Come, take my had, the road is long.
We must travel by stepping stones.
No. you are not alone, Iíll go with you.
I know the road well, Iíve been there.
Donít fear the darkness, Iíll be with you.
We must take one step at a time.
Bit remember, we may have to stop awhile.
It is a long way to the other side,
And there are many obstacles.
We have many stones to cross, some are bigger than others,
Shock, denial and anger to start.
Then comes guilt, despair and loneliness.
Itís a hard road to travel, but it must be done.
Itís the only way to reach the other side.
Come, slip your hand in mine.
WhatĒ Oh yes, itís strong, Iíve held many hands like yours.
Yes, mine was one time small and weak like yours.
Once, you see I had to take someoneís hand in order to take the first step.
Oops! Youíve stumbled, go ahead and cry.
Donít be ashamed, I understand.
Letís wait here awhile and get your breath.
When youíre stronger weíll go on, one step at a time.
Thereís no need to hurry.
Say, itís nice to hear you laugh, yes, I agree.
The memories you shared are good.
Look, weíre half way there now, I can see the other side.
It looks so warm and sunny.
Oh, have you noticed, weíre nearing the last stone and youíre standing alone?.
And look, your hand, youíve let go of mine,
Weíve reached the other side.
But wait, look back, someone is standing there.
They are alone and want to cross the stepping stones.
Iíd better go, they need my help.
What? Are you sure?
Why yes, go ahead Iíll wait, you know the way, youíve been there.
Yes, I agree, itís your turn my friendó
To help someone else cross the stepping stones.