On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Write This Down

Wading in familiar waters this morning with trembling legs that haven't been there for a while!! Haha!! Kinda feels like that.

In the past, I have written how my DH Jay would listen to music and when certain songs would strike a chord in tune with his feelings, he would come to me--usually that meant running upstairs to find me and make me listen to the words because they said what he wanted to say to me. Here are the lyrics to one in particular that was especially meaningful:

Write This Down

I never saw the end in sight; fools are kind of blind.
Thought everything was going alright, but I was running out of time.
'Cause you had one foot out the door, I swear I didn't see
But if you're really going away, here's some final words from me.
Baby, write this down, take a little note to remind you in case you didn't know,
Tell yourself I love you
and I don't want you to go, write this down.
Take my words, read 'em every day, keep 'em close by, don't you let 'em fade away,
So you'll remember what I forgot to say, write this down.
I'll sign it at the bottom of the page, I'll swear under oath
'Cause every single word is true, and I think you need to know,
So use it as a bookmark, stick it on your 'frigerator door,
Hang it in a picture frame up above the mantel where you'll see it for sure.
You can find a chisel, I can find a stone. Folks will be reading these words, long after we're gone.
Baby, write this down, take a little note to remind you in case you didn't know,
Tell yourself I love you and I don't want you to go, write this down.
Take my words, read 'em every day, keep 'em close by, don't you let 'em fade away,
So you'll remember what I forgot to say, write this down.
Oh I love you and I don't want you to go, baby write this down.
Now, please know that the scenario of someone leaving never happened in our house. But it was the other verses and the chorus that he wanted me to remember, and he would sit there with tears in his eyes watching me as we listened to the song together.

That brings me to this little story:

In going through our safe deposit box, I found a letter I had put in there many years ago that I wanted to preserve. It was a letter from Jay written before we were married. Seven legal size pages! I read it and remembered all the wonderful things that he had to say in that letter about his hopes and plans for us and our future. 


It was so precious to me that I had it laminated because the writing was fading. I’ve read it several times since I found it and it never fails to bring a tear to my eye and a smile to my lips remembering the sweetness of his love for me. 


Now I realize this probably isn’t an original thought, but: Even better than his letter, and the love behind it and his longing for me, it reminds me of the letters that were written to us—God‘s love letter to us in the Bible, how precious it is and that we should never grow tired of reading the promises, His truth, His love, compassion, mercy and goodness!  How great is our Heavenly Father’s love to us.


My husband kept those promises to me, and even richer than that, my Father does. 


I still love you and miss you so much.






9 comments:

Terri D said...

Hello Connie! This post is such a sweet tribute to your Jay and his love for you - and yours for him. Thank you for the reminder of our Father's love for us, too. It is good to see you here again. Hugs!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

What a beautiful story, Connie. I am so happy you waded back into these familiar waters to share these wonderful memories with us. Really makes me want to cry with you. Thank you for opening your heart to us. And welcome back. I have missed you here, but totally understand that it isn't easy to just sit down and write what is really on your heart these days. But thank you for doing this. It is a blessing to all of us. May the Lord continue to give you His peace and comfort each and every day. (((hugs)))

Rick Watson said...

Beautiful post.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness - I cried.
What a beautiful love story and it is so true what you say about God - HE never fails us.
Love, sandie

Wanda said...

How very personal and precious...thank you for sharing part of your journey. Love the picture of you and your honey.

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Susie said...

Nonnie, I am so glad you have that sweet letter from DH. Love the picture. Hugs to you dear friend. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Debby Ray said...

What a precious post of the testament of yours and your DH's love. I am so glad you can use your blog to journal these very precious and personal thoughts and feelings...and that you share them with us, especially. What a treasure that now laminated letter is! Have a blessed week....HUGS!

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