The Important Things

Amy, the Sunshine of my life.
Ian, the Joy of a firstborn for a proud papa.
Ella, a lasting twinkle in the eyes of a happy heart.
Dad, the quiet, my unspoken hero.
Mom, the love that left too early.
Family, the glue sticking it all together.
Friends, the system of my world.
Stillness, the calm that quiets the storms.
Walks, the sidewalk rivers that follow me.
Pets, the happy paws always in the right mood.
Health, the assurance of everything.
Memories, the tears and smiles that pass the troubled days.

-April 3, 2009