This is a song I've had rolling around for a while. I have several friends who have lost young adult children, and I've seen first hand how devastating that kind of experience has been to them and to the entire family. It changes everything. I've also seen how time and grace is bringing a depth of compassion and understanding into their lives, even in the midst of great pain. I think every challenge, every difficulty, every tragedy has the potential to work something remarkable in our lives. I hope this song speaks a little bit to that.
Now that all is said and done
And my heart can finally feel the sun.
Now pain is almost gone,
And the long, dark night has turned to dawn.
I can see clearer now. I can breathe deeper now.
I can see tears that are held in a secret place.
I can feel love that comes only from knowing grace,
What a fog this time has been.
Like an airless room that closes in.
Now the door’s flung open wide
And it’s finally time to step outside.
There are those things I feared to lose,
And those I hoped to leave behind.
But I can’t let the past be the face of today
Or stand still til the stars align.
Two steps forward, one step back
Though the going’s slow, I’m still on track
Hour by hour and day by day
I can glimpse the path, I can find my way.