I promise to carry on your contagious smile.
The same one that would light up a room the minute you walked in.
I promise to laugh and never take myself to seriously.
I promise to love harder and forgive faster.
I promise to be content, in every sense of the word.
To be thankful for the air in my lungs,
and the nineteen years I was blessed to have with you.
I promise to try and have as big a heart as you did.
To be selfless.
To know what I have, and know what I can give to others who are not as fortunate.
I promise to grieve that absence of your physical being for only a moment.
And then I promise to set you free.
I promise to never give up on others,
even when I'm ready to give up on myself.
I promise to be a friend and a mentor as you were.
To be a helping hand, a shoulder to cry on or a set of ears to simply listen...
And I can promise you this...
I can promise to open my heart to you when I fall in love and when I fall apart.
When I become a Mrs. and when I become a mother.
I promise to let you hear every giggle and feel every hug.
To know every heartache,
and let you be there for every triumphant moment...
The most important promise I can make,
despite all my failures and all my losses.
A promise that carries the equivalence of all the rest combined is this...
I promise to make you proud.
With all that I am,
I love you.