Sunday, May 2, 2010

Eight Months (AKA Bring the Rain)

That's how long is has been. 

I've thought about Shyla a lot today...even before I realized today was the 2nd.  It has been a pouring rain for two days now and things are starting to get flooded.  I wondered if all the rain would wash away the grass seeds Ben and Ethan sowed a couple weeks ago at her grave and wanted to go visit, but I know the cemetary would just be a muddy mess right now.

The lyrics to Bring the Rain by MercyMe have been on my heart since the downpour last weekend at the March for Babies.  I know I have talked about this song before, but I think today is an appropriate day to look at the lyrics again.

Bring the Rain

I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that I've gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You

Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It's never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times

So I pray
Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain

I am Yours regardless of
The dark clouds that may loom above
Because You are much greater than my pain
You who made a way for me
By suffering Your destiny
So tell me what's a little rain

So I pray

Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty


Today is also International BabyLoss Mother's Day.  So I thought of you my friends.  I pray today was kind to you and that you experienced God's love, peace and comfort today and always.  Big hugs for all of you beautiful Mothers out there!


Heather said...

Remembering Shyla with you on her 8 month birthday in heaven.

and Happy IBLMD!

Maggie said...

Happy 8 months Shyla! Remembering your sweet baby and thinking of you too. XO

Marie W said...

Sending you gentle hugs....