Live Again

Live-Again-LacingAfter Em’s dad died, we watched with great concern as Rose struggled to resume her life. So much of what she had lived for was gone, and she seemed to be in a state of limbo, wondering how she could ever continue.

About then, she began talking with Harold, an old friend. He had read of Harry’s passing in the local newspaper and visited Rose to pay his respects. After many hours of consolation and conversation their friendship transformed into one of companionship. Harold had lost his wife to cancer several years earlier, so the two of them had many things in common. What a sweet conversation it was to have an 80 year old woman ask permission to be in a relationship—from her middle-aged kids .

Once they decided to marry, it was so much fun to see how excited they were—almost giddy again like school kids in love. Such commitment to the future is certainly powerful and contagious. As we reflected, we felt fortunate to have such wonderful role models for “getting on with life.”


How did it all begin
Where does it end
Simply a promise kept
Or part of some prevailing plan

Maybe tomorrow morning
I’ll take a different view
It might be safe to live again

Turn from the light, I see shadows cast again
Chasing time, racing time, pacing me
Turn toward the light, I see shadows follow my lead
Taking time, making time, enough time, facing me

Is there reason or rhyme
Just cause, just time
Simply promises kept
Or taking a courageous stand

Maybe tomorrow morning
I’ll take a different view
It might be safe to live again

I know tomorrow morning
Will bring another point of view

It will be safe to live again

Safe to live again

Live again


from Where I Need to Be, track released 01 June 2005
Cheryl Martlage – Lyrics and vocals
Emerson Martlage – Music, guitar and vocals
Tom Tomasello – Producer/Arranger
Jim Bruno – Vocal producer
Mr Toad’s San Francisco – Mastering
Inspiration – Em’s mom, Rose and Harold Henneke