Godspeed, Little Man
January 12, 2013 | My Jottings
Sometimes a person just needs to sit down and have a good cry. And sometimes a person (such as myself) already cries enough as it is, and needs the pharmaceutical corporations to get busy working on formulating a cry suppressant. We’ve all heard of cough suppressants. I think I might be the first one to line up outside Walgreen’s to buy a half-gallon of grape flavored cry suppressant. I’m certain it would sell well, and its stock would be the only one I’d feel confident purchasing nowadays.
Today I’m putting a video up that was put together by my oldest daughter Sharon a few years back, as a gift to her husband Chris. It’s a montage of photos of their oldest child and my grandson, Mr. McBoy. I hadn’t cried yet in almost a day and a half, and thought a good sob was called for, so I watched this for the first time in almost a year. Sure enough, many Kleenexes were needed.
You might want to wait to watch this until you have the seven minutes it takes to play out, and I think you need Flash to view it. The two songs are so quietly powerful and poignant (“You Cannot Lose My Love” by Sara Groves and “Godspeed” by The Dixie Chicks) you don’t want to miss them, not to mention the occasional captions Sharon wrote. It’s something to sit back and enjoy, so you can get the feel for a fine little boy and how he has grown.
This grand and handsome boy is almost eleven years old now, and his growing up and away from what you’ll see in this video is almost slaying me. I have never done well with change, and seeing him here as a baby and a little toddler, and knowing those years are gone forever is almost too much to bear. The older I get, the more nostalgic I become, so when I experience something like this, it seems like a distilled mixture of pure joy and grief.
Make sure your speakers are turned up, and sit back and click on the play arrow.
I’ll put another video up soon of Mr. McBoy’s sister, Mrs. Nisky. In the meantime, can you think of anything more worthwhile than spending time in prayer for these precious children God has put in our lives? I want so much to invest everything I can into each child in my life. Whether they’re our own offspring, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, or those we have adopted with our hearts, they all need our prayers for this coming year.
What would we do without children?
(Updated from the archives….)