Part of a series of poems inspired by and related to my new music album in the works called "Songs for Someone Else."
I dedicate this poem to a woman who changed my life with her words. I don't even know her name, but I was asked to attend her husband's funeral because I was her son's first grade teacher. I did not want to go, it hit too close to home for me...but I was encouraged in so many ways by so many people. As she grieved for her husband, she spoke of love with such a realness and beauty. It made sad, honored, and thankful-thankful because until that day, I had never really understood love, I thought I did before, but I didn't. I also dedicate this poem to her son, who makes me (and his dad I'm sure) proud everytime I look at him.