Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I Wish You Love

Whitney Houston has died, and though I was never a particular fan of her music, I can't help but be touched by her struggles, and by the loss of one of the iconic singers of my youth.

In reading about her death, I came across these lyrics from "I Will Always Love You."
I hope life treats you kind
And I hope you have all you’ve dreamed of
And I wish to you, joy and happiness
But above all this, I wish you love

This song is about ending a relationship, but no truer lyrics have been said about how I feel about my children, especially Moe, who may not be able to demand these things for himself.

I want Moe to have all the respect and success and progress he deserves. But most of all, I hope that he is loved and happy, and although life may not always treat him kindly, I hope at least that people will. 

It doesn't seem too much to ask.