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I reached for you this morning
Woke up with empty arms
Once again it's sinking in
How far away you are
I still pour two cups of coffee
And tell you all about my dreams
This kitchen's way too quiet
You should still be here with me

And even though I cry like crazy
Even though it hurts so bad
I'm thankful for the time God gave me
Even though he couldn't make it last
I'm learning how to live without you
Even though I don't want to
And even with you gone love lives on

I still call your mom on sundays
It's good to hear her voice
She always tells me that same story
About her stubborn little boy
And I kept your favorite t-shirt
You know the one I used to hate
Ain't it funny how it's the one thing now
I just can't throw away

And even though I cry like crazy
Even though it hurts so bad
I'm thankful for the time God gave me
Even though he couldn't make it last
I'm learning how to live without you
Even though I don't want to
And even with you gone love lives on

She comes with me on your birthday
Little flowers in her hand
She's always known that somethings missing
But to young to understand
And someday she's going to ask me
What kind of man you were
I'll tell her all the ways I loved you
And all the you I see in her

And even though I cry like crazy
Even though it hurts so bad
I'm thankful for what god gave me
And she's the perfect way to make it last
I'm learning how to live without you
Baby I don't want you to
But even with you gone
Love lives on

Baby love lives on
Love lives on
Oh
Yeah

I reached for you this morning
Woke up with empty arms



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    UnregisteredApr 9, 2012 at 12:31 am
    I lost my husband last year. I'm a 20 year old widowed mother of our two children. He was the love of my life and i'm slowly learning to live without him. I somestimes wake up in the morning expecting him to be laying next to me and in those few moments before i remember i'm happy again.
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    Marcelle TorbertOct 30, 2013 at 6:11 am
    This is a song about losing the father of your child. Although i don't have any children, i did lose my husband, a marine cpl in afghanistan when i was 24 (3 years ago). I found this song on my sister's computer and it made me cry the first time i heard it by the first time i heard the chorus. The first verse could sound like a deployment (being gone and the distance), but after hearing the rest it hit me too hard. I always wonder when artists write songs like this if they realize who exactly is going to affect and that there are so many war widows from the past ten years in the usa.
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    UnregisteredJun 29, 2012 at 5:48 am
    Everything that reminds me of my dad i lovehim and miss him with all my heart mallary hope is my number one idol i love her!
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    UnregisteredApr 29, 2012 at 2:32 am
    I think that it is a mom saying her husband died and that she still calls her mother-in-law and talks to her. And they have a daughter and she is saying of how one day her daughter is going to ask about her dad and she is going to have to tell her. And she is going to tell her that even though he is gone his love still lives on. Very sweet. I almost cried
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    UnregisteredMar 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    I lost my father in january 2011... This song touches my heart and especially my mothers. I found this song and showed it to her and she fell in love with it. Although neither one of us can go through it without crying it is still an insperational song as we are still grieving. Miss you daddy!! Xoxo

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