Friday, 22 February 2013

For some reason, the lyrics to the song by the Swedish House Mafia "Don't Your Worry Child" have struck a real chord with me...

There was a time
I used to look into my father's eyes.
In a happy home
I was a king, I had a golden throne.
Those days are gone,
Now the memory's on the wall.
I hear the songs
From the places where I was born.

Upon the hill across the blue lake,
That's where I had my first heartbreak.
I still remember how it all changed.
My father said,
"Don't you worry, don't you worry, child.
See heaven's got a plan for you.
Don't you worry, don't you worry now."

It sort of brings home to me that my husband will be denied those kind of moments with Patrick. Helping him through the disappointments in life and being there for him, lifting him when he is dealt one of life's blows...forging that father-son relationship that is so special.

I don't know why, but in particular those verses always make me a little sad and emphasise what we're missing out on.

Then again, maybe Heaven does have a plan for us in all of this


  1. I feel two kinds of sadness related to my son. First, I feel the sadness you mention about the loss of the parent-child relationship, now and in the future. The other sadness I feel is on behalf of my son for the loss of the experiences he would have had. After talking to other folks, I realize that I'm kind of unique in this. I'm not sure why, but it especially pains me to know that he got to experience so little of this life, despite the suffering we sometimes must go through.

    1. I totally agree. I too feel sad for Patrick...that he ll never experience falling in love, and make other experiences here that make life so worth living. This song reminds me of some of those things he ll never get to do. Xxx Who knows, but I like to think that wherever they are, they are perhaps even experiencing things more beautiful than we can imagine.