Sunday, November 23, 2008

Holding On

It was written that I would love you
From the moment I opened my eyes
And the morning when I first saw you
Gave me life under calico skies

Slightly before 4 a.m., the door to our room opened and Boo sleepily stood by the side of the bed. I picked him up and put him next to me, watching him sleep in the middle of my own drowsiness, wondering how many more mornings like this there would be.

And so we stayed like that for one peaceful hour, as the skies turned from black to the slightest hint of gray-dawn.

I will hold you for as long as you like
I'll hold you for the rest of my life
Always looking for ways to love you
Never failing to fight at your side
While the angels of love protect us
From the innermost secrets we hide

I'll hold you for as long as you like
I'll hold you for the rest of my life

Long live all of us crazy soldiers
Who were born under calico skies
May we never be called to handle
All the weapons of war we despise
I'll hold you for as long as you like
I'll hold you for the rest of my life.

"Calico Skies", Paul McCartney

3 comments:

MOM-NOS said...

A beautiful song, and one that always reminds me of Bud. A beautiful post, too.

DemMom said...

When I read this post, I decided to go ahead and do my "Thanksgiving Challenge" post about my kids. So, I made you cry but you inspired me!

Betty and Boo's Mommy said...

Awwwww ... that is so sweet!