Michael Todd Coffman: Mom's Goodbye Song


I often listen to one of Todd's favorite singers, Lionel Richie. After hearing this song, I felt so strongly it was a message from me to my son, and from my son to me. I have a VHS of him lip synching this song when he was 14 or 15...

by Lionel Richie

I wanted you for life
You and me
In the wind.
I never thought there'd come a time
That our story would end.
It's hard to understand
But I guess I'll have to try,
It's not easy
to say goodbye . . .

For all the joy we shared
All that time we had to spend
Now if I had one wish
I'd want forever back again,
To look into your eyes
And hold you when you cry.
It's not easy
To say goodbye . . .

I can remember all those great times we had
There were so many memories,
Some good some bad.
Yes, and through it all
Those memories will last
Forever . .

There's peace in where you are
May be all I need to know.
And if I listen to my heart
I'll hear your laughter once more.
And so I got to say
I'm just glad you came my way, but
It's not easy to say
Goodbye . . .

Thanks from Todd Coffman's mom


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