Wednesday, October 22, 2008

For Mom

Mom,
You have only been gone for 2 days and you've already sent us a song, a sunset and a touchdown. We all love you and we'll miss you forever.
For Good
(from "Wicked")
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
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 re-written mine
By being my friend...
Like a ship blown from its 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
Because I knew you
I have been changed for good
And just to clear the air
I ask forgiveness
For the thing I've done you blame me for
But then, I guess we know
There's blame to share
And none of it seems to matter anymore
Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood
Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a bird in the wood
Who can say if I've been
Changed for the better?
I do believe I have been
Changed for the better
And because I knew you...
Because I knew you...
Because I knew you...
I have been changed for good.

4 comments:

Monica said...

Wow. I have never heard that before. Thank you for sharing. Your mom was a very special person and I know how strong you and your family is. I know you will be alright, but it doesn't make the loss any easier. Just remember how lucky you are to have such a wonderful mother. I know her memory will live on through you, your sister, your brother, and your dad.

Julie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. Hugs and prayers from Tess and me!

monkx1 said...

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult loss of your mother.

Tracy, Justin, Loren, Mitchell and Devon

Marianne pour "les cousines de Xuwen" said...

Ooh, Tricia, I am so very sad to hear about your mum. I've gone trough this aswell last year (august 2007), when my dad suddenly and most unexpectably passed away. You are in our prayers. Love from French Marianne