Erik Quinn: The Heart of a Family: God's Will

Thursday, November 09, 2006

God's Will

I have yet to listen to this song without shedding a tear, and it kills Brian, too. It's beautiful.

God's Will
Song by Martina McBride

I met God's Will on a Halloween night
He was dressed as a bag of leaves
It hid the braces on his legs at first

His smile was as bright as the August sun
When he looked at me
As he struggled down the driveway, it almost
Made me hurt

Will don't walk too good
Will don't talk too good
He won't do the things that the other kids do
In our neighborhood

I've been searchin', wonderin', thinkin'
Lost and lookin' all my life
I've been wounded, jaded, loved and hated
I've wrestled wrong and right
He was a boy without a father
And his mother's miracle
I've been readin', writin', prayin', fightin'
I guess I would be still
Yeah, that was until
I knew God's Will

Will's mom had to work two jobs
We'd watch him when she had to work late
And we'd all laugh like I hadn't laughed
Since I don't know when

Hey Jude was his favorite song
At dinner he'd ask to pray
And then he'd pray for everybody in the world but him


Before they moved to California
His mother said they didn't think he'd live
And she said each day that I have him, well it's just
another gift
And I never got to tell her, that the boy
Showed me the truth
In crayon red, on notebook paper, he'd written
Me and God love you

I've been searchin', prayin', wounded, jaded
I guess I would be still
Yeah that was until

I met God's Will on a Halloween night
He was dressed as a bag of leaves...

(available on iTunes)


Blogger Aspen said...

I was listening to this song while reading the lyrics. The minute I scrolled down far enough to see the picture of Erik, I started bawling!

It is a beautiful song and what a great picture to fit the song. Thanks for sharing. I love you both!

2:21 PM  
Blogger Lisa Reynolds said...

Boy, you sure do know how to make me cry. (not in a bad way)

Thanks for bring my inspiration.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Lisa Reynolds said...

you say things so well.

Thanks for being my insparation.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Kerry said...

Wow.... what an amazing song. I think I will download it and cry. :)

What a great pic with Erik... he's got such cute bumblebee legs.
Love -K

7:59 PM  
Blogger Kim, Grandma to Ava,ws said...

I know this song and have cried with it many a time in the car...but I never made the connection before. Nancy, I don't know what I would do without the therapy you provide. You always seem to know just how to tweak my emotions. Or make me laugh myself incontinent. Sometimes all in the same post! Here's a great big MUAH! MUAH! for you, just like the ones from your friend Fran. Cause you deserve 'em!

4:44 PM  
Blogger Lisa R said...

I love the picture and the song...Thanks for sharing :)

1:48 PM  

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