Friday, January 21, 2011

Let It Be

When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Recently, music from The Beatles has become available on iTunes (finally). I downloaded this little ditty along with a few other favorites.

I've heard this song a thousand times, but a few nights ago it came on while I was driving home from work. As I was singing along, the words just rang out true and strong.

And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree,
there will be an answer, let it be.
For though they may be parted there is still a chance that they will see,
there will be an answer. let it be.

When it comes to life, there are some things that will never be in our control. I will never be able to control if, when, and how I become a mom. When pregnancy comes again, we will never be able to control whether a healthy baby will result. If we put in adoption papers, we will never be able to control if a birth mom chooses us. If we foster a child, we will have no say in whether we will be their forever home.

My only choice is to do what I can and then just 'let it be'. This is my greatest struggle.

Do you know why the phrase "Let it be" is repeated so much during that song? I think it's because some of us have to sing it that many times before we start to feel it, start to believe it. It's a constant battle.

And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light, that shines on me,
shine until tomorrow, let it be.


Hope said...

What a beautiful post! I love that song, too, and I love your take on it. :-)

A said...

awesome reflections :) i agree, it takes a zillion times of telling yourself that to let it sink in even a tiny bit!!

C said...

I love the Beatles, and love, love this song. I agree with every word in your post. we need to LEARN to really let it be....

Hope said...

I nominated you for a blog award!

AJ said...

Amen. You truly do have a way with words :-) You are awesome!

Renee Hart said...

I absolutely LOVE reading your posts. You have such an amazing outlook on life and always uplift me.
Still praying mightily for you and Ryan to have your fondest wish come true. I just know it will!

C said...

I gave you an award, check it out.

Krissi said...

I LOVE that song too! It's so soulful and so healing to let it in and then, let it be.
BTW, I just featured your blog tonight!

FirstTimeMom said...

beautiful post! I couldn't have said it better. I'm a new reader here and my heart already goes out to you to be a mommy. I do love your attitude.

rebecca said...

Stopping by after seeing your blog highlighted on Stress Free Infertility. Let It Be also has special meaning to me, it is a song that has given me peace throughout our struggles with infertility, then losing our daughter, and in the grief of not knowing how we were going to move forward. As you said hearing those words said over and over again in that song help me to begin to feel them, I feel so peaceful after listening to that song, I LOVE it! Thank you for sharing this beautiful post!

Allison said...

Love this song! I've nominated you for a blog award!