Saturday, September 18, 2010

May you LIVE all the days of your life!

I was browsing thru myriad photo's of various special occasions held this year -- milestones, turning points, learning curves all!  I was also trying to create a slideshow of them set to appropriate strains of music in the background.  Pfft! and Piffle!  The internet around here makes no concessions whatsoever for a random moment of creativity.  But this will do.  It says what I want to say to my posterity.... that indescribable and almost unbearably beautiful gift of little people in our lives....

May You Live 
Carolyn Arends

If there is a cup of life
And we each get our quotas

May you drink yours down, pass the rest around

And not waste one iota

And if there is a winding road

And mountains meant for climbing

May you be strong and brave, and constantly amazed

By every new horizon

And may you live

All the days

Of your life.

And if our days make up a dance

Then have no hesitation

Turn the music loud and send a crowd

Of friends your invitation

And if it’s true that love's a song

We sing in joy and sadness

Then may your song be sung at the top of your lungs

And may it bring you gladness

May you live

All the days
Of your life

And if there is another world

That waits beyond the curtain

Then when your time has come may you hear "well done"

And may you know for certain

That you lived …
ALL the days of your life!

About the Song 
by Carolyn Arends
...every nano-second of this life is precious, because our lives and what we make of them matter deeply to God. So live this life abundantly, moment by moment, as fully and deeply and passionately as you can. But there’s more to the equation. Live this life in the light of forever, knowing that the God who keeps His loving gaze upon you has prepared a place for you that will be more than you can hope for or imagine. We are called, by God’s grace, to live for both the Now and the Not Yet.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith… (Hebrews 12:1,2)

I'll try and link her music/song/site to this post but shucks, with the satellite performance I've been having lately....

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