Thursday, August 6, 2009

Handprints on my heart.

Last weekend I went to see Wicked, the broadway musical. It was on tour in Tulsa. It was FABULOUS! I'd read the book and had always wondered how on earth did they turn this into a musical? The book is so political, and odd to me. But the musical was divine. I don't recommend, however, having a huge bowl of carby Pad Thai before going to watch the matinee. I was fighting the urge for an afternoon nap during the first half. This was in no way a side affect of the musical but of my overidulgence! So back to the musical. Both leads voices were awesome and the songs so so so cute. I definitely see some scrappy lo's inspired by some song lyrics. One of those songs inparticular is the lyrics from "For Good".

See Aja moved away last weekend. She was actually waiting to leave until after we saw Wicked. I was so sad to hear the news of her departure as we had gotten really close and I loved our late night scrap & chat sessions. I loved discussing our challenges in daily life and our spirituality and spiritual challenges, her sharing her insight from being a Mormon and me from being in AA and how our respective God consciousness helped us overcome or deal with our issues.

You know it's crazy but this simple hobby of scrapping has brought me some of the dearest friends of my life. And all of them so different than me, yet the same in some ways. And the people that say you can't make lasting friends with people online are wrong as well but that is a different blog post.

So while we were watching the show and they were singing "For Good", Aja must have been thinking the same as me, that this song reminded me of our friendship (& the friendship I've have with all my scrappy girls), because she gently layed her head on my shoulder. The words were so true:

I've heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you...

Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you
I've been changed for good

It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend...

So good luck to Aja and her family on the next part of their journey & know that you will be missed & never forgotten!


  1. THAT is an AWESOME song!! Very cool.

  2. I miss you like the sun to my sky... you have been a huge light to me. I love you!!!!! ... and miss you even more...