Thursday, February 5, 2009

What would Cara have grown up to be?

I had a moment yesterday, while sitting in a meeting at work, where I started to daydream about what Cara would have grown up to be. I don't know why it hit me then, but it just did. I guess it's one of those questions that parents always wonder about and ask their kids all throughout their lives...

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"

I'll never know or get to see what Cara would have done with her life here on earth. But I do know one thing, she would have done amazing work in whatever she chose to do with her life. She would have been an amazing little girl that would have blossomed into a beautiful woman. She would have lived into exactly what her name means...Cara Grace, "a beloved friend who offers grace." She would have changed this world and made it better. Her impact would have been known.

Our friend summed it up best in a beautiful song he wrote for Cara shortly after her death.

Lyrics from "A Song for Cara Grace"

You might have been a ballerina
might have been a senator
yours was a life with so much promise
the world was waiting for

When Easter lilies open
when green grass starts to grow
when chasing that first robin
we'll think of you and know

Cara Grace
this world couldn’t hold you
Cara Grace
the Lord took you in His hands

Cara Grace
we wanted to know you
but we know there’s a place in Heaven for Cara Grace
please save a place
We’ll see you there
Cara Grace

1 comment:

Erica said...

What a beautiful song. I am so sorry for your loss. There is a country song called "Who You'd be today" by kenny chesney, and everytime I hear it I cry my eyes out. I am here if you ever need someone to talk too.