Friday, December 02, 2016

Someone to care for, to be there for

Every now and then I see others experience things that help me put my trials into perspective. For example, a friend from high school passed away last night—after a long struggle with various brain tumours and cancers—leaving behind an expectant wife and six (soon to be seven) children!

Though I'm sure she is distraught, she is handling things beautifully and admirably (you can read about their experiences here).

My heart just breaks for their sweet family (though, truthfully, I haven't kept up with him/them much since high school, so I don't know they're a sweet family...but, still...I'm fairly certain that they are) and I find myself feeling so grateful for the trials that I've been dealt.

Life is full of such hard things, but such worthwhile things.

I don't know why but the song You Two (from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) popped into my head while I was thinking about this.

What makes the battle worth the fight?
What makes the mountain worth the climb?
What makes the question worth the asking?
The reason worth the rhyme?

To me, the answer's clear;
it's having someone near; someone dear
Someone to care for; to be there for
I have you two!

Someone to do for; muddle through for
I have you two!
Someone to share joy or despair with;
whichever betides you.

Life becomes a chore, unless you're living for
Someone to tend to, be a friend to
I have you two!
Someone to strive for, stay alive for
I have you two!

Of course, I don't have just two. I have "them" five:

1 comment:

  1. Great picture! I love that Benjamin is holding onto Zoë's ankle. What a wonderful family!