Tonight as I was putting Caroline down to bed I was telling her that I love her - when we have a hard time, and when we have a good time. No matter what, I always love her. And I was reminded of a song that I loved a long time ago. At the time, a starry-eyed high school girl, it seemed like a love song, a romantic song. Now, putting my sweet, crazy two year old to bed, it came back to me as a song a mom might sing to her child. God my prayer tonight is that in our family we always have the words to tell each other how much we mean to each other. I pray that my child always knows how loved she is, and how deep and unwavering our love for her is. I also pray that that love carry us through the hardest times, and is strong enough to keep us bound together even when the world, our stress, her age, her friends, 'cool', is trying to pull us apart. God please make her know our love, and show us how to make her feel our love deeply.
Lyrics: To Make You Feel My Love (originally written by Bob Dylan, I knew Garth Brooks' version)
When the rain is blowin' in your face
And the whole world is on your caseI could offer you a warm embraceTo make you feel my love.
When the evening shadows and the stars appearAnd there is no one there to dry your tearsI could hold you for a million yearsTo make you feel my love.
I know you haven't made your mind up yetBut I would never do you wrongI've known it from the moment that we metNo doubt in my mind where you belong.
I'd go hungry, I'd go black and blueI'd go crawlin' down the avenueNo, there's nothin' that I wouldn't doTo make you feel my love.
The storms are raging on the rollin' seaAnd on the highway of regretsThe winds of change are blowing wild and freeYou ain't seen nothin' like me yet.
I could make you happy, make your dreams come trueThere's nothing that I would not doGo to the ends of the Earth for youTo make you feel my love.