Where Have You Been? I Looked For You
I remember my dad with bad knees pushing my mom in a wheel chair when she had heart surgery. Her wheel chair provided the support he needed to walk. Even in their ailments they found a way to be a support to each other.
I've seen my step-mom sleep on a sofa to be close to dad as he slept in a chair during the decline of his health. They found a way to be close together and support each other.
My wife's parents are also models of supporting one another when youth fades and joints fail. Their devotion to each other and desire to be together no matter what is absolutely inspiring to me. They are setting the bar high for my treatment of their daughter both now and 20 years hence.
This beautiful song by Kathy Mattea celebrates that kind of love that thrives during the youthful years and continues to nurture the relationship in the later years. I'm thankful to have had that kind of relationship for 31 years now, and look forward to many more.
I remember hearing Kathy sing this song 25 or so years ago on the Late Show with Johnny Carson. I had fallen asleep on the sofa but woke up when I heard this song. It brought tears to my eyes. I looked over at Cheryl and she had tears in hers. When you learn that this song was written by Kathy's husband in honor of his grandparents, well, you'll just have to experience the song.
Listen. Celebrate your relationship with your husband/wife. Enjoy. Thrive. Thrive. And even when some days seem impossible, even some weeks, months, maybe years, if at all possible, hang in there, and this song can be yours.
Well, what do you think?