They say you die twice, once when the last breath leaves your body, and again when someone speaks your name for the very last time.

This is where I’ll give you the gift of immortality, letting you live in my stories. My words never allowing this world to forget you. My voice will speak your name into history, into forever, into the stars, into infinity.
This is how I will gift you back the life that was taken from you too early. This is how I will say ‘I love you’ for all the times I didn’t, and for all the times I won’t be able to.

Her name is Maria Elena. She was, is, always will be the definition of love. She is my mother and I will never stop telling her stories or saying her name.