This is about a message of love to hold on, for anyone out there that needs to hear it.

It was the year 2000, nine years after my father passed. I was in a dead-end relationship and I wanted a divorce. I was driving through a wicked New England rain storm. It was dark and cold and I was really upset. I was on the phone with my mother. I was driving and crying and feeling very conflicted about staying in my marriage. Admitting this to my mother always brought an extra dose of reality. This made me more upset. Mom told me it was okay and I would get through it and she wanted to hang up so I could collect my composure and concentrate on driving.

We hung up. I put down my big brick phone and gripped the wheel, wiping my nose on my sleeve. Just then, on the radio came Wilson Phillips’ “Hold On.” In an instant I was transported back to my living room, nine years earlier, remembering an intimate moment I had with my father. He had been resting on the couch after his cancer treatment and this song came on the radio. I looked at him and said, “Dad, listen to this song.” I reached over to the “pride-and-joy high-five tower stereo system” and put my slender hand around the big volume dial and turned it up. We had a moment then, my dad and I. In my early twenty-something way I was trying to tell him to not give up. Please don’t die daddy. As I drove through this violent storm, wrecked with upset about my life, as the tears flowed and I listened to this song on the radio, I knew my father was sending me a message, from the other side, that it would be okay. He was sending me a message of love.

Days later, I met my mother for dinner in Florida. I shared with her my experience. She asked me, “When did this happen, Donna?” I said, “It happened right after I hung up the phone with you, mom.” What I didn’t know at the time was while I continued to drive along that dark New England road, right after we hung up, my mother was in Florida talking to my father in the ethers. She was saying, “Joe, she needs you now, please help her.”

I’m certain he heard our calls and was telling us to hold on. Our Spirit guides, angels and loved ones who have crossed over are always sending us messages. They are reminding us they are here, even if not in our dimension. We just need to tune in, pay attention and enjoy their song.

“Hold On”
I know this pain
Why do lock yourself up in these chains?
No one can change your life except for you
Don’t ever let anyone step all over you
Just open your heart and your mind
Is it really fair to feel this way inside?

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Some day somebody’s gonna make you want to
Turn around and say goodbye
Until then baby are you going to let them
Hold you down and make you cry
Don’t you know?
Don’t you know things can change
Things’ll go your way
If you hold on for one more day
Can you hold on for one more day
Things’ll go your way
Hold on for one more day

You could sustain
Or are you comfortable with the pain?
You’ve got no one to blame for your unhappiness
You got yourself into your own mess
Lettin’ your worries pass you by
Don’t you think it’s worth your time
To change your mind?

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I know that there is pain
But you hold on for one more day and
Break free the chains
Yeah I know that there is pain
But you hold on for one more day and you
Break free, break from the chains

Some day somebody’s gonna make you want to
Turn around and say goodbye
Until then baby are you going to let them
Hold you down and make you cry
Don’t you know?
Don’t you know things can change
Things’ll go your way
If you hold on for one more day yeah
If you hold on

Don’t you know things can change
Things’ll go your way
If you hold on for one more day,
If you hold on
Can you hold on
Hold on baby
Won’t you tell me now
Hold on for one more day ‘Cause
It’s gonna go your way

Don’t you know things can change
Things’ll go your way
If you hold on for one more day
Can’t you change it this time

Make up your mind
Hold on
Hold on
Baby hold on

Wilson Phillips
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