"You've got six months at the most, we've done everything we can."
Her world fell down around her, her life closing in so fast.
And as she drove back to her house she watched the world go past.
A mother strolls her baby, a man honks and speeds away.
Two friends are meeting for some lunch, the neighbors arrive to play.
A little boy learns to tie his shoe, his daddy is so proud.
A concert playing in the park has really drawn a crowd.
"There's been an accident on Highway 9, a drunk driver crossed the line.
Your son, he did not make it, ma'am, the wrong place at the wrong time."
Her little boy now home with God, her heart in pieces small.
While the world spins on around her, knowing not her pain at all.
A load of laundry is now clean, a lawn is clipped and trimmed and mowed.
A mommy passes out snacks and juice while driving down the road.
Grocery shopping, mail to send, a Diet Coke to go,
Red Cherry Blossom polish is painted on ten toes.
It's hard to know who's hurting when the world spins by so fast.
While we're finishing the last round of golf, a fire truck speeds on past.
As we go to meetings, check the news, or mumble about our boss.
Someone we do not even know has suffered a terrible loss.
So while your world is spinning, things are great and things are fine
Remember your brother and sister, grieving at this very time.
While you ponder what to wear, what to watch, or what to eat
Someone else needs a boost, to get back on their feet.
God has a plan for all of us, a place for us to be
Each day is given with His grace, He died for you and me.
Today we may not suffer, tomorrow still the same,
But one day tears will fill our eyes, we'll feel sorrow, grief and pain.
Really when the truth be told, our lives are little bubbles
We wear blinders to the larger world and all its many troubles.
But God is there to watch, all creatures great and small.
God, thank you for Your loving hands, that catch us when we fall.
~copyright Jill Norwood, 2007