The Only Way to Go

I haven’t posted in a long time and there is so much to say, so many wonderful things to tell you about our adventures on the trip, but I have been at a loss for words.  I’ve had a kind of writer’s block for weeks now, so please don’t expect any inspiring words from me today.   I’ll give you someone else’s words for that.

Yesterday was Branson’s 51st birthday and I spent much of the day with a headache from crying.  Today I got more upsetting news, and I wonder when I’m going to run out of tears.  Life doesn’t seem to let up sometimes, to give space to breathe and time to heal.  It’s strange, though,that since last week, long before I knew about the bad news, I have had a tune stuck in my mind that helped me get through this day. I know God put it there. He knew today would happen.  It’s actually a piece of a tune from the show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, one of the only television shows I’ve watched since Ellis died in January 2015.  The show makes me laugh out loud and sometimes inspires me.  People ask me all the time how I am able to get through so much loss. Honestly, what choice do I have? As Titus and Lillian sing in the show, “Sometimes the only way to go, is to just go on.”

Here’s the clip and the words are below…

Just Go On

Oh, the sun will rise in the morning

Or so I’m told, but who knows?

You could win a million bucks in the morning and then get rolled

By a mob of stinkin’ hobos

Good news

You can’t lose

When you tell Mr. Blues that you choose to keep going

We’ll never stop

We’ll keep on moving forward

Even if we don’t know what we’re moving toward

They say life’s too short, but they’re wrong

—It’s so long

Sometimes the only way to go

Is to just go on.

Keep a smile in your pocket when the wolf is rat-a-tattin’ at the door

Just lock it tight

Keep a dream in your heart and you’ll never ever want for more

Unless you’re in a knife fight

Chin high, spit in the eye

Of the folks who can’t stop laughing at the stupid things you’ve done

Don’t ever stop

Even though your heart is breaking

Don’t look over your shoulder at the love you left behind

They say life’s too short, but they’re wrong

—It’s so long

Sometimes the only way to go

Is to just go on.

4 thoughts on “The Only Way to Go

  1. Hang in there girl! They say God only gives you what you can handle, but boy does he know how to push the limit. Just know there are people who care and love you adn will stand beside you though it all. God Bless you and your family.

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    1. If what they say is true, I wish he didn’t have so much confidence in me! But I do know He’ll help me through it if I let Him and He sends people to guide and encourage as well. Thanks for your kind words, Darin.


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