DARRYL LESLIE COLEMAN JANUARY 18, 1958 - OCTOBER 18, 2011
by Patricia Hymes
Jan 2011-we had no idea
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Although our time together was but a blink of an eye, I am so grateful to have made your acquaintance six years ago. We were friends first and we always said that we were glad of that. We were friends until you kissed me for the first time at the end of May 2010. I remember joking (not really) that you should have kissed me long ago. I wish you had, we would have had more time together.
As I sit without you on this your 54th birthday listening to the song that will always remind me of you, I think of it as Darryl's Theme, I am remembering your last birthday. We were in Myrtle Beach, me, you, DeeDee and your grandkids thinking we had our whole lives ahead of us. We did but we were clueless about the brevity of it. i HATE that you died and left me. I feel the pain of that loss each and every day.
Yes, you are gone and I have continued to live on, but the what ifs, if onlys, the whys and on and on still haunt me.
I miss my friend most of all. We were friends first and foremost. I miss your laugh and your smile. I miss the funny way you talked with your Queens accent. I miss being sure that you and I were on the same page. I miss us and I think I always will.
You live in my heart and there you will stay NO MATTER WHAT!
Like Carol Burnett sang, "I'm so glad we had this time together, just to have a laugh or sing a song. Seems we just get started and before you know it. Comes the time we have to say so long.
So long My Love. Gone but never forgotten.
Thank you and God for your presence in my life.