Sunday, July 19, 2009

You'll Be In My Heart

During our week at Saranac, (which ended a week ago) I ended up getting overwhelmed emotionally several times. Not that unusual during a week at camp for me, but one particular time; I ended up crying and Matt was there to witness the moment.

He was trying to talk me down and as all of the ladies in the audience know, this never works.

But he was doing his best and in the middle of it, a random high school boy from (perhaps) Buffalo, NY walks up to me, grabs my hand, and looks into my tear filled eyes from behind his sunglasses and starts to sing to me these words,

"Come stop your crying, it will be all right
Just take my hand, hold it tight
I will protect you from all around you
I will be here don't you cry

For one so small,you seem so strong
My arms will hold you keep you safe and warm
This bond between us cant be broken
I will be here don't you cry

And you'll be in my heart
Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more
You'll be in my heart
No matter what they say
You'll be here in my heart
Always"


I say, "thank you so much. That is very sweee..."
When he interrupts with:


"Why cant they understand the way we feel
They just don't trust what they can't explain
I know were different but deep inside us
We're not that different at all

And you'll be in my heart
Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more
You'll be in my heart
No matter what they say
You'll be here in my heart
Always"


"Okay. Thank you so much. I feel much better now. Thank you..."


"Don't listen to them, cause what do they know
We need each other, to have and to hold
They'll see in time, I know

When destiny calls you, you must be strong
I may not be with you, but you gotta hold on
They'll see in time, I know

Well show them together cuz...

You'll be in my heart
I believe, you'll be in my heart
Ill be there from this day on
Now and forever more

You'll be in my heart
No matter what they say
You'll be here in my heart always

Always...
I'll be with you
I'll be there for you always
Always and always
Just look over your shoulder
Just look over your shoulder
Just look over your shoulder
I'll be there always"


"Sometimes that helps. I hope it helped you."
To which Matt piped in (because he was SITTING NEXT TO ME through all of this),
"It sure helped me."


And yes. He really did sing ALL verses, ALL choruses, every part of that song looking soulfully into my eyes, the whole time wearing sunglasses so I couldn't see his.

I was trying very hard to STOP crying, NOT laugh and then try to take in the moment because what in the world was happening here?
It was really funny and a great moment of being met in my weakness, perhaps in the only way that I could have during the week that I was having.

For those of you that want to, here is the song performed by Mr. Phil Collins:

2 comments:

leslie ruth said...

Oh my gosh, I'm crying laughing now...I can't believe you managed to keep a straight face!

Buffy said...

Oh my gracious. That is hilarious and incredibly sweet...I think.