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.