As I talk about this final song of the Gratitude, Grit, and Grace album it seems to make sense – as I did in the song There Up On That Mountain– to let the lyrics speak for themselves:
Fought the good fight, finished the race, got lost a few times, somehow kept the faith. (It was) a journey of gratitude, grit, and some grace back to where I started, not to the same place. There you were.
Took a long time to learn how to love and be loved, in the clutter and clatter find who I truly was. Somehow to believe in the end it’s enough. Somewhere in the midst of such powerful stuff there you were.
Did my best round these campfires to put it all down, to show what I’ve been through and share what I found. If I didn’t know it then I sure do know it now, each in our own way is homeward bound.
It’s been quite a journey of stories and songs, people I’ve met and the places we’ve gone. Found enough reasons to keep going on, and then that one thing should have known all along: THERE YOU WERE!
The “you” in the song is not one particular person. On some level it is what some refer to as a higher power. It is certainly my wife. It is those who have played a role in this amazing life’s journey. It is also who I see when I look in the mirror these days – knowing that I finally know myself well enough to love myself well enough – even those parts I do not like very much.
Join me on a journey of discovery through songs & stories around the virtual campfire.
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