“You Raise Me Up” a Tuesday’s Tune

Today, I am honored to have Patricia from jansenschmidt: Blogging From the Edge of Eternity guest post here at Making the Days Count dot org. I am not certain when I first ‘met’ Patricia, but I’ve been reading her blog ever since. I’ve followed her from northern California to Vicksburg, Mississippi where she moonlights with her husband at the historic Baer House and blogs at jansenschmidt BLOGGING FROM THE EDGE OF ETERNITY. Where imagination abounds, nothing is impossible.  Indeed, nothing is impossible, it’s gonna be a great day. Thank you Jansen/Patricia. I’ll let her tell the rest of the story.


First of all, thank you Clay for inviting me to be part of your Tuesday’s Tune project. I am honored to be included, as I am a fan of your blog, primarily for its positive message.

You asked me to write about a song that gives meaning to me for making each day count. I chose “You Raise Me Up,” by the group Celtic Women because I feel certain it must have been written for me to remind me that, even though I lost my mom in 2008, she is still here, still supporting me and still encouraging me. She raises me up to more than I can be. Her absence reminds me to make each day count.

mother daughter quote

I never thought myself to be much like my mother, but I’m everything I am today because of how she raised me. So often I feel her presence pushing me on. I never would have said that my mother was particularly encouraging when I was a kid, yet I feel courageous today. I feel strong and empowered and beautiful because she instilled in me good values and the desire to do what’s right. As the song says: “I am strong because I am on her shoulders.”

little girl on shoulders

I especially like this version of the song, because there’s a piano solo (I play because my mom played) and fireworks (one of my favorite things).

Again, thank you for this opportunity to share my special song. I hope it inspires everyone who reads this blog to never lose sight of the little things or take for granted the things that matter and, most especially, to make each day count.

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12 thoughts on ““You Raise Me Up” a Tuesday’s Tune

    1. Patricia – thank you for stopping in. I’d never heard the Celtic Women version either. But, since I heard it, it’s the version I ‘hear’ when I think of the song. Peaceful and inspiring. Have a wonderful day.

    1. Yes, Jennette, this song always brings a tear to my eye. And never a day goes by that I do not think of my mom, which is indeed a great way to make the day count.

      Thanks for taking the time to swing by Clay’s blog. I hope you’ll visit again. He has some very inspiring blogs and great pictures.


    1. Aw, sniff. My mom did indeed do the best she could with what she had to work with. I’d like to think that if things had gone the other way, and I predeceased her, she’d be thinking of me every day as well.

      Thanks for stopping by and support Clay’s blog and his Tuesday’s Tune theme. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if you stopped by on occasion. He’s a great guy that way.

      Have a wonderful week.


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