Sunday, August 8, 2010

Hands, Helping Hands...

Hands, Helping hands...

I don't know about you but old fashioned "barn raising" scenes in movies really move me. When I see people come together in a spirit of community & compassion, it really makes me believe...I believe in brotherhood. I believe together, we can move that mountain. So, this photo of my dad, uncle and brother's hands together helping with a family workday & house painting for my aging grandfather reminds me of an old song called He Ain't Heavy, He's my Brother.  

PawPaw celebrated his 87th birthday earlier this year.  Although, he continues to live as independently as possible, the family joined forces and painted his house.  I think I can speak for the rest of the family and say, "He Ain't Heavy, He's Our PawPaw".
He Ain't Heavy, He's my Brother

song by The Hollies

(B. Scott and B. Russell)

The road is long

With many a winding turn

That leads us to who knows where

Who knows when

But I'm strong

Strong enough to carry him

He ain't heavy, he's my brother

So on we go

His welfare is of my concern

No burden is he to bear

We'll get there

For I know

He would not encumber me

He ain't heavy, he's my brother

If I'm laden at all

I'm laden with sadness

That everyone's heart

Isn't filled with the gladness

Of love for one another

It's a long, long road

From which there is no return

While we're on the way to there

Why not share

And the load

Doesn't weigh me down at all

He ain't heavy, he's my brother

He's my brother

He ain't heavy, he's my brother...

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