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 MineAs 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.