His song of choice was "Whole" by our friend Olivia Pothoff. I can't remember the last time he asked me to sing that...quite a long, long while. It is a song about him and a conversation we had when he was two. He knows the story.
I sang the first part to him and in the dark realized he was crying. I stopped and quietly asked him why he was crying. He said it was the song...he was happy. He knows the song is part of his story and the words are true.
Grateful for talented friends like Olivia who can tell stories through music and song...
Verse 1:Mother and son in conversationLate in the eve before bedResilient with joy, a two-year old boyFights a diseasePrepares for surgery
Pre-Chorus:He said, “Mama, tell me am I broken?Mama, tell me am I broken?”
Chorus:We’re all broken peopleWith all kinds of brokenBodies and hearts and soulsWe all need a Savior, we need a HealerHe’s the One who makes us whole
Verse 2:Father and Son in conversationLate in the eve in a gardenHis life on the line for all of mankindKneels in agonyPrepares for suffering
Pre-Chorus:He said, “Father, help me, I am brokenFather, help me, I am broken”
Chorus 2:They’re all broken peopleWith all kinds of brokenBodies and hearts and soulsI will be Your Savior, I will be Your HealerI’m the One who makes You whole
Bridge:Though my body and flesh may fail meStill, You are making me newI can faceUncertain daysWith You, with You
Music & Lyrics by Olivia Pothoff.© 2012