Posted by: didyouseethis | January 1, 2009

Memory, Gratitude and Rockin’ Angels…again

Auld Lang Syne

(Last year’s post…with a few new thoughts)

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For those of you who don’t know, this is my Memory Garden. The candle burns every night in thanksgiving and for the safety of our troops.  (As well as any other “special intentions” of which, there are quite a few this night).
One year has ended and another begun…and I  will light another candle. It will be in gratitude for all the wonderful people in my life and for those that I have “met” in one way or another over this past year. You have all made my life richer.
God Bless You and Keep You
Wishing You A Blessed New Year

M*A

And….once again, a great big thank you to Trans-Siberian OrchestraTEN years of pure Christmas Joy for me. The first album, Christmas Eve and Other Stories is still my favorite. “An angel came down”….and finds the kindness and love in humanity. I’m so very thankful to Paul O’Neill, composer, lyricist, producer for all the joy TSO has brought to me, my family and so many others. I also want to point out that when he is introduced and makes his comments from the stage…he always takes a moment to thank the military, those who make it possible for us to gather for events like these and this year was no different.

TSO was remembering someone special to them and did an old Savatage song…that along with “Promises To Keep“…had me fumbling for the tissues.

BELIEVE
(O’Neill, Oliva)

So after all these one night stands
You’ve ended up with heart in hand
A child alone
On your own
Retreating
Regretful for the things you’re not
And all dreams you haven’t got
Without a home
A heart of stone
Lies bleeding

And for all the roads you followed
And for all you did not find
And for all the things you had to leave behind

I am the way
I am the light
I am the dark inside the night
I hear your hopes
I feel your dreams
And in the dark
I hear your screams
Don’t turn away
Just take my hand
And when you make your final stand
I’ll be right there
I’ll never leave
All I ask of you
Believe

Your childhood eyes were so intense
While bartering your innocence
For bits of string
Grown-up wings
You needed

But when you had to add them up
You found that they were not enough
To get you in
Pay for sins repeated

And for all the years you borrowed
And for all the tears you cried
And for all the fears you had to keep inside

I am the way
I am the light
I am the dark inside the night
I hear your hopes
I feel your dreams
And in the dark
I hear your screams

Don’t turn away
Just take my hand
And when you make your final stand
I’ll be right there
I’ll never leave
And all I ask of you is
Believe

I never wanted to know
Never wanted to see
I wasted my time
Till time wasted me
Never wanted to go
Always wanted to stay
‘Cause the person I am
Are the parts that I play
So I plot and I plan
Hope and I scheme
To the lure of a night
Filled with unfinished dreams
And I’m holding on tight
To a world gone astray
As they charge me for years
I can’t pay

I am the way
I am the light
I am the dark inside the night
I hear your hopes
I feel your dreams
And in the dark
I hear your screams Don’t turn away
Just take my hand
And when you make your final stand
I’ll be right there
I’ll never leave
And all I ask of you is
Believe

And then there was Wizards in Winter…the song that won The Boy over a couple of years ago…you can’t beat lasers and pyrotechnics!  The lady that made this video…was two rows in front of us!

It’s been a hard 2008 and 2009 is looking a little rocky as it starts out…but…”there is always hope”…and I do believe.

Happy New Year!
Love and much hope,

Mom

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Responses

  1. Happy New Year, My Friend! I believe, too, so we’ll both hope and pray for the new year to be better.

  2. I think you Memory Garden is awesome. What a wonderful idea.

    Our family went to see Mannheim Steamroller on December 26th. This was our DD’s first concert (seeing the Wiggles in the GA Mall didn’t count, I was told-LOL). We might try your idea of candles for the 12 days of Christmas. Each day adding one more candle with a new reason to be give thanks for.

  3. Ummm why is my name shortened?-LOL
    Now that’s better!


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