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For Good

People are good.  You are good.  You are my people.

In a world that has been turned upside down I must work to remind myself to focus on the good. There is so much good in the world. The people in my life are a constant reminder of the good.  All of the people.  The ones I have had with me my entire life, the ones I have chosen to be a part of my life to come, the ones  Mom chose for me when she picked them to be her friends, the ones who have recently come into my world, and the ones I have never met but I feel so very connected to.  No matter where you fit in this I want to say thank you.

Thank you to my people who give me daily encouragement.

Thank you to my people who sent thoughtful cards, books, beautiful gifts, prayers, and virtual hugs.

Thank you to all my little people for sharing your energy and outlook on the world.

Thank you to my people who have given me something to focus on…trips, classes, kiddos, clothing line—insert subtle plug for business—https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovelightandlularoe 😉 I couldnt resist.

Thank you to my people who gave gifts of themselves and their talents; massages, hair cuts, work-outs, dog watching, photography, conversation, home cooked meals, and companionship.

Thank you to all my people for being on this journey with me.

I can’t type any of this without the cheesiest part of my brain taking over and so I leave you with this:

Only click here if you are prepared to have a good cry.

“For Good”
Wicked
[Glinda:]
I’ve heard it said,
That people come into our lives
For a reason
Bringing something we must learn.
And we are led to those
Who help us most to grow if we let them.
And we help them in return.
Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true
But I know I’m who I am today
Because I knew you.

Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun,
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood.
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better
But because I knew you.
I have been changed for good.

[Elphaba:]
It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime.
So, let me say before we part:
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you.
You’ll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart.
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have rewritten mine
By being my friend.

Like a ship blown from it’s mooring
By a wind off the sea.
Like a seed dropped by a skybird
In a distant wood.
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better
But because I knew you…

[Glinda:]
Because I knew you…

[Both:]
I have been changed for good.

[Elphaba:]
And just to clear the air
I ask forgiveness
For the things I’ve done,
You blame me for.

[Glinda:]
But then I guess,
We know there’s blame to share.

[Both:]
And none of it seems to matter anymore.
Like a comet pulled from orbit
(Like a ship blown from it’s mooring)
As it passes a sun.
(By a wind off the sea)
Like a stream that meets a boulder
(Like a seed dropped by bird)
Halfway through the wood.
(In the wood)
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better.
I do believe I have been changed for the better.

[Glinda:]
And because I knew you…

[Elphaba:]
Because I knew you…

[Both:]
Because I knew you
I have been changed…
For good.

My grieving is not even close to being over but, with all of you lovelies by my side the world seems like a much nicer place.  Wrapping you all in a huge virtual hug.

10 Comments

  1. So lovely to see that photo. Gail so loved her beautiful girls! X

  2. Beautiful! Also, even though warned I was unprepared for the cry. Thank you for that. I love you.

    • lovelightandloss

      July 26, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      Heed the warning. 😉 Such a beautiful powerful song though. Sometimes crying is helpful. Love you.

  3. Love this and love you

  4. Perfect choice of song!!! I listen to this soundtrack so frequently because, in addition to the amazing music and voices, the message in every single song fills your heart and mind with the strength and knowledge to keep moving forward. Such a great tribute to Gail always – love you!!!!!

  5. kelly williams

    July 26, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Wishing it was am in person hug! I miss your smiling face.

  6. Hugs comin your way. I had a dream the other night and your mom was in it. She was happy, healthy and helping me with a show. Perhaps we were in heaven? Miss her all the time still. Can only imagine your pain and loss is so much more. Love you sweet Blake and all your family.

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