Wednesday, January 28, 2009

And Now...

We are back. Almost completely because thanks to God on High it is a short bug. I say that assuming you've all heard that term before but what in the world does that even mean? Not important...what IS important today is a source of joy the last few years and especially months for me. So many of you have been kind enough to say prayers for Joy as well as Charlie and I am so grateful. I know there are many of you who are hurting, facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles and I want to turn the tables (I guess there's just one and it's my blog) and encourage you.

I've been asked the question lately, "How is that you guys seem to function as normal?" Well for one, our normal is NOT normal. Actually, if there's one thing I am confident in saying after being a counselor, it is that no one is normal! Throw that idea out the window and you'll feel much better about things, friend! We function like we do because we have God on our side. End of story. He is not responsible for the chaos in our home but He loves us in spite of it, that is for sure. He brought us together, has held us together, and will walk with us together until we meet Him at home in Heaven, away from all this mess. That is the source of our joy. On to the sharing...

I can think of about 25 of you who need this encouragement today so read the words to a song that has given me much comfort over time.
Read the lyrics here. I so hope it brightens your day!

3 comments:

Heather said...

Thanks so much for sharing, Mary! That is exactly what I needed to hear/read tonight! I scrambled to find the CD in the house this afternoon and found the empty case! Tomorrow I'll hunt down the real deal! Either that...or I'll buy it on itunes!

Carley said...

You guys seem normal to us! :) You're right...whatever normal is! :)

Thanks for the encouragement!

Heather said...

I found the CD today in one of those random stacks of CD's without cases that seem to hide in my house. Anyway, Daddy took Tatum out of the house for a couple hours today... while they were gone, Trevor and I danced to Nichole Nordeman in the living room. Wow...I didn't realize how I needed that. Thanks for reminding me how sweet the gift of music can be!