a hero flies home…

Erik Graham Hagestad
January 5, 1966 – August 16, 2016

Today an angel opened his wings, took a final breath and departed for heaven from where he came as i whispered in his ear, “fly, fly my love, fly …”  he served his purpose well with his love, gentleness, and compassion, and leaves planet earth a better place. rather than simply existing in a life half-lived, he lived simply the life he imagined. he brightened so many lives, especially mine, and i feel the utmost gratitude. i am truly blessed that he chose me to spend time with, and in the process, changed me to be equally loving, brave, and adventurous.

erik lived a true hero’s journey, and the angels are lined up at heaven’s gate to welcome him back with cheers, hugs, whoops, and jumps of joy. he will sit down to a celebratory feast made just for him with steaks, wine, cheese, pizza, chocolate, and all the beer he can drink, all richly earned for a job well done.

thank you my best friend, my soulmate, my hero, my champion. we are forever destined to be together tied by a red string. i will see the reflection of your beautiful blue eyes in every ocean, i will feel your kiss with every ray of sunshine, and i will rejoice in your embrace with every summer breeze. go well my love and thank you for making my life joyful and complete.

i dedicate this song to you as you make your final journey home…

BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS ”You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”

I lost at love before
Got mad and closed the door
But you said child just once more
I chose you for the one
Now we’re havin’ so much fun
You treated me so kind
I’m about to lose my mind
You made me so very happy
I’m so glad you
Came into my life
The others were untrue
But when it came to lovin’ you
I’d spend my whole life with you
’Cause you came and you took control
You touch my very soul
You always show me that
Lovin’ you is where it’s at
You made me so very happy
I’m so glad you
Came into my life
Thank you, baby
I love you so much you see
You’re even in my dreams
I can hear
Baby, I can hear you calling me
I’m so in love with you
All I ever want to do is
Thank you baby, thank you baby
You made me so very happy
I’m so glad you
Came into my life
You made me so very happy
You made me so, so very happy
I’m so glad you
Came into my life
Mmmm, I want to thank you, Erik
Every day of my life
I wanna thank you
You made me so very happy
Oh, I wanna spend my life thanking you
Thank you baby, thank you baby
Thank you baby thank you baby

thank you all for your love and support. please raise a glass of wine to our hero…

xo talor