Friday, October 16, 2009

Everyone Needs A Samwise

"I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you."

This one line is Samwise Gamgee. He carries Frodo through the entire journey. He lifts him up, encouraging positive thoughts and urging Frodo to banish any fear about their situation or future. He goes without so Frodo can be strengthened. He watches out for Frodo when there is danger. He risks his own life to protect Frodo's. Helping Frodo overcome his trial, keeping him as comfortable and happy as possible is all that matters to Samwise.

I have a Samwise. My own personal Samwise Gamgee. He takes care of me everyday. He helps me be positive. He helps me be happy. He helps me remember the good things in life and keeps me from dwelling on the heavy load I carry. My Samwise does things he doesn't want to do and doesn't complain. Without my Samwise this world would be so much more difficult for me. My Samwise carries me everyday, from one moment to the next, often without any thought for himself.

"But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. . . . Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something. . . . That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for."

Nathan, I love you. Thank you. You are my Samwise. You are my good in this world that is worth fighting for.


RM Gunn said...

You are too sweet! I hope Nathan realizes how lucky he is and I am sure he does.
Love you,miss you, can't wait to see you.

Alice Jane said...

I hope you don't mind...I linked my blog to your blog post from today. I just love how it was written and sums up exactly how I feel about my very own "Samwise". You are so darling!

Anonymous said...

I love Samwise and you hit all my favorite lines of his. Beautiful post.

Leanne said...

Cute family photo!

Amber said...


That was one of the sweetest post I have ever read. You have an awesome Samwise. Thanks for sharing that amazing post. We love and miss you guys.