Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Two Years

On Friday it will be two years since the coolest teen I've ever met
left us.
We still talk about him almost every day.
Miss him every day.
My 12 year old, Smith, wears some of his clothes.
His picture is on my I see it all of the time.

It is almost impossible to believe, still, that he isn't here.
Maybe it is because we have kept him so close. 

Colton, We miss you terribly, and love you still. 

 He loved Flogging Molly; he's wearing their shirt in that pic.
 So, Here's to you Coley Bowl!

Lyrics to If I Ever Leave This World Alive
by Flogging Molly

If I ever leave this world alive

I'll thank 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

Love you, Aunt Lola


SarahB said...

Such a tragic loss! Keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

Busty LaRue said...

I love that song. It makes me cry every time I hear it. It's on the Colton's Angels blog, at the bottom, if anyone wants to go listen to it:

Miss you Colton!

Kathi D said...

I can't believe it's two years. I wonder if he knew how many people would miss him and think about him. I hope so.

My nephew was 17 when he died (many years ago) and I always imagine the age he would be now, and the children he might have if he were still here.

Jackie said...

I just can't even imagine.

Amy said...

Oh wow Lola- It has really been two years?! So hard to believe. we lost our nephew almost 5 years ago...that's hard to grasp too.

Shasta said...

I can't believe it's been two years either, goodness time flies. How blessed you all are to have known and loved Colton. I would imagine he's keeping everyone pretty entertained up there and of course doing his best to watch over all of you down here! I think you're the best friend a girl could ever have, so I know you're the BESTEST aunt in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!! Lucky kids...sheesh :o)

Jenny said...

Love ya Coley! Miss you and your strut.

trisha too said...

It's wonderful how you keep his memory alive. It's obvious he is

Lizard said...

So hard. But i think it's good to talk about him everyday, cuz he is still here, right? in everyone's hearts? in songs that you hear? in books that you read? That's what makes the pain lessen somewhat.