Friday, February 17, 2012

Only Yesterday . . .

~ Only Yesterday | The Carpenters ~

"You were the dawn breaking the night,

the promise of morning light

filling the world surroundin' me."

I've read some sad tales about loneliness, lack of love and Valentine's Day this past week in Bloggerville.  There are people in my life who are suffering from loneliness and having a difficult time dealing with it.

The holiday only seems to heighten the awareness of loneliness in one's life.

I've been there several times in my life and found the love I was searching for each time.  My life is a testimony that it doesn't have to last forever . . . just a phase in our life if you open your heart and hold on to hope and faith.

The featured song, Only Yesterday by The Carpenters, says it all for me . . .

Only Yesterday | The Carpenters

After long enough of being alone,
everyone must face their share of loneliness.
In my own time nobody knew
the pain I was goin' through.
Waitin' was all my heart could do.
Hope was all I had until you came,
maybe you can't see how much you mean to me.
You were the dawn breaking the night,
the promise of morning light
filling the world surroundin' me.

When I hold you, baby, baby,
feels like maybe things will be all right.
Baby, baby, your love's made me free as a song
singin' for ever.

Only yesterday I was sad and I was lonely.
You showed me the way to leave the past
and all its tears behind me.
Tomorrow may be even brighter than today,
since I threw my sadness away only yesterday.

I have found my home here in your arms,
nowhere else on earth I'd really rather be.
Life waits for us, share it with me,
The best is about to be,
And so much is left for us to see.


Sandy Keith said...

Your opening poster says it all for me. Since my husband of 53 years passed away (less than 2 years ago) I feel more and more lonely every day. At age 71, I've never been alone in my entire life. Married out of my parent's house and then with hubby and kids. I am glad I like myself because myself is with me everyday, but I miss the warmth of having someone who loved me as my companion. Just sayin...

Gina Alfani said...

How well I know that feeling! Although I eventually learned to embrace my solitude, I so missed having a companion. Dealing with that feeling takes a different type of strength that I had never known before.

It took me almost 10 years before I could move on with my life and remarried. I still have my sad days and feel like I will never stop grieving.

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting! Your lovely blog has touched me and is so familiar . . .

Big hugs to you Sandy . . . Gina

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