I Now Know My Name

I came across this video the other day and have now listened to this girl about five times. I weep as soon as she opens her mouth. Some of you will totally understand why I cry and why it touches me. Some will not. And that is OK if you fall into the “not” category.

I will try and explain. Some of us wonderful humans came into this world quietly. We’ve sat in shadows and listened to others and let them talk. We have even been invisible, in a sense. These types are usually bent on the creative side of life. Not always but many are.

I fall into that category. I never minded being in the background. I like the quietness and sometimes the solitude. However, I also like the visibility at times. Especially as I got older and found out more of who I am and what makes me tick. I like me. I like others like me. I like this twelve year old girl named Grace. I feel the words of her song. I feel her heart.

Having married someone of the opposite spectrum has been good – for both of us. Sometimes though, I feel very invisible and have actually been snubbed and mis-judged. It is OK but sometimes quite aggravating. My spouse knows that I complete him. I know that he completes me. It’s those others that can’t see that. Sad for them.

This girl and this song speaks to me of these feelings. And guess what? I do know my name even if no one else does. I do keep trying and I tend not to play by the rules of the game.

This post isn’t for you to understand me. It’s for you to understand others and for those who are like me and this girl named Grace. “I’m lost, trying to get found in an ocean of people”.

Like I said before, I like me. I like Grace. I like people who find themselves in an ocean of people. I know you will like us too. Even if you never understand. You need people like us. 😉 We all need others to complete us. To see more of the puzzle of life. None of us can do this thing called life alone. None of us.

So try, just as we have had to try you try to see beyond you and drop those religious ideas and narrow minded thinking. There is a whole big puzzle out there waiting to be put together and it takes all kinds of pieces, called people, to put it together. It takes a lifetime.

Love ya, Enjoy! Listen to her heart sing…..

cate b

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32 thoughts on “I Now Know My Name

  1. I too am like you, Cate. I watched this as it happened, and was moved to tears as well. She deserved it. I felt her words and her heart – so wise for her age.

    Thanks for bringing the memory back. Crying again, but wonderful tears of depth and joy. ❤

  2. wow, i just watched this two days ago, and guess who came to my mind? YOU!!!! maybe it was the uke, maybe not…but i was going to post it to your page, but never did…wow!!!
    we sure can relate to this darling child…she has it figured out at such a young age (while we’re still trying lol)…love her voice!!!!!!! love her song and love the uke, it fits the song so well…
    i was brought to tears watching and listening to her sing..her words so pure and genuine…
    thanks for posting, it gives me another reason to sit and listen “again”… 😉
    great post!! x

  3. Sis, I was so touched by your comments about your soul-mate, spouse. Susie and I are like that and like you, so many have misunderstood our relationship, but the Lord has made us One in spirit, emotion and every other way. She completes me and I her in ways others just don’t understand! I have even had fellow pastors tell us we spend too much time together!!! That’s why we got married all those years ago!!!!!

    I wish there was an awesome or love button for this video also!! I truly see why it meant so much and it truly is a gift from our Heavenly Father. I can hope and pray that this young one will come to know the Giver of such a precious gift!!

    Thank you and God bless you for such a wonderful treasure to us all!! Your words AND the gift of the video!!

  4. So glad you shared this. What an amazing young girl who speaks so clearly for those that feel lost and alone. My heart goes out to everyone that feels this way. I am very outgoing and have never had that problem, however, my daughter, at 22, is still struggling to find her way and to have that feeling of belonging and being loved for who she is. Thank you for sharing this!
    Blessings,
    Carlene

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