Thursday, March 12, 2009

"More than just a memory..."


This is my nephew Colton. He left us one year ago, and we still miss him every day. He was such a fun kid!
He was the drummer in a band, and he loved music.
One of his favorites was Flogging Molly. He's wearing one of their shirts in this picture.
In trying to find something to say today. I found this song.
If I Ever Leave This World Alive
by Flogging Molly
If I ever leave this world alive
I'll thank you for all the things you did in my life
If I ever leave this world alive
I'll come back down and sit beside your
feet tonight
Wherever I am you'll always be
More than just a memory
If I ever leave this world alive
If I ever leave this world alive
I'll take on all the sadness
That I left behind
If I ever leave this world alive
The madness that you feel will soon subside
So in a word don't shed a tear
I'll be here when it all gets weird
If I ever leave this world alive
So when in doubt just call my name
Just before you go insane
If I ever leave this world
Hey I may never leave this world
But if I ever leave this world alive
She says I'm okay; I'm alright,
Though you have gone from my life
You said that it would,
Now everything should be all right
She says I'm okay; I'm alright,
Though you have gone from my life
You said that it would,
Now everything should be all right
Yeah should be alright
It has been a year since we held his hands, and stroked his curly hair.
We all miss his smile and his quick wit.
I know that he is all right where he is. I know that he wants us to be all right too.
You promised that you wouldn't come home from your mission....
Love you Coley-bowl!

13 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

What a sweet tribute.

Pinktulip said...

What beautiful words. I can just imagine that this would be just the right words to hear when you feel sad about losing a loved one.

Melanie said...

We think about and pray often for the Stewart Family

charlotte said...

Let me see through the tears. WOW!

lorelailette♚ said...

Those are amazing words! I am sorry for you're loss, there is nothing worse than loosing someone close to you're heart

Lynsey Lou knee deep in poo said...

Thank you Jana banana I love this tribute maybe we should take a verse of this song and us it on is head stone. It is great.

It's A Wonderful said...

Jana, that is the sweetest tribute. What a beautiful boy...God bless you all.

Busty LaRue said...

Have you heard it? It is awesome. It's now a major bawl-fest over here because of it. Thanks Lola for this post.:)

Kathi D said...

I can't believe it has been a whole year. I lost a nephew when he was 17 and I always think of him and wonder what he would be like at this age and that age . . . and sometimes I think that he was just too good for this world and hurried on to the next.

rachel griffith said...

it's hard to lose someone so young.

he loved a great band!!!
that particular flogging molly song is on my blog as we speak. in case you wanna here it and think about him.
{just scroll down to the bottom where the music player is, and skip to it.}

big hugs to you!!!

rachel griffith said...

hear it, not here it.
sorry.

trisha too said...

hugs and prayers to you--

my brother died when he was about the same age. it's not something you ever truly get over, or want to. it sure helps to know they really ARE "all right."

better than we are, for now!

No Cool Story said...

Hugs to your family and you.