Friday, February 7, 2014

Love You Tightly


I recently found out that the lead singer of Sanctus Real has a medically fragile child.  His son, Bowen, has Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a rare, serious heart problem.  This is the same syndrome that the infant son of a teacher-friend of mine has, and he is currently fighting hard in the hospital!  

As I was reading Bowen's Story, I learned that many of Sanctus Real's songs were inspired by their story.  When I read the lyrics to this song, they definitely tugged at my heart strings.  He gets it.  He gets it in a way that only the parent of a medically fragile child can.

We're heading to CHOP next week, so this was a very timely reminder as we continue to discover God's plan for Abby's life.



Love You Tightly

It's my reality, you don't belong to me
I know we're living on borrowed time
And when I look at you, I can clearly see
A gift that I may only hope for a while
So while we still have time

I'll love you tightly but hold you loosely,
Cause you were never mine
No, you were never mine
I'll love you tightly but one day I'm gonna have to let you fly
Cause you were never really mine

I've learned the hard way, life is a give and take
You've gotta take it one day at a time
And every minute is a chance to breathe it in
Before you know it it will pass us by

So I'll love you tightly but hold you loosely,
Cause you were never mine
No, you were never mine
I'll love you tightly but one day I'm gonna have to let you fly
Cause you were never really mine
Oh yeah
You were never really mine

Some days I catch myself holding you too tight
Cause I know that I can lose you
I don't wanna lose you
Some days I catch myself staring at the time
Cause I know we're gonna lose it
It's gonna fly by
So in the meantime
I'm gonna love you tightly

I'm gonna love you tightly but hold you loosely,
Cause you were never mine
No, you were never mine
I'll love you tightly but one day I'm gonna have to let you fly
Cause you were never really mine
I'll love you tightly
But hold you loosely
Cause one day I'm gonna have to let you fly
Cause you were never really mine
I'll love you tightly

1 comment:

Raelyn said...

Julie....
These song lyrics brought chills through my body.... ;)
--Raelyn