Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Saturday, April 17, 2010

How You Live

Today was Melissa's is not quite what it was.  Today was a celebration of Melissa's life.  As I told you earlier this week she was one in a million.  This special young lady had the driest of wits, a smile as big as all outdoors, loved deeply, was a daddy's girl, was her brother's best friend, a true friend to her friends....and while I sat there at the funeral with Kat and Brian and my good friend Carolyn I thought to myself...this is what I want.  This is what kind of person I want to be remembered as when my time comes.  The music played prior to Melissa's funeral was not your traditional was Free Falling, and How You Live.  The music during the funeral was I Can Only Imagine(sung by her former music minister) and How Great is Our God (sung by Laela Syphurs....a high school friend). The words spoken were powerful and when we left...we all left with a challenge to live our lives to the fullest....just like Meliisa did.  We loved Melissa and she will be sorely missed.  She was one of those students who will never be forgotten.  While she walked on this earth...she left some mighty big footprints for us all to follow in.  I will do my best not to let her down.
How You Live Lyrics...if you don't want to watch the video the words, they are the message.
Verse 1:
Wake up to the sunlight
With your windows open
Don't hold in your anger or leave things unspoken
Wear your red dress
Use your good dishes
Make a big mess and make lots of wishes
Have what you want
But want what you have
And don't spend your life lookin' back
Turn up the music, turn it up loud 
Take a few chances , let it all out
You won't regret it.  Lookin' back from where you have been 
Cuz it's not who you knew, and it's not what you did. It's how you live. 
Verse 2:
So go to the ballgames
And go to the ballet
And go see your folks more than just on the holidays
Kiss all your children
Dance with your wife
Tell your husband you love him every night
Don't run from the truth
'Cause you can't get away
Just face it and you'll be okay
Oh wherever you are and wherever you've been
Now is the time to begin
Verse 3:
So give to the needy
And pray for the grieving
E'en when you don't think that you can
'Cause all that you do is bound to come back to you
So think of your fellow man
Make peace with God and make peace with yourself
'Cause in the end there's nobody else

'Cause it's not who you knew

And it's not what you did

It's how you live


Mary said...

What a wonderful tribute to her life! It sounds like she touched so many people's lives with how she lived!

Sweet Tea said...

Obviously I've missed something. I'm off to read some posts of yours I must have missed...I can't believe you've experienced another loss. I.Am.So.Sorry.