SOMEONE TO LOVE YOU – PART 1

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Below is a new arrangement, as well as a acoustic recording:

Someone To Love You 2/19/17 Copyright 2017 by Unger

Someone To Love You Acoustic 4/18/16 Copyright 2016 by Unger

Link to Part 2 of this story:

SOMEONE TO LOVE YOU-PART 2

This is such an old picture taken from a home movie. I love the way my mother is looking at me!

This is such an old picture taken from a home movie. I love the way my mother is looking at me!

In 2010, when I began writing this blog, I wrote almost daily to share about my life. My filters were gone and I shared more information about my children than they wanted me to. (I went back and deleted a lot.) Perhaps it was because at that time I really didn’t have much of my own life to share. That has changed.

For the last 30 years, I spent my life trying to please my husband (now ex-husband), my parents and my children. I’m encouraging my adult children (who still depend on me) to make their own choices and please themselves.

Today I realize that I am truly on my own!

Carry you home

This has been an emotional and vulnerable time in my life. I am slowly moving through the grief over the death of my parents and my divorce after a long marriage. My eye issues have challenged me more than I can even write here.

Sometimes, I find myself reliving many parts of this beautiful journey I’ve been on for over five years now. Many special people who were with me when I started are not there anymore. Some of them left suddenly, others have died and many have drifted away.

As you travel

I think this is actually a pivotal moment in my journey. I am ready for a new direction, in my life and with my music. There are endless possibilities of what I could do.

I admit that I was disappointed when my five-year relationship with my arranger suddenly ended, but before I could sink into sadness, a beautiful song began to play for me.

Music is my blessing because it heals me and sparks my faith.

I was in no hurry to write lyrics for it. For two weeks, I really savored the beautiful chords that magically appeared on my guitar and enjoyed singing a “la la” melody. I knew I’d hear the lyrics when I was ready for them.

In the meantime, I wondered what my song would be about.

I tried to feel the music. I only write lyrics that apply to my own life. What were my current emotions? Would my song be related to independence? Would it be about courage, loneliness or struggles?

No – it could be none of those things. The music was so sweet and almost like a lullaby.

It was definitely a love song.

Now, how could I possibly write a love song? The last time I was romantically in love, I was 21. I wasn’t going to go there.

My love song became one written to my children!

All of my songs are about my deepest and most honest feelings. The words began to spill out . . .

I cried with one of the most heartfelt lines. It was:

“I want someone to love you, the way that I do.”

My love for my three living children is indescribable and aside from wishing them happiness – I want them to experience love. My two sons (19 and 25) live with me. I’m also very close to my 22-year-old daughter who lives nearby and hangs out with me frequently.

And I know that this was what my parents wanted for me, which also makes me cry.

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SOMEONE TO LOVE YOU

Copyright 2015 by Judy Unger

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My child, I have a wish

for all of your life

someone to love you

the way that I do

You are filled with dreams

endless possibilities

don’t hurry, take it slow

you’ll learn and you’ll grow

As you travel to places you’ve never been

keep on exploring, enjoy every day

I’ll pray that you’re safe while you fly away

When you’re older, the child inside you is there

you will discover wherever you roam

love will be in your heart

and carry you home

I look at your sweet smile

and innocent face

passion is all you need

you will succeed

As you travel to places you’ve never been

keep on exploring, enjoy every day

I’ll pray that you’re safe while you fly away

When you’re older, the child inside you is there

you will discover wherever you roam

love will be in your heart

and carry you home

I want someone to love you

the way that I do

The infant below is Jason, who died in 1992. I treasure all of my children.

The infant below is Jason, who died in 1992. I treasure all of my children.

© 2015 by Judy Unger and http://www.myjourneysinsight.com. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Judy Unger with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

About Judy

I'm an illustrator by profession. At this juncture in my life, I am pursuing my dream of writing and composing music. Every day of my life is precious!
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8 Responses to SOMEONE TO LOVE YOU – PART 1

  1. Carol Cross says:

    Thank you for sharing beautiful words. And beautiful music.

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  2. Sharon says:

    Such a loving and heartfelt song. Isn’t that what most parents want for their children? I think you nailed it! I love your talent, you are so special.

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  3. Judy says:

    Thank you so much, Sharon! Your comment really made my day. I have been absolutely savoring this song – I’m thrilled that I could sum up the feeling of what parents want for their children. I feel it every day. It’s so beautiful to share with you. Thank you!

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  4. jmgoyder says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Judy!

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  5. judy though your music is moving and beautiful i am so sorry for the pain you have been going through. how you have managed to be such an amazing support for others through this difficult time. you are so dear and i send you love and wishes for relief from your pain! love and big warm hugs from me to you

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    • Judy says:

      Thank you so much for you warm message, Sandra. I’m actually learning more and more to deal with my condition and accept it. As you have taught me so well, sometimes there is no other choice but to make the most of every day. Wishing you a beautiful holiday, Sandra. I will be in touch with you after the new year to possibly plan to come to Georgia. Sending love to you, Chris and Angie.

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