Between Your Heart and Mine


The past 24 hours have been quite emotional here at My2ndHeartBeat World headquarters. I’ve had frustration mixed with a little anger while filing my federal and state income taxes (yeah, I procrastinated). I’ve had a grief enter my world as another transplant friend of mine has passed away suddenly. (God bless you Bill, may you rest peacefully)

And, I’ve had a ton of mixed emotions due to the following item that entered my life yesterday evening.

Yesterday, I had a comment on my blog from a gentleman named Gregory. He has written a song about a heart transplant recipient and his donor. I was sitting in my den last night when I downloaded his song, popped in the ears buds, cranked up the volume and listened to it ….. and I listened again …. and again ….. and then the tears were flowing.

It is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Very emotional! It tells a story that many heart recipients know all too well.

I don’t know a thing about my donor, but this song could have been about him or her. The words, the music had, still have, me captivated. I wrote back to Greg and asked if I could share this with all of you. He gave me permission. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

I can’t attach an MP3 music file to my blog (maybe I’m technically challenged). So, I will also add the link where you can download it for free. Let me know what you think …. and let Greg know too (there’s a place on his website to contact him).

One other side note …. In my mind, either real or imagined, I think my donor came from Tennessee. And that’s where this song was written. It gave me an extra connection.

Thank you Greg Todd for this wonderful song!!!

Here is the Nashville, TN news video about this song writer and his heart recipient friend ~ http://www.fox17.com/newsroom/morning/videos/vid_221.shtml

Greg’s website, where you can download the song for free ~ http://www.gregorytodd.com/

Or, go right to the free download (Top song) ~ http://www.gregorytodd.com/Songs.html

Thank Greg, or comment to him here ~ http://www.gregorytodd.com/Contact.html

The lyrics ~

Between Your Heart and Mine

As the doctors took their places 
I could see my kids and wife 
Blowing kisses for good luck, not goodbye
 
Seven months with just one question 
Then you answered with your life 
You had one foot crossing heaven 
I was one small breath behind 
 
 But you saved me when you gave me 
The miracle I needed to survive
Now we both can go on 
Between your heart and mine
 
Between your heart and mine 
I’ll live a life worth living 
I’ll take what I’ve been given 
And pass it down the line 
 
I‘ll cherish every moment 
Then breathe it in and hold in for the rest of my life 
Between your heart and mine 
 
I heard what happened late that night 
Drinker driving through the light 
He drove your hopes and dreams right to the ground
 
Just seventeen, you went too soon 
But on my life I swear to you 
 Each morning when I wake up, I’ll make sure you’re smiling down 
 
Cause you saved me when you gave me 
The miracle I needed now it’s beating deep inside 
So we both can go on 
Between your heart and mine 
 
I’ve been praying for your family 
Hoping one day comes around 
When I can let them know their boy is safe and sound 
Between your heart and mine
 
And that I’ll live a life worth living
I’ll take what I’ve been given and pass it down the line
I’ll cherish every moment
Then breathe it in and hold it for the rest of my life
I’ll keep this feeling for the rest of my life
Between your heart and mine

Another heart friend sent me this a while back ….. seems to be a very fitting portrait for this post.

Two Hearts

About DAP

I am a heart transplant recipient and these are my stories and thoughts. My desire is to assist others pre or post heart transplant in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question.
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3 Responses to Between Your Heart and Mine

  1. Tom Hudson says:

    My belief is that everything that happens is a miracle; not just the good things. All is a blessing and all are miracles. The point is that we live in an interactive theme park which is creating the reality which is in harmonic alignment with the frequency with which we vibrate. The question is then how to learn to vibrate with the frequency which creates the miracles we want instead of the miracles that make life miserable?

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