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First, He Lived

February 11, 2017

Today is the 1st Anniversary of my beautiful son Anthony’s passing. He wants us to remember him as he lived. He lived by the motto “Live Every Day Like It’s Your Last.”  

He had it tattooed on his arm with an hourglass. He designed the tattoo himself for his 18th birthday and it was so special. Anthony made the most of EVERY day. 

He took some crazy risks, and made me bat shit nuts. I would scream my lungs out. There were days I wanted to choke the life out of him myself. I certainly texted him that fact quite often.  

But, he had a huge heart. 

There was nothing he wouldn’t do for me.   He was his Mother’s son. 

In trying to gather words for his prayer service today, I was thinking about using the usual quotes about death, but nothing fits.  

He lived

He loved life and would want us to continue loving each day that comes.  

The song “I Lived” by One Republic summarizes his passion for life and how he would want us to carry on. 

Honoring his memory. 

He did it all:

Hoping you take that jump
But don’t fear the fall
Hope when the water rises
You built a wall
Hoping the crowd screams out
Screaming your name
Hope if everybody runs

You choose to stay

Hope that you fall in love
And it hurts so bad
The only way you can know
Is give it all you have
And I hope that you don’t suffer
But take the pain
Hope when the moment co
mes you say

I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second

That this world could give
I saw so many places
The things that I did
With every broken bone
I swear I lived

Paris, 2005

Hope that you spend your days
But they all add up
And when that sun goes down
Hope you raise your cup
I wish that I could witness
All your joy and all your pain

But until my moment comes
I’ll say

I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second
That this world could give
I saw so many places
And things that I did
With every broken bone
I swear I lived

Virgin Islands

With every broken bone
I swear I lived
With every broken bone
I swear I lived

I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second
That this world could give
I saw so many places
And things that I did girl
With every broken bone
I swear I lived

San Francisco

Bermuda 2015



And he is in Heaven, living

Anthony didn’t die one year ago today. His body simply went to rest. 

His spirit lives on. In every smile we share.

In every happy moment. 

In every kiss. 

He continues to live, inside of all of us.  We need to continue to live to honor him.  

💋Miranda

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2 Comments

  • Reply Gina George February 11, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Today is your day Cry Scream Yell but remember your son couldn’t have asked for a better mother I will pray for you today. & light a candle in remembrance of Anthony stay strong
    God Bless You & Your Family

    Love , Gina

    • Reply Miranda Allen February 11, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      Thank you Gina!! ❣️❣️

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