In December, 2012, I said good-bye to my grandmother, Betty Beck, for the last time. She spent much of her adult life sharing this saying, “If you meet me and forget me, you have lost nothing. If you meet Jesus Christ and lost Him, you have lost everything.” This song was written in memory of Grandma.
This world got a little smaller when it was graced with you // So many people knew your name and were
drawn into // the way you smiled, your eyes sparkled like the stars // When you spoke it was full of love // Your words went straight to the heart // But you’re not hurting // You’re not fighting with the air // You are breathing // You can run and jump, declare // You are happy in a place where there’s no tears // I’d wish you back but if you came, you’d be fighting you’d not gain // And though it breaks my heart in two // I want you here, but since you’re there, I’ll be seeing you // I want you here, but since you’re there, I’ll always love you // Long ago you had to let them go // The high heeled shoes you loved and wore // Your old car replaced with the best of friends // That old Max he’d be there to the end // Days would come and days would go // You’d sit outside when the sun warmed the earth // That last night you seemed alright, just a little
out of breath // You squeezed my hand like you always do, laughed at what I said // Your smiling eyes were full of life // You winked to say goodbye // If I had known that was your last goodbye // I would have stayed // Stayed the night
(Lyrics: Hannah Beck) (Piano: Hannah Beck, All other instruments: Rusty Yanok) (c) Hannah Beck Music