I Know You’re Out There Somewhere

I believe my life to date has been a test. A test to see if I am worthy of a fulfilled life. Through all the hardships and setbacks, I tried to maintain my spirit of hope for the future though there were times I almost gave up. I thought I had reached a time in my life that more of what I cared for was being taken away than given. And yet I persisted, kept moving forward with a dogged determination to find just what it was I had been looking for. And I think maybe I may have found it.

I’m sure you all have heard about dating women from the Philippines online and the many scams that can come from it. The tales of money lost and hearts broken abound if you search the forums about this subject. I myself had read many a story of said trials but I decided to give it a shot anyways. I’m glad I did. My first two encounters turned out to be less than fruitful, but my third took my breath away. Enter Cecil and Keara…..

I did not find her on the dating site, she found me. She sent me a notice that she had interest but I found out later it was because she liked my dog Brandy in one of the pictures! When we began texting I could sense she was holding back, something was stopping her from having a deep conversation. But as we continued to correspond I started to get the whole picture. She talked of past relationships and the trouble’s she had seen. The dishonest men that had taken advantage of her good nature and left her with a child and no help. My heart went out to her but I also found another side of her.

We all have baggage from our past. Heavy and burdensome we drag it along as it bounces and catches on the uneven floors of the airport of our history, cursing as it snags on the escalator as we try to move up to a better floor. If we are thoughtful we can let go much of it and move on, but sometimes the damage is so grievous that it clings to our soul. I feel this to be true for Cecil.

Not only did the father of her child walk away, but the next man to come into her life chose to be unfaithful and destroy her faith in the idea of a good life for her and her daughter. In the Philippines a single mother is looked down upon though she may not have had any control over the circumstances. Almost shunned are they to the point of no friends or family to fall back on.

Yet Cecil held her head high, overcame all that was thrown at her by family and the cultural masses and came out on top. The strength of her will is without bounds, her love for Keara drives her to persist when all is against her. All who meet her should take notes on how to be an upstanding person, how to push beyond the trials of daily life. When you see difficulty in your life remember it pales in comparison to some. I feel humbled to be in her presence.

We have grown together to the point of understanding, a closeness driven by shared experiences and values. We talk of plans for the future, our little house on the hill. Playing in the yard with our children, cooking a simple meal together. We long for a better time when we can love each other and grow as a couple, satisfied with all this life has to give if one just let’s go the past.

This vision is what I have been searching for all my life. A vision of tranquility brought about be the sweat of my brow and the love of a woman. The ultimate beauty of a child, the solace of knowing we did our best to raise them and they became beautiful people also. Material items mean nothing to the selfless ones out to give of themselves for the sake of others, children care more for the love of a parent that the next toy. So it should be but alas, society has squandered this simple joy in the name of progress.

I chose now to regain all that was lost and pursue a life based on what I feel is the most important, and that’s family. I will find my Valhalla in the islands of the Philippines. Forever lost in the skies and palms, the summer breeze carrying the scent of the sea and the promise of joy, I will live a life filled with hope and peace, safe with my partner in life and all the shared times we will have together.

I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere, somewhere
I know I’ll find you somehow
Somehow, somehow
And somehow I’ll return again to you

The mist is lifting slowly
I can see the way ahead
And I’ve left behind the empty streets
That once inspired my life
And the strength of the emotion
Is like thunder in the air
‘Cos the promise that we made each other
Haunts me to the end

I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere, somewhere
I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere you can hear my voice
I know I’ll find you somehow
Somehow, somehow
I know I’ll find you somehow
And somehow I’ll return again to you

The secret of your beauty
And the mystery of your soul
I’ve been searching for in everyone I meet
And the times I’ve been mistaken
It’s impossible to say
And the grass is growing
Underneath our feet

I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere, somewhere
I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere you can hear my voice
I know I’ll find you somehow
Somehow, somehow
I know I’ll find you somehow
And somehow I’ll return again to you

[Interlude:]
You see I know you’re out there somewhere
O yes I know you’re out there somewhere
You see I know I’ll find you somehow
O yes I know I’ll find you somehow

the words that I remember
From my childhood still are true
That there’s none so blind
As those who will not see
And to those who lack the courage
And say it’s dangerous to try
Well they just don’t know
That love eternal will not be denied

I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere, somewhere
I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere you can hear my voice
I know I’ll find you somehow
Somehow, somehow
I know I’ll find you somehow
And somehow I’ll return again to you

Yes I know it’s going to happen
I can feel you getting near
And soon we’ll be returning
To the fountain of our youth
And if you wake up wondering
In the darkness I’ll be there
My arms will close around you
And protect you with the truth

I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere, somewhere
I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere you can hear my voice
I know I’ll find you somehow
Somehow, somehow
I know I’ll find you somehow
And somehow I’ll return again to you

I Know Your Out There Somewhere – The Moody Blues

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