Monday, February 1, 2010

In My Heaven

"Nothing shatters, nothing breaks
Nothing hurts and nothing aches
We've got ourselves a helluva place
In my heaven
Looking down on the world below
A bunch of whining, fighting schmo's
Up here we've got none of those
In my heaven ....

Grandma's up here, Grandpa too
In a condo with to-die for views
There's presidents and movie stars
You just come as you are
No one's lost and no one's missing
No more partings, just hugs and kissing
And all these stars are just for wishing
In my heaven

There's little white lights everywhere
Your childhood dog in Dad's old chair
And more memories than my heart can hold ...

There's neighbors, thieves and long lost lovers
Villains, poets, kings and mothers
Up here we forgive each other
In my heaven ...
You can look back on your life and lot
But it can't matter what you're not
By the time you're here, we're all we've got
In my heaven ...

"In My Heaven" ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter

Remembering both of you today,
Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop,
as you celebrate your anniversary, together once more
in my heaven.

Photographs taken by me on February 27 and 28, 2009. The top one is the foyer of our house, and I just happened to catch the sun coming through at a very cool moment. The other one is of the conference center/hotel lobby where I was attending a scrapbooking retreat last year.
photographs copyright 2010, Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy, The Betty and Boo Chronicles)


JoAnn said...

What a beautiful poem... and perfect photos, too!

Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

JoAnn - aren't they great lyrics? I just LOVE Mary Chapin Carpenter. Every single one of her songs is pure perfection, IMHO, and I seem to hear them at the right time ... which was the case yesterday, listening to "In My Heaven" and thinking of my grandparents. Thanks so much (as always) for the comment!