October Song

When October Goes. It seems inevitable that I revisit this song each year about this time. It is a reflective song about losses, dreams, and a wistfulness that goes along with this season. It reminds me of a sigh that we take just before we dive into the holiday season. October 23, 1989 is John Robert’s birthday. We know he’s having a celebration every day in heaven, but that doesn’t stop us from a moment of wishing we could celebrate with him here. We’ve been so loved by family and friends and strangers over these years. We give God thanks for so many who have prayed for us and served us and loved us.

Be Strong and Take Heart, All You Who Hope in the Lord ~ Psalm 31:24

When October Goes by Barry Manilow

And when October goes
The snow begins to fly
Above the smokey roofs
I watch the planes go by

The children running home
Beneath a twilight sky
Oh, for the fun of then
When I was one of them

And when October goes
The same old dream appears
And you are in my arms
To share the happy years

I turn my head away
To hide the helpless tears
Oh how I hate to see October go

I should be over it now I know
It doesn’t matter much
How old I grow
I hate to see October go

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. ~Romans 5:5

Thanks for reading, John

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