Thoughtfull Thursday – A Walk to Remember

The first time I watched “A Walk to Remember” (starring Mandy Moore) I was  left with the feeling of incredulity – how in the world could anyone be THAT good?  It felt unrealistic and sappy and I didn’t think I ever wanted to watch the movie again.  Did I mention I was in a very cynical phase of my life and not walking with the Lord???

It’s been showing on TV lately, and I’ve taken the time to watch it again – and I’ve come to see the value of the movie.  It’s a GODO story with GOOD morals and shows people undergoing character transformation because of one girl’s faith amidst her fight against leukemia.  It is a good movie and I recommend it.

One of my favorite parts of the story is where Mandy Moore’s character, Jamie, is in a play with Landon and she sings the song “Only Hope.”  Every time I hear it, I have to stop what I’m doing and just soak it in.  Today – it’s the song my heart is singing.

Here is Mandy’s performance, followed by the printed lyrics.

There’s a song that’s inside of my soul.
It’s the one that I’ve tried to write over and over again
I’m awake in the infinite cold.
But you sing to me over and over and over again.

So, I lay my head back down.
And I lift my hands and pray
To be only yours, I pray, to be only yours
I know now you’re my only hope.

Sing to me the song of the stars.
Of your galaxy dancing and laughing and laughing again.
When it feels like my dreams are so far
Sing to me of the plans that you have for me over again.

So I lay my head back down.
And I lift my hands and pray
To be only yours, I pray, to be only yours
I know now, you’re my only hope.

I give you my destiny.
I’m giving you all of me.
I want your symphony, singing in all that I am
At the top of my lungs, I’m giving it back.

So I lay my head back down.
And I lift my hands and pray
To be only yours, I pray, to be only yours
I pray, to be only yours
I know now you’re my only hope.

hmmmmm, hmmmmm, oooooh.

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One Response to “Thoughtfull Thursday – A Walk to Remember”

  1. sarah mae Says:

    If you like the movie, you will LOVE the book – it is WAY better! I actually didn’t like the movie at all, but that’s because I read the book first! The ending is better in the book too!

    🙂


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