I see glimpse of you everywhere I go; in the mirror as I prepare for a new day, in the words I use and on the faces of my babies.
I hear your voice in mine at times and in almost every conversation, yet from other's lips. I feel the emotions you felt when I face new adversaries, start a new job or just get overwhelmed.
When I see the scars that adorn mine and other's skin - I always think of you. Scents and events take me back to all the nights we shared.
I wish I had held you closer and higher - so as you wouldn't crack. I could go on for days, writing of my regret. But as every story must end, yours did. I'm eternally grateful and proud of you.
We've evolved into quite an astounding human.
"From the ashes, a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring" -J. R. R. Tolkien