Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Incredible Power of Love

Where We Are by Westlife
Another Sunday Post Another week gone by, and as the Country Music Contributor for Review-It, it's my privilege to introduce you to yet another beautiful song.

However, this week I hope you don't mind if I take you outside the country music genre to introduce you to one of the most powerful songs about losing someone you love you may ever hear.

It's such an emotional song, that I want to warn you that if you're feeling a little too emotional over the passing of someone you love, you may not be able to watch and listen to it right now. Having recently lost my dad, both my husband and I have weeped during this song. The music, the message and the story behind the song will deeply touch your soul. I'm sure of it.

The song was written and dedicated to two of the band member's fathers who passed away much too soon.
Memorial Wall Quote
You'll notice when you watch it, the two members in the middle only do the back-up singing during this song: Without knowing for sure, I suspect the song is in honor of their dads. I know for a fact I wouldn't be able to do any singing after the loss of my own dad. As with most families, none of us could barely speak, much less sing. This pain you can cut with a knife.

My dad passed away on March 5th, 2013, and there isn't a second that goes by that I don't have him in my thoughts. I've written so much about dad; some may think I've written too much, but when you've loved someone so deeply, and they've loved you unconditionally in return for your entire life, there's a part of you that will belong to them beyond a human existence, and 'til the end of time. Missing someone this much is almost like bleeding tears. Trying to find a way to explain it to others is hard, actually impossible. Only those who feel this, know this.

It's also the strangest pain. Although it's gut wrenching to miss a person this much, it's a feeling I would never trade. Without it, I would have never known and been loved so perfectly by the most wonderful dad a girl could ask for. So to have had this Father in my life for 78 years, I'll gladly take this pain now. I'm grateful and thankful to have been so loved. Because of his love, I work to spread a little more goodness wherever and whenever I can. When I'm feeling sad or wronged (which isn't often) I remember all the blessings in my life; my dad, my mom, my brothers, my children, my husband, my friends online and offline, and mostly the love I carry inside of me through all of life's challenges, no matter how big.

That is, for me, the incredible power, and gift of love.

Go hug someone you love today, I'll be sure to do it as well, many times.

In memory of my dad; wish I could hear your voice again. Thank you for always being there for me, for all of  us - You are my reason Dad.


By Barbara Tremblay Cipak Country Music Reviewer
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6 comments:

  1. This song is a beautiful tribute to your memories of your dad, Barbara. And the words of the song work equally as well for a beloved husband of 45 years, gone now 7 years and missed dearly every day. He may be gone, but never forgotten. Thank you for the reminder.

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    1. Pat, so sorry for your loss - my heart goes out to you, it's not easy to go through

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  2. What a fabulous song and such a talented group of young men! Thank you for sharing it with us. For those of us whose lives have been truly blessed with wonderful parents can certainly grasp the message and difficulty of preforming such a song. The words could easily extend to and cover many other relationships as well. I thought of my brother as I was listening. Loving and being loved is what makes this life worthwhile. For those of us who love so deeply, the grief and loss is overwhelming and for a very long time feels insurmountable.

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    1. So sorry for you loss too Cynthia, I can't imagine losing a brother - very sorry, has to be so hard. What you say is bang on - when we love this deeply, it's quite overwhelming.

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  3. hmm, I miss my Dad and Mom and 2 sisters every day too. That kind of pain never really goes away. Thanks for the music!

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    1. very sorry for your loss Heather, that's a lot of loss

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