I was listening to one of my favorite bands, Home Free, this evening for the first time in a long while. They wrote a cover of a song by John Mayer called, “In the Blood” that struck home on so many levels.
When I was younger, I had too much of “my mother left in me.” It took years and years of patience and love from my husband to help me rise above the flood and find my true self. This evening I found myself thinking back on how different I was when I first met my husband all those years ago. In my head at the time I was a compassionate and caring person, but in reality, when I look back, I realize that I was not.
I wonder how many of us change for the better as we adjust ourselves to accomodate the love that lasts a lifetime. What drove me to change myself? It was not easy and it took so many years, but lately I realize that our lives are sweeter than they ever have been. Adversity, sickness, and tragedy have made us stronger through the years. I can hardly remember a time without him, but perhaps that is simply because I am no longer the same person I was before I met him all those years ago. Can I rise above the Flood. Yes I think I can – in fact I think I did but only with his help to guide me as Vergil guides Dante.