Wednesday, June 26, 2013

"Til Kingdom Come"

"Til Kingdom Come"

Steal my heart and hold my tongue.
I feel my time, my time has come.
Let me in, unlock the door.
I've never felt this way before.

The wheels just keep on turning,
The drummer begins to drum,
I don't know which way I'm going,
I don't know which way I've come.

Hold my head inside your hands,
I need someone who understands.
I need someone, someone who hears,
For you, I've waited all these years.

For you, I'd wait 'til kingdom come.
Until my day, my day is done.
And say you'll come, and set me free,
Just say you'll wait, you'll wait for me.

In your tears and in your blood,
In your fire and in your flood,
I hear you laugh, I heard you sing,
"I wouldn't change a single thing."

The wheels just keep on turning,
The drummers begin to drum,
I don't know which way I'm going,
I don't know what I've become.

For you, I'd wait 'til kingdom come,
Until my days, my days are done.
Say you'll come and set me free,
Just say you'll wait, you'll wait for me.
Just say you'll wait, you'll wait for me.
Just say you'll wait, you'll wait for me.


  1. Here's one I sent my sister when she lost her husband to cancer....

    I have only slipped away to the next room.
    I am I and you are you.
    Whatever we were to each other,
    That, we still are.

    Call me by my old familiar name.
    Speak to me in the easy way
    which you always used.
    Put no difference into your tone.
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

    Laugh as we always laughed
    at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word
    that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without effect.
    Without the trace of a shadow on it.

    Life means all that it ever meant.
    It is the same that it ever was.
    There is absolute unbroken continuity.
    Why should I be out of mind
    because I am out of sight?

    I am but waiting for you.
    For an interval.
    Somewhere. Very near.
    Just around the corner.

    All is well.

    Canon Henry Scott-Holland, 1847-1918, Canon of St Paul's Cathedral
    (This version has been somewhat edited from the original.)

  2. Jeannie, I believe, with my whole heart, that when our loved ones leave us they are still with us, that thing that makes "us" never dies. The joy and pain we feel in this life is ultimately replaced by an eternity that is happiness and a lightness of being. I am praying for you every day and I know that you and the boys will find peace about this terrible tragedy. We are all here and if you could only see us, we are all holding you up. wendy

  3. Sending you very big hugs, Jeannie x

  4. Always thinking of you Jeannie.

  5. love to you and yours, always.

  6. thinking of you and wishing you comfort and strength.

  7. Thinking of you and your beautiful are in my prayers.

    Bless you all

    Hugs, Lisa

  8. thinking of you and your family, Jeannie. lots and lots of love.

  9. Thinking of you and your beautiful boys. Hoping you can find strength.

  10. Such a sweet photograph. I hope your memories, along with love and support of family and friends (even some known only through this blog) continue to bring strength and comfort. Hugs for you and your boys.

  11. Love the red, white & blue. Wishing you and the boys a happy 4th.

    Let perpetual light shine upon him...isn't it a beautiful image.

  12. Love you so much Jeannie. My hardest, deepest wishes for peace to you and your darling boys.

  13. I hope everyday it gets a little bit easier to cope. I'm sure that your friends and family are all rallying around you now. While I'm sure it is hard for you to do, accept all offers of help from them so you can spend more time hugging your boys and less time worrying about the unimportant, but necessary, chores of life. So many of us are praying for you! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Jeannie what a beautiful song that is. Wishing you strength every day, I continue to pray for you and your boys.

  15. What a beautiful picture of you both. Thinking of, and praying for, you and your precious boys.

  16. Strength and hugs to you and your boys, Jeannie.

  17. Beautiful picture Jeannie....xoxo

  18. Missing you! You're still in my prayers.

  19. How did I miss a Jeannie update. At least we are connected in other ways.

    Life just doesn't make sense sometimes. It really doesn't. And when it doesn't in this way, it's agonizing. Please remember that I and many others think of you often. Perhaps knowing that we're thinking of you doesn't reduce the pain when you need the most relief, but I hope it's of comfort at other times.


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  21. I miss reading your posts, but check in on you from time to time, and am glad that you are doing everything you can to create normalcy--whatever that means--for you and your boys.

    My brother took his own life ten years ago in a similar manner, and its tough for me to think of anything sadder on this earth than those circumstances--and the sadness that those left behind live everyday with the knowledge of it all. These lyrics spoke to me then, as they speak to me now. I know that you know that there will always be a part of your heart that never heals from this, but each day, it gets a little bit easier to adjust, a little more "normal." God bless you and your gorgeous boys.