To my daughter's father, Today marks 1 year since you passed and throughout this year, not a single day has gone by that I haven't thought about you. I wish that I could say that I've been strong and have not allowed your death to weigh on my heart but I can't say that. I know that I told you that I loved you, I know that I showed you but I also know that I was scared to fully give myself to you. I could say so many things about your laugh, your smile, your genuine nature but word's won't paint or express who you really were. We weren't perfect but your love came to me at a time when I thought that love didn't exist. You showed me that I could love, that I could be loved and you allowed me to have a symbol of our love. I love you more today than I did when I first met you. You're the sweetest thing that I have ever known...I feel like I sampled true love only for it to disapear... If I could only have made time stand still we would still be in our 'forever'. We'll always share love in Ariyah and you'll always have a piece of my heart. I'll love you forever and always.