Danny

Song: You Raise Me Up

This Song is in reality song by Josh Gorban and written by Rolf Lovland and Brendan Graham


"I wrote this song," Danny said, "about 3 years ago. It was at a particularly trying time in my life. Then I met someone. His name was 4eva29 and to this day I don't know who he is. We would chat over the Internet. He would not give me any personal information about himself because he said I didn't need to know. But he was the one that lifted me up.

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;

When troubles come and my heart burdened be;

Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,

Until you come and sit awhile with me

Danny thought he was going to cry. His day had gone from bad to worse. His mom had died a year ago and he really missed her in a car accident along with his older sister. He knew his dad loved him but they had a very rocky relationship. His dad was always at work. Maybe being with Danny reminded him too much of his mom.

How's your day going, an instant message came on his computer screen.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains

You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;

I am strong, when I am on your shoulders

You raise me up; to more then I can be

My day sucks, he replied, and my life sucks right now

Why does your life suck?

Danny had been talking with 4eva29 for several months now. He felt like he could trust him.

"My mom and sister died in a car accident last year. My dad has problems lately and he doesn't love me anymore. He's always out working and his problems... well it really is upsetting to me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains

You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;

I am strong, when I am on your shoulders

You raise me up; to more then I can be

I think I can relate. My wife and firstborn died in an accident last your and I miss them very much. I have a son who I love dearly but we don't get along too well lately. I am dealing with a lot right now. I wish I could change but I just don't know how," 4eva29 told him

Does your son know you love him, Danny asked.

I thought he did, but it turns out that he hasn't known that in awhile.

There is no life- no life without it's hunger;

Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;

But when you come and I am filled with wonder

Sometimes I think I glimpse eternity

Maybe you should tell him

I will ((smiley face)) and I bet your dad gets help for his problem

I really hope so

"Danny," his father said, "It's time for dinner"

"Coming dad," Danny said

GGTTYL, Danny told 4eva29

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains

You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;

I am strong, when I am on your shoulders

You raise me up; to more then I can be

"How was your day," Danny's father asked him

"It was okay," Danny said

Danny's father sighed.

"Look Danny I know there's been problems between us lately. Son, I DO love you very much. I love you and I'm sorry about the way that I've been acting lately. Your mother and sister's death was very hard on me and I didn't handle it very well."

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains

You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;

I am strong, when I am on your shoulders

You raise me up; to more then I can be

"My dad," he finished the story, "did get help for his problem. Once he was problem free for a year the doctor explained that he would not fall back into it again. He still had to stay away from things that would make him fall back into it but he wouldn't have the desire anymore. I don't know who 4eva29 is but I think he's an angel. I haven't heard from him since the night my dad get himself on track. But thank you 4eva29"

4eva29 was in the audience and Danny referred to him as "dad".


How many people didn't see this coming...lol