Sunday, August 24, 2008

Beautiful Boy

During the 8 calendar days Caleb was with us in 2004 we were often at a loss as to what to do. Its only natural I suppose that we think of him alot from Aug 17th to the 25th...actually I start on Aug 12th, which is when I went into labor with him.

We could not hold him and were so afraid to touch him, but the nurses showed us how. He was very fragile. My sister bought me a bunch of books which I would read to him including Goodnight Moon, which to this day I have a hard time reading to Sarah.

Andy would read to Caleb the lyrics from John Lennon's Beautiful Boy. One of my favorite quotes of all time is from this song "life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans". Have no idea where Andy picked that one up, but you know Lennon was truly an amazing songwriter.....and they are great simple lyrics.

Beautiful Boy lyrics
Close your eyes, Have no fear,
The monsters gone, He's on the run and
your daddy's here,
Beautiful, Beautiful, beautiful, Beautiful Boy,

Before you go to sleep,
Say a little prayer,
Every day in every way,
It's getting better and better,
Beautiful, Beautiful, beautiful, Beautiful Boy,

Out on the ocean sailing away,
I can hardly wait, To see you to come of age,
But I guess we'll both, Just have to be patient,
Yes it's a long way to go, But in the meantime,

Before you cross the street, Take my hand,
Life is just what happens to you,
While your busy making other plans,

Beautiful, Beautiful, beautiful, Beautiful Boy,
Darling, Darling, Darling Sean.

I remember singing to Caleb "I love you Lord" alot. It was the only song whose lyrics I could remember and it brought me comfort.

I Love You Lord Lyrics
I love you lord
and I lift my voice
to worship you
all my soul rejoices
take joy my king
in what you hear
let it be a sweet sweet sound in your ear


Karen said...

I love that hymn. Isn't it amazing how much comfort can come from music and songs and Scripture. May God continue to comfort you and Andy.

Rachel said...

I LOVE that John Lennon song. Thanks for sharing about your beautiful boy.