July 29, 2018
Yesterday it was raining when I was getting ready to do the video for today. A song popped into my head and I could not get it to stop playing in my mind.
Melissa Manchester "Come In From The Rain" is about coming home from a journey and returning to someone who loves them.
I used that song a long time ago because it is what it is like when you come back home to your family.
When you listen to the lyrics, you'll know what I mean. We do not know what you have packed in your memories. We just know you are still packing pain.
We don't know if it is because you do not love us anymore, or we did something wrong, or anything else that caused what is going on with you. All we can do is guess unless you tell us.
Do not leave your family wondering, because they will only blame themselves. The deployment trip was your journey without them but healing from it, is a family road trip.
Stop concealing what you are trying to hide and include them in on this ride so you can #TakeBackYourLife!
There is another song by Melissa Manchester "Just You And I" that also says a lot about what could go on when you do not choose to fight this alone.
Just You And IMelissa ManchesterWhen your heroes go up in a puff,And there's not enough to hang on toAnd the ones you would count on to callThey all fall down all around youThen you've got to believe there's moreIt is the reason we're put here forIt's just you and IWhen the legend's over - and we have just begunWe can look to each other to see us throughJust you and IWhen a miracle's long overdueAnd there's no one who's gonna come to guide youSo you keep looking up to the sky - wondering whyThe clouds won't hide youAt the times when you're most afraidThat is the reason why dreams are madeIt's just you and IWhen the legend's over - and we have just begunWe can look to each other to see us throughJust you and ISongwriters: Carole Bayer Sager / Melissa Manchester / Melissa Toni Manchester Just You And I lyrics © BMG Rights Management