Loving One Another

Sam’s Song


I am writing a book. I think I told you that in my first blog this year, the “I’m Back!” message. The chapters each are dedicated to one of my seven grandchildren. Working title, “Lessons I Am Learning from My Grandchildren.” A few nights ago, after working the afternoon on the chapter about my grandson, Sam, who is a 24-year-old special needs sweetheart, he showed up in my dream. It was so vivid! He was playing the guitar (Sam doesn’t play the guitar) and singing to his mother (Sam doesn’t sing!). In my dream, he sang and played beautifully! I got up, grabbed a pen and paper and immediately wrote the words before I would forget. What you have to know before reading Sam’s Song is that our son and his wife adopted Sam and his sister, Hope, at age 4 1/2. She was two-years-old at the time. Neither of them spoke. Well, Sam had about 10 words… half of them English and half Spanish. No, si, bano, frio, hot… you get the idea. They were rescued from a river bank. Their parents had abandoned them. After nearly two years in various Foster Care placements (the last being a Spanish-speaking home), they joined our family. Sam’s attribute that distinguishes him as my special grandson, and the lesson I am learning most from him is “Compassion.” Read his song and see into his heart!

Sam’s Song

Thanks for takin’ me in,

Seein’ me new,

Believin’ in me, and

Seein’ me through

When nobody else would,

Nobody else would.

Nobody else would do.

 

I was battered and torn,

Beat down by the world,

Lower than a slug in the sand.

Couldn’t find my own way,

Couldn’t have my own say,

Didn’t know how to make a demand.

 

You saw through to the me –

Scared, shut up, trapped me,

A lost soul caught wordless inside.

You brought hope to my life,

Saw God’s love in my eyes,

Opened up what was meant when I cried.

 

Thanks for takin’ me in,

Seein’ me new,

Believin’ in me, and

Seein’ me through

When nobody else would,

Nobody else would.

Nobody else would do.

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Here is Sam with us: Grammy & Grampy on his high school graduation day.

He was home-schooled all 13 years. His Mom, Monika, did a terrific job!

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Comments on: "Sam’s Song" (2)

  1. Wow!!! Did you REALLY dream up those words to his song? It’s wonderful! I’d love to hear you put music to it now!

    • It was Sam. I didn’t “dream them up” – he gave them to me😇 – really! But the tune didn’t stick. Just the words and distinct rhythm, kinda like a rap. I love ’em. Glad you did, too.

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