Yesterday, my Mother and I spent the day driving north and west here in Virginia, to capture some of the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains before winter comes.
This was a favorite pastime of my father’s and mine, as we would spend hours driving the dirt roads of Vermont, stopping here and there to snap a photo or two. Loving what the land offered our souls but loving more, our time together. He’s been gone 8 months now…but it still feels like…Yesterday.
I’m glad my Mother appreciates and allows me to side track us any time we are out, and yesterday was no exception. But it’s impossible to do without thinking about Dad and remembering all of our…Yesterdays.
Yesterday. Just the word brings to mind the song, doesn’t it?
The problem is, the original lyrics don’t fit my yesterday, so maybe I can come up with some that will, could, maybe, fit into my…Yesterday
All the clouds just seemed to melt away
So the sun could shine and birds could play
Oh how I loved my yesterday
Suddenly, I’m not standing where I used to be
I’m outside so I can truly see
What yesterday did share with me
Why tears start to flow?
I don’t know, it’s just that way
Dad flashed through my mind
How I long for yesterday
He’d have loved this simple day away
It was how we used to spend these days
Oh, just to have one yesterday
Why he had to go?
I don’t know, he couldn’t stay
But I knew he was there
He’s in all my yesterdays
Love came through in such a special way
As I stood before what he would say
Was prove he’s never gone away
Yesterday…for my father
See you tomorrow Dad