It brings you back.
To a moment;
I can see it clearly.
My mom always had music playing.
As a child we listened to music for Spring Cleaning, different music for regular cleaning.
Music for a Sunday, music when the Holidays were upon us.
All embedded in my memory.
I now have my mom’s stereo.
A turntable, radio, cd player combination.
As I cook dinner. . .as we get ready to send the college girl off , I hear a song.
For a moment I am in my mom’s house.
I can smell, the smell of her clean home, I can hear the music, For a moment.
It passes as quickly as it came.
My heart hurts, yet it feels warm too.
Such wonderful memories.
Such a blessed life in so many ways.
This sending off is hard for me.
We’ve already done it twice.
I don’t understand why this one should be hard.
But it is.
She won’t be home as much.
She has clinicals on Saturdays.
Things are changing.
I treasure the time we have had this summer.
I’ve needed it.
The summer has been busy and hectic.
So much rain has caused the fields to be incredibly wet.
Hay is scarce.
I cling to promises made long ago.
I hope for what is yet to come.
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain
We all walk a road.
We all have choices to make, places to go things, to do.
We all impact someone else in some way.
We all have a purpose here on this earth.
We need to know the hope that comes no matter what the circumstances of life have brought your way.
The sun is peeking over the mountain.
Another days begins.
I am rooted.
I am standing strong on promises that will guide each one of my steps.
May the words of this song encourage you today.
My faith often runs thin.
I need reminders continually.
The Ancient Word and songs like this to Anchor my soul.
May you truly be able to say, no matter your struggle or joy, that is it well with your soul.
Tenth Avenue North
I Have This Hope
As I walk this great unknown,
Questions come and questions go
Was there purpose for the pain
Did I cry these tears in vain (I still cry boat loads of tears)
I don’t want to live in fear
I want to trust you are near
Trust your grace can be seen
in both Triumph and Tragedy
I have this hope
In the depths of my soul
In the Flood or the Fire
You’re with me and won’t LET GO!