Dearly Departed,

Thank you for teaching me joy. I could always feel your eyes on me, watching me as I moved about. The second we locked eyes you would break into a smile and laugh. And oh, how you would laugh. Your eyes would sparkle as if you were keeping the best, most wild secret. You lit up the room, affecting everyone around you.

I couldn’t help but grin back. That unbridled happiness, that deep contentment.

I will miss you, my friend.

Thank you.

All my Love,

*Note* the individuals in the Dearly Departed series do not represent a single individual, but rather a compilation of patients and loved ones who have died, and the lessons they have taught me over the years.

DIE WELLCarrie TylerComment