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Song of the Day: "I'm Gonna Love You Through It," by Martina McBride

Not to get all sorts of heavy on you here on this otherwise happy hump day (seriously, isn't the weather just picture-perfect today?), but this song by Martina McBride hit me in just the right way as I was driving earlier this morning, in the same way that countless others, like Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me," did once upon a time, and I thought I'd share it with you.

Perhaps it's just the personal losses that I've experienced recently that have heightened my sensibilities and colored my perspective, but "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" and the accompanying video struck a deep, resonating chord.

And it's not so much the song, even -- which, truth be told, is about an assembly line, as Nashville-constructed as they come -- as the sentiment: I love the idea that there's somebody there to help prop you up when the cruelest of life's inventions cuts your legs out from under you. Every now and then, even the strongest among us need and crave that sort of support in our most vulnerable moments.

"I'm Gonna Love You Through It"
Martina McBride

She dropped the phone and burst into tears The doctor just confirmed her fears Her husband held it in and held her tight Cancer don't discriminate or care if you're just 38 With three kids who need you in their lives He said, "I know that you're afraid and I am, too But you'll never be alone, I promise you."

When you're weak, I'll be strong When you let go, I'll hold on When you need to cry, I swear that I'll be there to dry your eyes When you feel lost and scared to death, Like you can't take one more step Just take my hand, together we can do it I'm gonna love you through it.

She made it through the surgery fine They said they caught it just in time But they had to take more than they planned Now it's forced smiles and baggy shirts To hide what the cancer took from her But she just wants to feel like a woman again She said, "I don't think I can do this anymore" He took her in his arms and said, "That's what my love is for."

When you're weak, I'll be strong When you let go, I'll hold on When you need to cry, I swear that I'll be there to dry your eyes When you feel lost and scared to death, Like you can't take one more step Just take my hand, together we can do it I'm gonna love you through it.

And when this road gets too long I'll be the rock you lean on Just take my hand, together we can do it I'm gonna love you through it I'm gonna love you through it.




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