Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Tribute to Travis . . .

My heart has been heavy since the loss of sweet little Travis, and I knew there wasn't anything I could do for his family besides pray for God's peace, healing and comfort during such a devastating time. After some thought, I realized it would do me good (and hopefully others as well) to see a glimpse into the all-too-brief life of smiley little Travis DiCarlo. So I put together a short tribute video that has made me laugh, cry and praise God for the blessing of "knowing" Travis, and chose to post it today, on what would have been his 16-month birthday. I so wish I could've seen his smile in person... it's absolutely contagious in these photos! He is so very missed even by those of us who never had the privilege and blessing to meet him in person!

I chose a beautiful song by Christian recording artist (and former American Idol contestant) Mandisa titled, "You Wouldn't Cry." I've posted the lyrics below the video. I pray this tribute to Travis blesses you as it has me.

Thoughts and prayers continue to be lifted up on behalf of Nicole and Roger DiCarlo and their entire family.



YOU WOULDN’T CRY (Andrew's Song)
Mandisa

All you saw was pain
All you saw was rain
But you should see me now

Moments filled with tears
Lasted all those years
Disappeared some how

You never said goodbye
On your knees you cry
You’re still asking why

But blue has never been bluer
True has never been truer
Honey never tasted so sweet
There’s a song in the breeze
A million voices in praise

A rose has never smelled redder
The sun has never been brighter
If I could find the right words to say
If you could look at my face
If you could just see this place
You wouldn’t cry for me today

What you think you see
Isn’t really me
I’m already home

You’ve got to lay it down
‘Cause Jesus holds me now
And I am not alone

Your faith is wearing thin
But I am watching Him
And He is holding you too

And blue has never been bluer
True has never been truer
Honey never tasted so sweet
There’s a song in the breeze
A million voices in praise

A rose has never smelled redder
The sun has never been brighter
If I could find the right words to say
If you could look at my face
If you could just see this place
You wouldn’t cry for me today
You wouldn’t cry for me today

Oh what may seem like years
Will just be a moment
Oh the day will come
When I’ll show you where you’re going
I can’t wait to show you

And blue has never been bluer
True has never been truer
Honey never tasted so sweet
There’s a song in the breeze
A million voices in praise

A rose has never smelled redder
The sun has never been brighter
If I could find the right words to say
If you could look at my face
If you could just see this place
You wouldn’t cry for me today
You wouldn’t cry for me today

You wouldn’t cry for me today
You wouldn’t cry for me today
You wouldn’t cry for me today

8 comments:

  1. a very beautiful tribute. thank you for posting and sharing.

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  2. That was sooo beautiful. I cried my eyes out! Roger and I have been best friends since the 4th grade. Although I never had the chance to meet sweet Travis, I too kept up with him through Nicole's blog. I have had such a hard time dealin with their loss as if I had lost one of my kids. This is a great tribute for them to have and for people to remember Travis. He touched so many, and will be greatly missed.

    Kobi-

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  3. Very beautiful tribute...thank you for sharing. Travis touched so many lives and your video shared with everyone his wonderful personality. He will be missed by so many.

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  4. Beautiful tribute! Thank you for sharing! ~Carrie Robinette

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  5. Kathy, this is absolutely beautiful. Especially the last few pics - our sweet, sweet Travis. My heart is just broken - I want to go and just hold onto Nicole and hug her until I can't anymore. Sweet, sweet Travis.

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  6. Powerful! And beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Just amazing, thank you so very much for putting this together and putting this out here. You have really touched my heart, as has Travis, and I am continually praying for everyone...the family and friends...so very touching.

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