“The River” – A Song of Dedication

“The River” – Garth Brooks

I dedicate this song to my brother-in-law Matt, who we lost too soon.  Matt passed away in an automobile accident last March and his legacy still lives on with family, friends and the 1,000’s he touched and helped in his life.  Matt was a brilliant man and was a phenomenal husband, father, brother, son, uncle and best-friend in the whole wide world.  He brought so much kindness, humor, trust, honesty, love, faith, hope to this world and was truly an angel on earth. 

Matt was one of our family’s strongest supporters and one of my strongest supporters in my recovery from addiction.  He stood by me since the second I told him I was going to treatment for alcohol addiction and I am so thankful / grateful for that.  He also was one of my best-friends in life and was there to talk to anyone in his life, especially his two kids, wife, sister, mother, nephews, nieces, his friends, people that worked for him and myself. 

Matt is now an Angel in Heaven and on Earth and I still talk to him within my spirit and in prayer on a daily basis, as his whole family does too.  Matt was insightful, full of integrity, confidence, love, joy, happiness, blissfulness and I miss our weekly conversations and all of his cheerfulness from his jokes. I know he is still sailing his vessel, as he always will because his river will never run dry. 

Hold those you love tight today and everyday forever, for you never know when your / their last breath will be. For those that have lost a loved one, like my family has, speak to them through your spirit and soul, as they will be with you for eternity. 

May You Have a Day Full of Blessings, Hope, Faith and Love!

river song

Lyrics:

You know a dream is like a river
Ever changin’ as it flows
And a dreamer’s just a vessel
That must follow where it goes
Trying to learn from what’s behind you
And never knowing what’s in store
Makes each day a constant battle
Just to stay between the shores…and

I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I’ll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry

Too many times we stand aside
And let the waters slip away
‘Til what we put off ’til tomorrow
Has now become today
So don’t you sit upon the shoreline
And say you’re satisfied
Choose to chance the rapids
And dare to dance the tide…yes

I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I’ll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry

There’s bound to be rough waters
And I know I’ll take some falls
But with the good Lord as my captain
I can make it through them all…yes

I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I’ll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry

Yes, I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry
‘Til the river runs dry

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