Blessed

One day after the boys were born I heard the Elton John song “Blessed.” I wasn’t paying much attention, but then I noticed a lyric and played it again. Tears came rolling. I just always felt this song was perfect for Sam. So much so that every time I drove to the hospital, I played it.

Hey you, you’re a child in my head
You haven’t walked yet
Your first words have yet to be said
But I swear you’ll be blessed

I know you’re still just a dream
Your eyes might be green
Or the bluest that I’ve ever seen
Anyway you’ll be blessed

And you, you’ll be blessed
You’ll have the best
I promise you that
I’ll pick a star from the sky
Pull your name from a hat
I promise you that
I promise you that
Promise you that
You’ll be blessed

I need you before I’m too old
To have and to hold
To walk with you and watch you grow
And know that you’re blessed

And you, you’ll be blessed
You’ll have the best
I promise you that
I’ll pick a star from the sky
Pull your name from a hat
I promise you that
Promise you that you

It took me a while after his death to be able to listen to it again. Sometimes still the song makes me cry because I remember how much hope I had.

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