Run

I’m sorry I failed Jen’s blogging challenge by not posting yesterday. I also don’t really have anything to say today, besides things are hard and life is hard and I’m just doing my best to make it.

However, I heard a song the other day, and I thought immediately of my teens at home. I’ve been mentoring them since middle school, and it’s been hard for me to be away from them. I know that it is difficult to be missing out on the ins and outs of their lives. Technology, while helpful, is only so good. As much as I desire to know their hearts as intimately as I used to, it’s just not possible. So when I heard this song, I immediately thought of them. Pink wrote it for her daughter, and some of the words are very touching.

disclaimer: some lyrics are slightly inappropriate.

Remember make believe in you
All the things I said I’d do
I wouldn’t hurt you, like the world did me
Keep you safe, I’d keep you sweet
Everything that I went through,
I’m grateful you won’t have to do
I know that you will have to fall
I can’t hide you from it all

[Chorus]
But take the best of what I’ve got
And you know no matter what
Before you walk away, you know you can
Run, run, run,
Back to my arms, back to my arms
Run, run, run, back to my arms and they will hold you down
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh, oh oh [x4]

See, here’s the bloody, bloody truth
You will hurt and you will lose
I’ve got scars you won’t believe
Wear them proudly on my sleeve
I hope you’ll have the sense to know
That sadness comes and sadness goes
Love so hard and play life loud
It’s the only thing to give a damn about

[Chorus]
But take the best of what I’ve got
And you know no matter what
Before you walk away, you know you can
Run, run, run,
Back to my arms, back to my arms
Run, run, run,
Back to my arms and they will hold you down

All this time I swear I’ll never waste it
All your smiles I’m always gonna save them
Put it in the back of my mind
Whenever I’m away from you [x2]

Run, run, run
Back to your arms, back to your arms
Run, run, run
Back your arms and they will hold you
Whoa, whoa, whoa
Back to my arms, back to my arms

All this time I swear I’ll never waste it
All your smiles I’m always gonna save them
Put it in the back of my mind
Back to my arms, and they will hold you down
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh, oh oh [x2]
They will hold you down
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh, oh oh [x2]

My sweet girls, I hope you see this and know of its truth. Know that despite the distance, I am here for you. I carry you in my heart and I am praying for you always. Whenever you need anything, know that you can ask me. I love you all.

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