Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mourning the Death of a Dream

The following lyrics were shared by Trip, a very good friend of the Angell family, recently to Sarah and I. They are from a Michael Card song. I'm still reflecting on them to figure out what they mean and how they apply to my/our lives but I find them very meaningful and interesting.

Mourning the Death of a Dream
Cool morning shadows sadly shift across the floor
Each time we say goodbye it’s harder than before
Even after all the pain of parting still we find
That we must mourn the death of the dreams we leave behind

As I turn my back on all that means the most to me
The sounds and smells, the light that dances on the sea
The greatest gamble is to act on the belief
That only the slave who leaves it all is truly free

The sacrifice that we both lay before His feet
A thousand moments that belonged to us
That now will never be

By faith we hold a better dream inside our hearts
A time when our family will never have to be apart
Till then we struggle with just what it really means
And we will mourn the death of our beautiful dreams
Mourn the death of our beautiful dreams