Friday, March 19, 2010

Tears don't bother me

not anymore. They are part of life. They remind me of the Keeper of the Universe.

This morning I woke up with a headache.
Did my neck stretches.
Made oatmeal for Russ.
Whined about the wet towel wadded up at the table and left in a chair.
Gave it to Daniel who started a load of laundry.
Hugged Daniel and thanked him for the sweet note he left for me on the stove.
Yelled for Jedd to get up and took bets on what mood he would be in when he got upstairs.
I won! he actually had on "happy pants" this morning! Not his usual morning mood.
Got on the treadmill despite the headache.
Ran over 2 miles.
Took the boys to school.
Cried as I listened to this song on the way home.
The tears poured.
And it was okay.
And I prayed.
Prayed for those that I love who are hurting.

Everything Falls by Fee

Yes, I posted this one a couple weeks ago.... I needed it again today.

Maybe you do too:

You said
You'd never leave or forsake me
When you said,
This life is gonna shake me
You said
This world is gonna bring trouble on my soul
This I know

When everything falls apart
Your arms hold me together
When everything falls apart
You're the only hope for this heart
When everything falls apart
And my strength is gone
I find you mighty and strong
You keep holding on
You keep holding on

When I see
The darkness all around me
When I see
The tragedy has found me
I still believe
Your faithful arms will never let me go
And still I know

When everything falls apart
Your arms hold me together
When everything falls apart
You're the only hope for this heart
When everything falls apart
And my strength is gone
I find you mighty and strong
You keep holding on
You keep holding on

Sorrow may last for the night
But hope is rising with the sun
Its rising with the sun
There will be storms in this life
But I know You will overcome

When everything falls apart
Your arms hold me together
When everything falls apart
You're the only hope for this heart
When everything falls apart
And my strength is gone
I find You mighty and strong
You keep holding on

When everything falls apart
Your arms hold me together
When everything falls apart
You're the only hope for this heart
When everything falls apart
And my strength is gone
I find You mighty and strong
You keep holding on
You keep holding on

4 comments:

ShannonK said...

I'm quick with tears - all kinds of tears. One of the best decisions I've ever made was to be "ok" with that. And to share the tears with my family instead of hiding them. My kids tease me, but they also know it's ok to cry. :-)

Lois Lane II said...

I agree with ShannonK. I try not to cry in front of my husband too much (unless I need a hug, lol) because I don't want to freak him out with me being a waterworks experiment. But sometimes it just feels good to cry and get it all out. =)

ShalomSeeker said...

Still prayerful over you, dear one.
<3,
-J

Reba said...

Oh, I can relate. My tears come at the oddest times...never quite know when. My MIL recently had surgery. I cried after it was over and she was okay. The day we were robbed, I couldn't tell my kids (at school) because I couldn't stop crying. I catch a glimpse of my daughter running to her practice and wonder when she got big enough to do that...and the tears start flowing. I firmly believe there is a time to laugh, and a time to cry. :)

Reba