, and I think maybe it's because you really are here, watching over us all still, like you always did.

You taught me so much Jon, you showed me how to love, and be loved, how to reach for my dreams and grab them with both hands, dreams I never knew I had until I was with you and Charlie.

You taught me to reach for the sky Jon.

And what now? That’s the question, Charlie and I will stay together, I don't think it will be easy, without you, but you gave us both so much love and strength, it will hold us in good stead I know, somehow we will make it.

Thank-you Jon, for being here, for loving me, for loving us both.

You where our strength, the part of our lives that made us shine just that little bit brighter than we ever could have alone.

I will never forget you Jon, here ever I am, you will be there with me, a part of my very being. As long as I live, so will you.

Goodbye my Love.
Malcolm


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Faith Hill - There You'll Be

When I think back
On these times
And the dreams
We left behind
I'll be glad 'cause
I was blessed to get
To have you in my life
When I look back
On these days
I'll look and see your face
You were right there for me

[CHORUS:]
In my dreams
I'll always see you soar
Above the sky
In my heart
There always be a place
For you for all my life
I'll keep a part
Of you with me
And everywhere I am
There you'll be

Well you showed me
How it feels
To feel the sky
Within my reach
And I always
Will remember all
The strength you
Gave to me
Your love made me
Make it through
Oh, I owe so much to you
You were right there for me

[Repeat chorus]

'Cause I always saw in you
My light, my strength
And I want to thank you
Now for all the ways
You were right there for me
You were right there for me
For always

[Repeat chorus]


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