Happy Father’s Day, from Kimberly Maycock Music!

Published by Kimberly Maycock on

Recently, my sweet husband- the amazing father of our two beautiful children- who I love and admire more than anyone in this world opened up to me that sometimes the struggles of life (& especially life as a father) feel like a line from “Hamilton”-

 

The moments when you’re in so deep it feels easier to just swim down”

 

The weight of what he was saying hit me and I felt compassion not only as a fellow parent but for fathers in particular. They shoulder not only the primary burden of provision for their families but are expected to also be present for them often in the midst of unspeakable struggles that they feel the need to hide so they can be strong for their loved ones. This comes all in the midst of a society that tries too often to downplay the importance of their divine roles & worth.

 

Well, I felt that I needed to do something to encourage not only my sweetheart but any father (or anyone else for that matter) who feels like they are drowning, sinking under the weight of pain, stress, or fatigue. To you, I say- Your strength is needed, noticed, and UNIMAGINABLE. This encouragement comes in the form of an adaptation of a favorite song “It’s Quiet Uptown” from the sensational: “Hamilton- An American Musical” by Lin Manuel Miranda- I’ve titled this version: “Unimaginable Strength.”

 

 

Finally, I found this beautiful painting by Yongsung Kim entitled “The Hand of God.”  If, like the poetically tragic line above, you feel “it’s easier to just swim down,”, remember instead to “look around” for support from those who love/depend on you and then look up for help from God who loves you most of all!

Please share this musical message with a Father who could use a little extra understanding, encouragement, and strength this Father’s Day!

 

With love and gratitude,

 

Kimberly Maycock

 

Lyrics

There are moments that the words don’t reach

There is suffering too terrible to name

You hold your child as tight as you can

Then push away the unimaginable

The moments when you’re in so deep

Feels easier to just swim down

You’ve learned to live with the unimaginable

If you see him in the street, walking by himself

Talking to himself, have pity

He is working through the unimaginable

His hair is going grey, he passes every day

They say he walks the length of the city

You get knocked out and fall apart

Can you imagine?

Look at where you are

Look at where you  started

Ya know, you don’t deserve this pain

But hear me out, that would be enough

If I could spare this trial

If I could trade your pain for mine

You’d be standing here right now

And you would smile, and that would be enough

I don’t pretend to know the challenges you’re facing

I know there’s no replacing what you’ve lost

And you need time

But I’m not afraid, I know who I married

Just let me stay here by your side

And that would be enough

Forgiveness, can you imagine?

Forgiveness, can you imagine?

I see you in the street, walking by yourself

Talking to yourself, I have pity)

Look around, look around

Your strength is unimaginable

 

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