Sunday, November 2, 2008

Thank You

Thank you for all the thoughtful comments and emails. Even though I have been quiet (in a blogging sense) this week, they have been a great source of comfort and encouragement. My body is healing; my heart is taking longer. I know only time will truly mend that, but there has been much to be thankful for in the midst of our sadness, too: my wonderful dh, my three beautiful boys, amazing friends who have showered me with love and care beyond measure, a church body who has grieved with us and so many more. Thanks to each of you who are a part of that sweet blessing. Sometimes it's in times of great sadness that you see joy so clearly.

This song was playing in the car when dh left the doctor's office after our sad news. It's from Ray Lamontagne's new CD called Gossip in the Grain. Later that night he hugged me tight and told me, "This is my heart for you," as I listened for the first time. I have listened again and again since then. It's amazing how when someone puts your experience to words it can be so comforting - even if it's in a sad sort of way. I thought I would share it with you, too. (Not a great video but it's a new song so there are not too many options on YouTube yet!)



Let It Be Me

There comes a time,
A time in everyone's life
When nothing seems to go your way,
When nothing seems to turn out right

There may come a time,
You just can't seem to find your place
For every door you open,
Seems like you get two slammed in your face

That's when you need someone,
Someone that you, you can call.
When all your faith is gone,
It feels like you can't go on

Let it be me
Let it be me
If it's a friend that you need
Let it be me
Let it be me

Feels like you're always comin' up last
Pockets full of nothin' ain't got no cash
No matter where you turn
You ain't got no place to stand
You reach out for somethin' and they slap your hand

I remember all too well
Just how it feels to be all alone
To feel like you'd give anything
For just a little place you can call your own

That's when you need someone,
Someone that you, you can call
When all your faith is gone
It feels like you can't go on

Let it be me
Let it be me
If it's a friend you need,
Let it be me
Let it be me

Let it be me
Let it be me
If it's a friend you need,
Let it be me
Let it be me
Let it be me


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9 comments:

Sheryl said...

Jennifer,

It is beautiful..not the song I'm talking about.. but the love your husband holds for you.

Sheryl

Penny said...

Jennefer, as a Mom who has been through similar times I offer my prayers and hopes for some gentleness in your life right now - reading these two posts has brought it all right back for me - I wish you well.

Lisawa said...

Jennefer... what a precious and tender sentiment... it’s a beautiful song, and I cry with you dear.... beloved.... sister...

We keep you and your family in our prayers......

Heidi said...

Jennefer~ Thoughts and prayers headed your way, friend. My heart is broken for you. May God heal your body and heart beyond what you can fathom at this moment.

my5wolfcubs said...

((((HUG))))
Lee

Darcy @ LWM3B said...

Virtual hugs, my beautiful friend. I hope soon they can be real ones. We need another girls' retreat. Maybe our other dear ones can come too. Then those virtual hugs can be real ones.

Tracy said...

{{{hugs}}} sorry, to hear your sad news! I used to visit here often, and now have you on my blogroll!
Lovely song!

Renay said...

Saying a prayer for you today, Jennefer. (((Hugs)))

~Angela (mommylawyer) said...

Jennefer, I'm glad you and I have been able to email some about our shared losses. My heart is aching for you. You'll be in my prayers.