Remember the day when we first met?
I remember the sunshine and the sound of the creek as it rolled by.
I remember your tears.
I saw your pain, your confusion.
You lost all hope that day, remember?
But you called out to me, remember that? You called out through the tears. Your words were barely audible, but I heard them.
And when you were out of words and out of tears remember how I held you?
Remember the peace we shared that day – sweet, heavy, lingering?
Did you hear the angels in heaven rejoicing that day? I did. I remember it like it was yesterday.
You began reading my letters afterwards, remember that?
You couldn’t put them down. You hung on my every word. Sometimes you smiled and sometimes you cried and sometimes you just sat there in silence holding my letter to your heart. Do you remember?
Can I just say that I miss you? Can I say that that time was special to me? That everyday I looked forward to our time together?
I loved how you forgot to eat sometimes and how you let chores go undone you were so intent on reading and rereading my letters.
Remember that one day when you never even got out of bed – you just read my letters over and over again as the day slipped into evening? I remember.
Can I just say that I miss you?