Al played this song for me the other day on our way back to Crossroads from a day of visiting with us. He said "mom I want you to listen t this song. It speaks to me, listen to the words." The words ARE the lyrics to his story. Hmmm... guts OVER fear that him, that's my boy!!
Eminem - Guts Over Fear
"I was a... Afraid to make a single soundAfraid I would never find a way out, out, out
Afraid I'd never be found
I didn't wanna go another round
An angry man's power will shut you up
Trip wires fill this house with tip-toed love
Run out of excuses for every word
So here I am and I will not run
Guts over fear, I she'd a tear
For all the times I let you push me 'round, I let you keep me down
Now I got, guts over fear, guts over fear"
He's got some pretty solid friends at Crossroads. They help him and they don't even know it. They are just like him so feels a kinship with them. When he talks about them his face lights up and for once in his life he doesn't feel so alone. Even though he had all of us... he still felt alone, there's nothing like finding your people. The ones who are just like you, it makes all the difference. At least in Al's case it does.