Thursday, June 26, 2008

Just one more thing

"There's always just one more thing
There's always another task
There's always just one more small favor to ask
And everything is urgent and everything is now
I wonder what would really happen if I stopped somehow

I'll be there in a minute
Just a few places to go
You wake up a few years later and your kids are grown
And everything is important
But everything is not
At the end of your life your relationships are all you've got

There will never be an end to the request upon your time
It's your place to stand up and tell the world you've got to rest awhile

And love to me is when you put down that one more thing and say
I've got something better to do

And love to me is when you walk out on that one more thing and say
Nothing will come between me and you

Not even one thing"

-Sara Groves
"Just one more thing" from All right here


Like usual, she puts this casualty of today's society into the perfect words. The blackberry is attached to our hips, the computer is calling out to us to log on, we're rarely out of reach to anyone who has the will to find us. It's always just one more thing...and then one more thing...and then another..until you decide to set the boundaries.

These days I can't get enough of Dan's time. Maybe because there's less of it available between work, PhD, etc. Perhaps it's because the more alone time I have with Carter the more Dan's absence is apparent. Could be that Carter's face & mannerisms as they develop even daily can act as mirror images to his daddy's. Maybe it's because he's provided this beautiful house & luxuries for our enjoyment, but it doesn't feel nearly as enjoyable without him as it does with him. Still, it could be that its just my pregnancy hormones! Either way, I've become very jealous for his time & presence in the past few months.

All to say, this song has been rolling around in my head for about that long too. I know so many of you are feeling the same way right now. Thought I'd share these lyrics.

Thanks again, Sara. Nobody puts real life into song like you do, lady! Pin It

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