“JUST LET ME CRY”

March 17, 2018 Clam Bayou Park, Carter Joshua Reed Observation Deck, St. Petersburg, Fl.

As I wait for the sun to awaken the world, my thoughts are flooded with all the activities of “hell week” almost a year ago. We are visiting Katie and Joshua in St. Pete for a few days and I’m writing this from Clam Bayou as you can see. At times, the memories are crushing and some of the songs I’ve listened to have amplified that feeling. But here in the park, I also have an unexplainable peace and calm feeling. The memories are there for sure; very unpleasant memories. But peace and calmness mixed with sadness and sorrow. “A peace that passes all understanding.”

God’s creation is alive; I hear birds of all kinds and saw fish splashing in the water; the skies are lighting from the sun’s first rays. I also feel gratitude once again for the hospital and staff attending us last year and I am extremely grateful for a wonderful visit now with Katie and Joshua.

Some time back I introduced you to Hilary Weeks, an artist that I learned about through a movie. Here are the lyrics to another of her songs, “Just Let Me Cry”:

“I believe that everything happens for a reason
We’re not just tossed by the wind and left in the hands of fate.
But sometimes life sends a storm that’s unexpected
And we’re forced to face our deepest pain
And when I feel the heartache begin to pull me under
I dig my heels in deep and I fight to keep my ground.
Still at times the hurt inside grows stronger
And there’s nothing I can do but let it out.

So just let me cry.
I know it’s hard to see
But the pain I feel isn’t going away today
So just let me cry.
Til every tear has fallen
Don’t ask when and don’t ask why
Just let me cry.

When I agreed that God could put this heart inside me
I understood that there would be a chance that it would break.
But I know He knows exactly how I’m feeling
And I know in time He’ll take the pain away.

But for now, just let me cry
I know it’s hard to see
But the pain I feel isn’t going away today
So just let me cry
Til every tear has fallen
Don’t ask when and don’t ask why
Just let me cry.

I’ve felt joy the kind that makes my heart want to sing
So, my tears are not a surrender, I’ll feel that way again.

But for now, for this moment
Just let me cry.
I know it’s hard to see
But the pain I feel isn’t going away today
Just let me cry.
Til every tear has fallen
Don’t ask when and don’t ask why
Just let me cry.

I believe that everything happens for a reason.”

2 thoughts on ““JUST LET ME CRY”

  1. This has been a bad day for me as well. Don’t know why….had melt down over Mike this morning with a friend of mine. Your song is totally appropriate even after all these years. I’m finding grief has no expiration date. Thinking of you all

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