I go to pick up Jonathan at his job
during the wee hours one day a week.
I have time to reflect and
listen to the radio.
Truth be told most of the time
I am so in my own head that I don't
pay attention to lyrics.
However this song grabbed my attention.
I remember one night Georgia had gone
along with me to help me stay awake and
this song came on.
I told her to listen and I said this
songwriter knows what they are talking
about and has walked through some rough waters.
I had no reason to say that
other than the truth and conviction of the lyrics.
Today I searched for the song and found the
story. I was so right.
If you have about five minutes this is the
her own story.
Ironically, her name is
And now you can hear the song
that started the search.
Does it grab you too?
Can you relate?
We have a son who continues to struggle
from results of oxygen deprivation at birth.
Does it make him any less special, smart, loved?
He is a huge blessing!!
Has it been easy??
I hurt for him in this job as
things that others take for granted are
such a struggle.
But, his blessings are coming through raindrops!
We went through a "hurricane" in 2005
as my Dad grew increasingly paralyzed over
the course of a week and long story short
left this world at the age of 58.
He had his healing while we were left with
But not the way we would have chosen it.
Just a little over a year later
Warren's Dad lost his battle with a
spinal chord tumor after
a valiant struggle and a major brain
injury. Life seemed so very cruel.
God often seemed so distant.
But He wasn't.
He was evident in so many ways.
Our blessings so often come
disguised as storms,.
And we are still waiting for eternity to
understand so much of the journey.
But, we know that WE KNOW
the One who directs the storms
that come into our lives.
He truly does bring the best from
these hard times.
I would be perfectly fine
to avoid any more such
experiences but only God knows
what is in store and I know
that if we have to walk those
deep waters again
He will be so close.
He will direct our path.
If you are struggling with something
know that God is at work in it.
Don't feel Him?
That doesn't mean He isn't with you....
He has promised never to leave you
or forsake you.
And as He is the original
you have to take Him at His word..