Sunday, December 24, 2006

The Line Between

There exist all these stones that are practically in our back yard. I find that when I walk through them, a feeling of reverence overcomes me. They signify honor and bravery and remembrance. They help me contemplate who I am and the direction I am going.

And every year at Arlington National Cemetery, a group of dedicated individuals come and lay wreaths on the graves of those who have served our country. They stop what they are doing to honor those who have gone before us; fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters.

At church the other week, we sang a song that encapsulated the feelings I get as I walk through the cemetery. They’re a good guideline for how to live as well.

A beginning and an ending, dates upon a stone
But the moment in the middle is how we will be known
Cause what defines us can be found within a line
Finding reason for our time

And the years go by, how they seem to fly
They'll all be over soon
When our life is done, did we live and love
The way we wanted to
Cause everyday that we leave behind

Goes on to tell the truth
Of how we live in the line between the two

Wishing you and your families a Merry Christmas and a healthy and safe New Years. Thanks for being a part of our lives.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays, guys! Hope you have a merry Christmas.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Merry Christmas.

Living here can really ground you sometimes. Other times it can make me hopelessly out of touch.

(What you mean a noraml three bedroom townhouse doesn't cost $450,000?)

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy holidays to you and yours!

8:22 AM  
Blogger KristieD said...

just wanted to wish you a (late) merry christmas. Hope your family had a wonderful time!

12:22 PM  
Anonymous AdventureDad said...

Have a nice Christmas!

AD

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A belated Merry Christmas, an early Happy New Year, and a continuing thanks for welcoming us into your life and sharing it with us.

9:35 PM  

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