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Snow
10-04-2002, 10:51 PM
Tonight I want to make a dedication to someone that I lost today... :( and I thought, perhaps others have someone that they would like to make a dedication to. You don't have to give a name if you don't want... just a short story and then the Garth song you want to dedicate.

It doesn't have to be someone you lost... could be someone you love, miss, appreciate, admire... or even if you have less than nice feelings about them... you could make your dedication here and tell us about it and why you picked that song.

Maybe you have more than one?! :)

Snow
10-04-2002, 11:08 PM
My dedication is to a young lady named Kelly. She had been a student of mine. She was a senior this year. In her past she had struggled academically but never spiritually. She had a true and loving heart. She worked hard and it was paying off. This was a girl that was going to make it.

When I first met Kelly she was very quiet and shy... but nice to everyone. Now as she entered her senior year she was blossoming in all ways. She was more outgoing. She'd learned the art of using makeup and was truely becoming a very beautiful young lady.

She had a learning disability but never let it stop her. She worked at things until she got it. For instance this year she was taking college prep Chemistry II and getting A's... something hard for those that don't even have learning problems.

The most amazing thing about Kelly was her depth of feeling and friendship that she gave. She wasn't "miss popularity" but the friends that she had truely cherished her and felt cherished by her. She brought out the best in people. I think a lot of this was her faith in God... which was stunningly strong for one so young.

We lost someone truely special from our lives today. She passed away after a week in a coma after a car accident on wet back road. She was on her way to school when it happened.

I'd like to dedicate "The River" to Kelly. While her path may not have seemed easy... she always knew who was the Captain of the ship she was sailing on.


The River

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

And 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

Rooster
10-05-2002, 10:10 AM
Snow, I don't even want to imagine the pain you must be feeling. I'm always humbled by life's stories, such as this one. Why do I continue to take each day for granted? I would like to dedicate "If Tomorrow Never Comes" to my seven-year old daughter, Abigail.

Lord, I pray that you show me that she is a blessing in my life instead of a burden. Amen

Krystal in Odessa

TrishaNGarthFan
10-05-2002, 11:17 AM
I recently "Lost" a friend. She's still alive (thankfully!), but due to certain circumstances, she's lost to me. Our friendship often reminded me of G & T's...they both have said it was like "Bam!" when they first met. It was the same with me and my friend, sparks flew in the air when we first met at work and it was like "Bam!" We became like "best friends" and I thought of her as a "little sister." She had to do what she had to do, but she still remains dear to me and I haven't stopped loving her. When I think of her I think of A Friend To Me, because me and her were buddies since we first met and we could be brutally honest with one another...like true friends. So I would like to dedicate "A Friend to Me" to my friend I will call by her nickname~ PEACHES:

Well you and I
We're buddies
And we've been since we first met
Me and you
Well we've sure been through
Our share of laughter and regret

Lord knows we've had our bad days
And more than once we've disagreed
But you've always been a friend to me

You can be so stubborn
There's times I think you just like to fight
And I hope and pray
I live to see a day
When you say I might be right

And there's times I'd rather kill you
Than listen to your honesty
But you've always been a friend to me

You've always been
Time and again
The one to take my hand
And show me it's okay to be
Just the way I am
With no apology

Oh you've always been
And you will 'til God knows when
Yes you've always been a friend to me

gitm4me
10-05-2002, 07:00 PM
I'd like to dedicate "If Tomorrow Never Comes" to a family friend who lost her battle with cancer this week...she was only 42 and had 5 children, ages 6-18 and one has Down Syndrome. She recently made amends with her husband of 20 years and they lived out her remaining days together in happiness, but it was a huge reminder not to take today for granted. This ones for you, Maria...may God Bless you and keep you, and may He watch over your family while you're not there with them.
Thanks for starting this thread, Snow, it is very therapeutic...Gail :)

IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES

Sometimes late at night
I lie awake and watch her sleeping
She's lost in peaceful dreams
So I turn out the lights and lay there in the dark
And the thought crosses my mind
If I never wake up in the morning
Would she ever doubt the way I feel
About her in my heart

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she's my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes

'Cause I've lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them never were revealed
So I made a promise to myself
To say each day how much she means to me
And avoid that circumstance
Where there's no second chance to tell her how I feel

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she's my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes

So tell that someone that you love
Just what you're thinking of
If tomorrow never comes

ProducerJ
10-06-2002, 01:02 AM
I'd have to dedicate "Victim of the Game" to someone I once considered a very dear friend, only to find out I'd been completely fooled by her lies and wild stories, and when it all came to the surface, she decided our friendship wasn't even worth the time to explain herself.

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You know it's really gettin' to you
When you take to tellin' lies
And you can try to fool your friends
But you can't look 'em in the eye
There ain't no standin' tall
In the shadow of the shame
When everybody knows
That you're a victim of the game

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She knows who she is and she is not going to hurt me or my precious daughter with her games again.

fuzzwuzz
10-06-2002, 02:35 AM
Sounds to me like we should try singing "Thicker Than Blood" all together and dedicate it to the whole world. :)

Who wants to start?

Rooster
10-06-2002, 10:42 AM
She was born in Kansas City . . .

Vanessa
10-06-2002, 12:29 PM
raised in Arkansas (sp??)

Vanessa :)

ad012
10-06-2002, 01:33 PM
Fell in love with an ex marine

:) Ali :)

gitm4me
10-06-2002, 02:29 PM
She already had three babies;

;) Gail :)

TrishaNGarthFan
10-06-2002, 03:21 PM
He had one of his own....

Sue

Vanessa
10-06-2002, 03:44 PM
They came together for another and me :)

Vanessa :)

bal2001bc
10-06-2002, 06:35 PM
Words are never enough to take away the pain and what's worse is losing someone who is innocent to the world. It hurts more.

I guess the bottom line is that , "It's Just Not Fair".

I don't have a song to post but I made this scan insted.

Garth's looking at you Kelly and sending our love from his fans and people you knew.


Take care

Vanessa
10-06-2002, 06:50 PM
Wonderful tribute bal! :) Garth surely is looking at kelly, how cool :)

"or family never shared the same last name.."

Vanessa :)

fuzzwuzz
10-06-2002, 09:53 PM
"But our family was a family the same"

gitm4me
10-06-2002, 10:36 PM
(and they say) Blood is thicker than water...

Gail ;)

berriffic
10-07-2002, 01:05 AM
I have 2 dedications...
To my mom...the most wonderful and inspiring woman I have ever met. I owe my life and all that I am to her. Although she has been ill most of my life recently she took a turn for the worse. It is amazing how silly somethings seem when someone close to you has lost the ability to walk. All I do in this world is for her so I dedicate YOUR SONG

Standing in the spotlight
On such a perfect night
Knowing that you're out there listening
And I remember one time
When I was so afraid
Didn't think I had the courage
To stand up on this stage

Then you reached into my heart
And you found the melody
And if there ever was somebody
Who made me believe in me
It was you, it was you

It was your song that made me sing
And it was your voice that gave me wings
And it was your light that shined
Guiding my heart to find
This place where I belong
It was your song

Every night I pray
Before the music starts to play
That I'll do my best and I won't let you down
And for all the times I've stood here
This feeling feels brand new
And anytime I doubt myself I think of you

'Cause it was your song that made me sing
And it was your voice that gave me wings
And it was your light that shined
Guiding my heart to find
This place where I belong
It was your song

Dreams can come true
With God's great angels like you

It was your song that made me sing
And it was your voice that gave me wings
And it was your light that shined
Guiding my heart to find
This place where I belong

It was your song
It was your song
It's always been your song

<3 ber

berriffic
10-07-2002, 01:17 AM
my second is to the best friend I ever had. Someone with a heart of gold and who loved me very much. Unfortunately my fiance and I seperated as couples often do after 4 years together. He is my heart and sometime this month he will marry someone else. Although we are no longer in each others day to day lives we still love each other dearly and I wish him all the love and happiness his heart can hold. For him...The Dance


Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared 'neath the stars alone
For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance

<3 ber

GBronx
10-07-2002, 05:22 PM
Oh but love, love is thicker then blood...

rob6852
02-26-2003, 05:45 AM
I play a little online game called Counter-strike.
I am also the head of a gaming "clan" called [Cajun]'s.
We have members from 18 all the way up into thier 40's.
Last Oct. we lost one of our own. His name is Larry Lee,
and he was a member of the Moss Point Police Dept. in
Pascagola, MS.
He was killed by a fleeing suspect in a head on collision.
He was a good friend, a fine officer, and was well liked on our server.
I would like to dedicate "The Dance" to our fallen friend.
We miss ya Larry....a.k.a. [Cajun] Nforcer.

"The Dance"

Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared 'neath the stars alone
For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance

Holding you I held everything
For a moment wasn't I a king
But if I'd only known how the king would fall
Hey who's to say you know I might have chanced it all

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance

Yes my life is better left to chance
I could have missed the pain but I'd of had to miss the dance

Peace....

GarthDreamer77
03-09-2003, 05:14 PM
Hey Everyone,

I would like to dedicate "The Dance" & "When You Come Back To Me Again" to my Great Aunt Ruby, who passed away last Monday Night,from a massive Heart Attack.:(

She was A Great Aunt, Friend, and Homemaker.

This article is from the Cameron Herald.
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Ruby Swanzy

Ruby Swanzy, 80, of Cameron died March 3 in a Temple hospital. The Rev. Gary Maroney and the Rev. Jim Lafferty will officiate at her funeral at 2 p.m. today(Thursday) at First Baptist Church in Cameron. Burial will follow in the Ben Arnold Cemetery.

Swanzy, a homemaker, was born Aug. 17, 1922 in Milam County to William M. and Bessie Clara Price Sweet. She had worked as a cook in Cameron ISD and or Milam County. She had served as an election judge for Milam County for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cameron.

A brother and a sister preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband A.T. "Sonny" Swanzy of Cameron; son Donnie Swanzy of Angleton; daughters Sharon Marek of the Meeks Community and Joy Schneider of Rogers; brothers Van Sweet of Stockton, Calif. and William "Buster" Sweet of Huntsville; sister Lane Burnett of Ben Arnold; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Cameron. Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron is in charge of arrangements.
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My family and I will miss her very much but we all know that she is in Heaven right now cooking up a Big Feast for the Lord & all the :angel:s.

When You Come Back To Me Again
Written by: - Jenny Yates - Garth Brooks

There's a ship out, on the ocean
At the mercy of the sea
It's been tossed about, lost and broken
Wandering aimlessly
And God somehow you know that ship is me

'Cause there's a lighthouse, in the harbor
Shining faithfully
Pouring its light out, across the water
For this sinking soul to see
That someone out there still believes in me

On a prayer, in a song
I hear your voice and it keeps me hanging on
Raining down, against the wind
I'm reaching out 'til we reach the circle's end
When you come back to me again

There's a moment we all come to
In our own time and our own space
Where all that we've done, we can undo
If our heart's in the right place

On a prayer, in a song
I hear your voice and it keeps me hanging on
Raining down, against the wind
I'm reaching out 'til we reach the circle's end
When you come back to me again
And again I see my yesterday's in front of me
Unfolding like a mystery
You're changing all that is and used to be

On a prayer, in a song
I hear your voice and it keeps me hanging on
Raining down, against the wind
I'm reaching out 'til we reach the circle's end
When you come back to me again

When you come back to me again

Take Care & God Bless,
~*Kristen*~

fuzzwuzz
03-10-2003, 12:21 AM
God bless you and your loved ones Kristen. Thanks for sharing that. You are loved. ~Dale

GB2PinaColadas
03-10-2003, 05:38 AM
I'd like to make a dedication to my grandmother who passed away in 1999, it's been a long time, but I miss her so much, I wish I just could see her one more time before she passed away. What really hurts me is that she won't be here to see me graduate from highschool, but I know she will be with me in spirit that day.. I never got to say goodbye and "I love you" for the last time, so I'd like to dedicate two songs - The Dance and If Tomorrow Never Comes - To Nana, this is for you, if you're listening or watching.. :)

The Dance -

Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared 'neath the stars alone
For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance

Holding you I held everything
For a moment wasn't I a king
But if I'd only known how the king would fall
Hey who's to say you know I might have chanced it all

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance

Yes my life is better left to chance
I could have missed the pain but I'd of had to miss the dance

and

If Tomorrow Never Comes

Sometimes late at night
I lie awake and watch her sleeping
She's lost in peaceful dreams
So I turn out the lights and lay there in the dark
And the thought crosses my mind
If I never wake up in the morning
Would she ever doubt the way I feel
About her in my heart

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she's my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes

'Cause I've lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them never were revealed
So I made a promise to myself
To say each day how much she means to me
And avoid that circumstance
Where there's no second chance to tell her how I feel

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she's my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes

So tell that someone that you love
Just what you're thinking of
If tomorrow never comes