One day running errands with Chloe in her wheelchair and carrying my baby Sam, a very nice lady stopped me to chat about Chloe. She ended by saying, “thank you for carrying such heavy burdens and still being such a happy person.” I know she meant that with all the compassion and empathy in the world and I certainly wasn’t offended, but for Chloe’s sake I wanted to just shout from the rooftops that she is not a burden!
These lyrics came to mind:
You may need me to carry all your weight,
but you’re no burden, I assure.
You tide me over with a warmth I’ll not forget
and I can only give you love.