July 6, 2012

Finally Friday Forum


I could not have made it this far had there not been angels along the way.
-Della Reese

A very happy Della Reese's birthday everyone.  I love the above quote for SO many reasons.  I think I have mentioned before on this blog that when my grandpa passed away back in 1981, I felt he became my guardian angel.  On Earth, he was a very gentle and kind man and from as early as 7 I felt a strong connection to him.  I think he understood me.  He always took the time to talk to me and listen.  I remember him always making me feel good about myself (and who wouldn't love that).  He constantly reaffirmed that I was a special girl and could do anything.  Thirty years later I still think about him and his words to me.   It might sound strange but through my 20s and 30s he helped me from the other side emotionally and spiritually.  Whenever I did something dumb (and who didn't in their 20s and 30s), I always felt he was there to comfort me.  His presence was real and important to me.  

I remember the last time I felt his presence.  He came to me the night my grandma (his wife) passed.  I was lying in my bed alone feeling sad and he appeared to me.  He wrapped me in his arms and told me he loved me but he had to go now and  he was gone.   As awful as this encounter sounds, I felt comforted somehow.  I'm not a whack-job.  I believe with all my heart that he watched over me and cared for me from the other side for close to 20 years.  WHAT A GIFT!!!  There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of him and know in my heart that I couldn't have made it through without angels.  

When I heard this song a few months after my grandma's death, it reminded me of him.  I know that God was working through him.  I have attached the lyrics and the video.   I hope you enjoy it. 

Until next time, count your blessings and enjoy your family and friends.


When you walk down the road
Heavy burden, heavy load
I will rise and I will walk with you
When you walk through the night
And you feel like you wanna just give up, give up, give up on the fight
I will come and I will walk with you
Walk with you
Until the sun don't even shine
Walk with you
I'll be there all the time
I tell you I'll walk with you
See you through
When you walk from this place
And you gotta go to meet him face to face
Take my hand and I will walk with you
Oh, oh walk with you
Till the clouds fade away
I tell you I'll walk with you
Each and every day
Oh yes I'll walk with you
Oh, oh oh when nobody cares
I'll be right there by your side
If all your hope is lost
I'm the one that's gonna help you see the light
Just look into my eyes
Please know you're not alone
I'm here,
I'm here by your side
Walk with you
Walk with you
Walk with you
I'll be there all the time, I'm gonna walk with you
Walk with you
I'll be there until the clouds just fade away
Walk with you
I'll be there every day, every day, every day, every day
Walk with you
I'll be with you all the while
Walk with you
Be right there through the longest mile
Walk with you
I will walk with you yes I will, yes I will, yes I will, I will
Walk with you
I will walk with you
I tell you I'll be there and I will
Walk with you
Believe me I'll be there and I'll walk with you, yes i will
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2 comments:

Mrs. E said...

I love the fact that you felt your grandfather's presence. I believe love is stronger than death!

laurie said...

such an inspiration you are, beautiful,