Because I Knew You

I have only two more nights in Macon.

My hometown. A place I never thought I would ever return to.

I left in 2005, hoping to go on to bigger and better things. That road was long and twisted and tough. But I did it.

Then, I had to come home.

It was not in the plans.

But I am better for it.

From the people I have met along the way over the past 4 years, I thank you. For the good, for the bad. I didn’t do everything perfect (heck- I even got divorced during this 4 year experience.) But I did the best I could.

I plan to write a goodbye letter to Macon. But for now, this song from Wicked says exactly what I am feeling tonight.

Push play and read along below.

And know that because I knew you (yes, you!) I’ve been changed for the good. Thank you, Macon (My new friends I made this time around, and the old ones who actually stuck with me,) for being a shelter during the storm and allowing me to rebuild my life.

 

I’ve heard it said,
That people come into our lives
For a reason
Bringing something we must learn.
And we are led to those
Who help us most to grow if we let them.
And we help them in return.
Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true
But I know I’m who I am today
Because I knew you.

Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun,
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood.
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better
But because I knew you.
I have been changed for good.

It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime.
So, let me say before we part:
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you.
You’ll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart.
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have rewritten mine
By being my friend.

Like a ship blown from it’s mooring
By a wind off the sea.
Like a seed dropped by a skybird
In a distant wood.
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better
But because I knew you…

Because I knew you…

I have been changed for good.

And just to clear the air
I ask forgiveness
For the things I’ve done,
You blame me for.

But then I guess,
We know there’s blame to share.

And none of it seems to matter anymore.
Like a comet pulled from orbit
(Like a ship blown from it’s mooring)
As it passes a sun.
(By a wind off the sea)
Like a stream that meets a boulder
(Like a seed dropped by bird)
Halfway through the wood.
(In the wood)
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better.
I do believe I have been changed for the better.

And because I knew you…

Because I knew you…

Because I knew you
I have been changed…
For good.

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One thought on “Because I Knew You

  1. Hi Nicole –

    I love this song. I actually forgot how good the lyrics are, and when you read them, they are even better. So, I listened (and sang along) to the song in my car on my way to work this morning (of course I have the soundtrack to Wicked on my iPod!) I haven’t done that in a long time.

    Also, it just dawned on me… I think you could rename your blog to:

    Destination…. Known! 😉

    Good luck with the start of your new job.

    Laura Trento

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