From your powerful entrance into this world and the first moment
You reached out and clutched my finger with a strength and intensity of purpose & I knew it was to be my honour to follow your passages.
Remember, at five, on the swing and you wanted to jump off. You pumped till it seemed you would create a full circle and you let go travelling so high that the landing knocked the wind from of you. I remember.
I remember these past eighteen years you taught me.
Choose what you do - all your actions and intentions - with care and from the heart.
For you must love what your do. When you love each and every moment then do it with passion.
Do it with a lust to live and grow.
Do it with a determination to fall again and again.
Do it with soul and the deep searching thoughtfulness.
Do it with the courage to fly.
Do it with dreams, vision and imagination.
Most of all I remember your embrace. That capacity to communicate the essence of your spirit by wrapping your arms around my being. The fervent hugs of joy and the genuine hugs seeking comfort. The sincere hugs of congratulations and the profound hugs of silence. You taught me the power to hug.
Thank you Stefan for all the adventures and I rip open the sky with a desire to watch you soar with love and passion.