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a long line of love

Recently I was reminded of a Michael Martin Murphey song that I once had on a cassette tape.  For those of you unfamiliar with what a cassette is, I’ve included a link to Wikipedia where you can read an article and view a picture.  The song is entitled, “A Long Line of Love.”

I come from a long line of love.
When the times get hard, we don’t give up.
Forever is in my heart and in my blood.
You see I come from a long line of love.

We all stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us.  We drive on roads someone else built.  And if you’re blessed, you have a heritage of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers or sisters — all who form a long line of love.

And if your line of love is shorter than you’d like, take heart.  You’re building the next link for your children and grandchildren.