Faithful

you said be with me
and I said I am young
you said we’ll get older
i said it could be fun

you said be with me
and took me by the hand
I looked into you
and wanted all you had

you be careful with me darling
you uphold me
and I’ll be careful with your love dear
how it carries me
I carry your heart in my heart
I carry it under my skin
let’s hold on together
I will honour you

you said be with me
I said I’m older now
you said it didn’t matter
and I was getting colder
I said I want you to hold me
you said you had the time
I wish I had more to offer
all I have to offer are these old, aching arms

you be careful with me darling
you uphold me
and I’ll be careful with your love dear
how it carries me
I carry your heart in my heart
I carry it under my skin
let’s hold on together
I will honour you

I carry your heart in my heart
I carry it under my skin
I carry your heart in my heart
I carry it under my skin
I carry your heart in my heart
I’ll be faithful

A Week
Last week I wrote about the death of Sam. You can read more of the story here. I was very proud of Stu, and of D who gave an appropriate address from the family. Mostly I was amazed with L & J, who were remarkable in their grief and sorrow, yet true to the values and faith that they cherish. The children that ran around the church building during the funeral were the very best reminder that life is fleeting, fragile, precious and ought to be relished in all moments. I have never seen grief as beautiful as their submission to the process.

Also this week.

I said goodbye to my sister, who has departed on her OE .. a very big adventure. She left amid much tears, fears, boldness and heartbreak. It was very sad and yet thrilling to see her go.

Dani visited.

A wedding tomorrow.

What do you think?