I think it’s harder to watch the ones you love go through the hard times and the mistakes than to go through them your self. That’s where this song came from. All those feelings of hope for those you love.
I wrote this song as I felt the separation from someone I truly cared about. Actually I’ve felt this feeling for a few people now, but in particular this one woman that I care so deeply for. She is so bright and so incredible that watching her throw her life away on things that would not bring her any joy was hard to watch. There’s a story in the Bible about a man that traded his birth-right and inheritance for a life-style change that he perceived was better at that moment. He traded what was most precious to him because he couldn’t see the great future that he had ahead of him. He traded what he wanted most for what he wanted at that very moment.
She walked away from me, and everything that I believed would and should bring happiness to her life. In the height of this emotional time I remember telling her under my breath as she walked away from me to “Just Stay” and talk a little longer. I wanted so much to tell her to not go. There was so much more to say and so much I wanted to share.
In truth it isn’t my great wisdom that I wanted to share with her, but a light that had ‘come on’ in my own life. Years prior to all this happening I remember being at an all time low. I was “lost” and very confused about life myself.
Then came along a wise person, not a perfect man, but someone who cared enough to not judge me. What ever you focus on is how you will feel. The answer came when I stopped looking down and started looking up. If we will “Just Stay” and soak up some of the light and peace that the world can’t offer us we really will find joy no matter what’s going on in our lives, and no matter what has happened in the past. Just Stay in that light of the Savior.