Saturday, March 5, 2011

You Raise Me Up

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.  As I begin this new phase of my journey, I am overwhelmed with the messages of support that I received yesterday from new friends far and near, through comments to my blog, via e-mail, telephone, in person or by text message, or, in the case of my extraordinarily wonderful sister, through flowers delivered to my new front door.  Thank you all. 

As I thought about all of this amazing support, about the network of support that exists among many of “us”, about our common humanity – our incredible, wonder-full humanity – thoughts of a favorite song came into my mind, followed by the words and melody.  I thought it very appropriate to close this short post with a link to this song, and as I went online, I found this incredible performance by Westlife, the Irish pop group. (How is it possible that I had not previously heard of them?  They’re incredible!)  Unfortunately, I couldn’t embed the viedo, but – believe me – it is well worth following the link and listening to their performance and viewing the images they have selected to illustrate the song.  This is my thank you to all of you who "raise me up."