I Will Never Forget You

It was last Ash Wednesday when I wrote my first post.  At the beginning of my journey into “blog-ville”, I had no idea where it would take me.  Many posts and events later, here I am.  At this evening’s Mass, the last hymn we sang was “I Will Never Forget You My People”. 

As usual, I sang my heart out.  But out of nowhere, the second verse came…

Does a mother forget her baby,
Or a woman the child within her womb,
Yet even if these forget,
Yes even if these forget,
I will never forget my own.

and all of a sudden, my voice became muted. 

‘A mother does not ever forget her child’ I said to myself, ‘or the child in her womb…not me!’ .  The tears took over for my voice and started streaming down uncontrollably and taking me completely by surprise. 

But then again, it shouldn’t be that surprising.  We had just celebrated the Infant and Child Remembrance Mass on the weekend.  I managed to keep it together the entire time as I was focused on the tasks at hand.  I guess this is my inevitable delayed reaction. 

As I sat sniffling in the pew after Ash Wednesday Mass as the congregation filed out, a fellow Parishioner suddenly sat beside me, put her arms around me and told me that the song also made her cry.  I was still overcome with emotion and couldn’t speak, but managed to nod in thanks.  She smiled at me and then departed.

My husband sat back down beside me.  “I so want him to be here too” I whispered with my lip still quivering, my mind filled with thoughts of Keaton.  “I know…” my husband said trying to comfort me, “I do too”. 

I pray that the hope of the Lenten season will bring you comfort as you also remember your loved ones and think of how wonderful it is that Jesus rose on the 3rd day so that we could all be together in heaven…May God also send you angels to help comfort you in your time of need.  Many blessings.

I Will Never Forget You My People

By Carey Landry

I will never forget you my people,
I have carved you on the palm of My hand,
I will never forget you,
I will not leave you orphaned,
I will never forget my own…

Does a mother forget her baby,
Or a woman the child within her womb,
Yet even if these forget,
Yes even if these forget,
I will never forget my own.

I will never forget you my people,
I have carved you on the palm of My hand,
I will never forget you,
I will not leave you orphaned,
I will never forget my own…

Does a mother forget her baby,
Or a woman the child within her womb,
Yet even if these forget,
Yes even if these forget,
I will never forget my own.

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