The Life that I Have by Leo Marks
- The life that I have
- Is all that I have
- And the life that I have
- Is yours.
- The love that I have
- Of the life that I have
- Is yours and yours and yours.
- A sleep I shall have
- A rest I shall have
- Yet death will be but a pause.
- For the peace of my years
- In the long green grass
- Will be yours and yours and yours.
That was the reading for my wedding nearly four years ago. Yesterday, many moons later, I was standing at the park drinking my 3rd (yes 3rd!) green tea of the day watching my daughter come down the slide with my husband chasing her. The line, "The life that I have is all that I have and the life that I have is yours" floated into my mind for the first time since my wedding.
It has a completely different meaning to me now, but the love I have is hers and hers and hers.