Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I have said it before and I will say it again.  Music is a huge part of my life.  And on a day like today, when words in my mind cannot do life justice, it is in these moments when I turn to song.  To lyrics that reach into your heart and hold on.  Leaving behind hope, and perhaps a window into understanding.  

365 days.  52 weeks.  1 year.  I remember where I was standing when I got the news.  One year ago my Uncle took his own life.  One year ago today.  While I miss him, I know that he is in a better place.  A place that I can only imagine.  So here are some of the songs that I remember listening to, almost on repeat, 365 days ago.

It must have been place so dark, you couldn't feel the light, 
reaching for you through that stormy cloud.  
Now here we are gathered in our little hometown, 
this can't be the way you meant to draw a crowd. 
Why, thats what I keep asking.  Is there anything I could have said or done?  
I had no clue you were masking a troubled soul.  
God only knows what went wrong, 
and why you would leave the stage in the middle of a song.
There's no comprehending.  Who am I to try to judge and explain?  
But I do have one burning question.  
Who told you life, wasn't worth the fight?  
They were wrong.  They lied.  And now you're gone.  And we cry.  
Cause its not like you to walk away in the middle of a song.  
-Rascal Flatts

And his family gathers round on a piece of Hallowed ground.
Their hearts are heavy with their loss as the tears fall from their eyes 
there's one who'll always sympathize.
God only cries for the living because it's the living that are left to carry on.
And all the angels up in Heaven they're not grieving because they're gone.
There's a smile on their faces because they're in a better place than they've ever known.
God only cries for the living because it's the living that are so far from home.
-Diamond Rio

And with your final heartbeat kiss the world goodbye.  
Then go in peace and laugh on glory's side.  
And fly to Jesus, fly to Jesus, fly to Jesus and live.
-Chris Rice

There's one more angel in heaven.  There's one more star in the sky.
-Andrew Lloyd Weber 

Take today to remember that the sunset waits for no one.  Tell the people you love, that you love them.  Take a minute, close your eyes and take a deep breath.  Think of the all the blessings that you have in your life.  Live life, love life.  

1 comment:

  1. So sorry for your loss. I'm glad that you have found some great songs to help you cope with the loss.


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