Songs from a Higher Power

One night in college, I was lying on the couch in the living room of my apartment and couldn't sleep. All of a sudden I couldn't get the song, "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong out of my head. The phone rang and my mom was calling to let me know that my grandmother had passed away.

I know these lyrics were the comfort of my grandmother telling me how beautiful her world was. She was a wonderful person, a talented gardener and a wonderful mother to her children and grandchildren.

What a Wonderful World

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you.

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.

My mom lost her canine companion this weekend. I visited to spend some time with her and, last night, I was driving to pick up some food for us to eat. On the way, I started to cry thinking about little Spencer. Then, this song came on the radio. Seriously the line was,
"Don't cry for me down here"

I'm convinced that the pup spoke to me. He said he was better off. I stopped crying and was shocked that a song had done it again. I don't even listen to country and had never heard this song before. Also, I don't know how this station was on because I was listening to a book on tape the last time I was in the car. I was truly amazed and comforted. Have a listen here.... "When I Get Where I'm Going" -Brad Paisley with Dolly Parton


Unknown said...

well done.

Bugeyed Lindsay said...

Thanks, Cajun!

lara said...

I am so sorry to hear about Spencer.

christybodenheimer@hotmail.com said...

I am so sad, there are no words. My grand daughter, Alexis whom I just dropped off at school asked me when she could see Miss Sue and Spencer again.Alexis carries an ornament each day in her school bag that Miss Sue painted for her. Each day she looks at the ornament on the bus. Yesterday the kids on the bus asked her why she kept looking at it and asked"did your grandma die?". Alexis replied "no, this was painted by my Nana's friend,miss sue and I like to look at it because it reminds me of Miss Sue and her little dog Spencer.
I don't know how to tell her this sad news because she loves Miss Sue and Spencer so much.
Our prayers are with your mom, please contact me if ther is anything I can do to help. 985-373-1588

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