Two Years

On Friday it will be two years since the coolest teen I’ve ever met
left us.

We still talk about him almost every day.
Miss him every day.
My 12 year old, Smith, wears some of his clothes.
His picture is on my fridge…so I see it all of the time.

It is almost impossible to believe, still, that he isn’t here.
Maybe it is because we have kept him so close. 

Colton, We miss you terribly, and love you still. 

 He loved Flogging Molly; he’s wearing their shirt in that pic.
 So, Here’s to you Coley Bowl!

Lyrics to If I Ever Leave This World Alive
by Flogging Molly
If I ever leave this world alive

I’ll thank for all the things you did in my life
If I ever leave this world alive
I’ll come back down and sit beside your
feet tonight
Wherever I am you’ll always be
More than just a memory
If I ever leave this world alive

If I ever leave this world alive
I’ll take on all the sadness
That I left behind
If I ever leave this world alive
The madness that you feel will soon subside
So in a word don’t shed a tear
I’ll be here when it all gets weird
If I ever leave this world alive

So when in doubt just call my name
Just before you go insane
If I ever leave this world
Hey I may never leave this world
But if I ever leave this world alive

She says I’m okay; I’m alright,
Though you have gone from my life
You said that it would,
Now everything should be all right

Love you, Aunt Lola


9 thoughts on “Two Years

  1. I love that song. It makes me cry every time I hear it. It's on the Colton's Angels blog, at the bottom, if anyone wants to go listen to it:

    Miss you Colton!


  2. I can't believe it's two years. I wonder if he knew how many people would miss him and think about him. I hope so.

    My nephew was 17 when he died (many years ago) and I always imagine the age he would be now, and the children he might have if he were still here.


  3. I can't believe it's been two years either, goodness time flies. How blessed you all are to have known and loved Colton. I would imagine he's keeping everyone pretty entertained up there and of course doing his best to watch over all of you down here! I think you're the best friend a girl could ever have, so I know you're the BESTEST aunt in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!! Lucky kids…sheesh :o)


  4. So hard. But i think it's good to talk about him everyday, cuz he is still here, right? in everyone's hearts? in songs that you hear? in books that you read? That's what makes the pain lessen somewhat.


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