And we’ll go up, up, up
But I’ll fly a little higher
We’ll go up in the clouds because the view is a little nicer
Up here my dear
It won’t be long now, it won’t be long now
If only I had a little bit more time
If only I had a little bit more time with you
The above lyrics are from a song titled ‘Clouds’ written by Zach Sobiech when he was seventeen years old. Zach, a teenager from the US, passed away last year, at the age of eighteen, from a rare form of cancer called osteosarcoma. With months left to live, Zach wrote the lyrics to this song and proceeds are now being used to support research for his rare disease. If you have a few minutes, please check out his inspiring story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NjKgV65fpo. I’ve never met Zach but after learning of his story last year, I think of him often. His bravery, compassion and strength have served as an inspiration for my life, as it has for millions around the world. Zach knew his own death was imminent and yet lived every day of his life with an enviable peace. In Zach’s words, “You don’t have to find out you’re dying to start living.”
We had a wonderful weekend; Theodore experienced his first trip to the top of the CN Tower on Saturday and was awake and comfortable the entire time! As Mark held him in his arms and we looked out of the observation deck at the clouds above us and the ground below us, these lyrics played softly in my head.
And we’ll go up, up, up but you’ll fly a little higher. If only we had a little bit more time with you, my love.
Today’s miracle was a memorable trip to the clouds where the view is a little nicer.