My Friend Ashly

26 Aug

 

Haven’t been here for awhile…I guess I’ve been pretty busy.  Tomorrow I’ll be going to one of my closest friend’s dad’s funeral.  She also happens to my cousin-in-law; Jarrod and her husband are first cousins. 

I’m used to (if that’s even possible) to attending funerals for the grandparents of friends and family. Not frequently do I attend for the parents of friends.  I’m happy to keep it that way. 

It’s very hard to think about losing a parent and I know Ashly is struggling through this time missing her father.  I can’t imagine being in her shoes.  All I have to offer are sympathy and prayer, and that seems so small. 

So, as with many things…when I don’t have the words to say, I defer to John Mayer who can say it better than most:

 

“Stop This Train”

No I’m not color blind
I know the world is black and white
Try to keep an open mind but…
I just can’t sleep on this tonight
Stop this train I want to get off and go home again
I can’t take the speed it’s moving in
I know I can’t
But honestly won’t someone stop this train

Don’t know how else to say it, don’t want to see my parents go
One generation’s length away
From fighting life out on my own

Stop this train
I want to get off and go home again
I can’t take the speed it’s moving in
I know I can’t but honestly won’t someone stop this train

So scared of getting older
I’m only good at being young
So I play the numbers game to find away to say that life has just begun
Had a talk with my old man
Said help me understand
He said turn 68, you’ll renegotiate
Don’t stop this train
Don’t for a minute change the place you’re in
Don’t think I couldn’t ever understand
I tried my hand
John, honestly we’ll never stop this train

See once in a while when it’s good
It’ll feel like it should
And they’re all still around
And you’re still safe and sound
And you don’t miss a thing
’til you cry when you’re driving away in the dark.

Singing stop this train I want to get off and go home again
I can’t take this speed it’s moving in
I know I can’t
Cause now I see I’ll never stop this train

 

 

Ashly, we love you and we’re here for you.  I know you miss your father, but the train keeps moving and you’re moving with it and we’re moving with you. 

ashly_dad

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One Response to “My Friend Ashly”

  1. Ashly August 31, 2009 at 11:53 PM #

    Thank you both for being such amazing friends. I love you guys very much. You are right everyday is a struggle but I will get through it because I have such great friends and loved ones!!!!

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