***I’d like to take a moment out of my life to make this announcement***
I like being me.
I like being the wife and widow of a hero.
I like the knowledge that I have the best of family, friends and pets.
I like the oddities of my being that I’m still being introduced to.
I like being introduced to them.
I like sunshine through my blinds when I awake.
I like telling my husband how in love with him I am, every night when I go to bed.
I like to dream of him.
I can survive the mornings when I don’t.
I like the warmth that overcomes me when I am reminded of the amazing things still out there for me to enjoy.
I like sitting in a coffee shop and lip syncing the words of a favorite song.
I like to sing them out loud, but spare the strangers around me.
I like when strangers become the people who get us through the days we never thought we’d survive.
I like how they are no longer strangers.
I like the days when I am ready to take on the world.
I like having the ability to forgive myself when I don’t.
I like when a sour time turns sweet.
I sometimes like celebrating the sweet over a glass of wine, sushi and foreign film.
I like turning up the volume on the foreign films, when I can’t hear them speaking.
I like that it doesn’t matter if the volume is up because I’m reading subtitles.
I like driving with my top down….convertible top.
I like looking down at my picture of Michael in the odometer and feeling an overwhelming sense of love take me over.
I like screaming out loud to him in reply….and smiling at the other drivers wondering why I am yelling to the heavens.
I like living.
I like having no fear for when the time comes that I will live no longer.
I like being Taryn Davis.
***You may now return to your regularly programmed life.***