Saturday, June 28, 2008

Heartaches we go through are often blessings in disguise

There's nothing like the warmth of a summer afternoon
Waking to the sunlight, and being cradled my the moon
Catching fireflies at night
Building castles in the sand
Kissing Mam's face goodnight
And holding Daddy's hand
Thank you Lord, how could I ask for more

Running barefoot in the grass
A little hide and go seek
Being so in love, that you can hardly eat
Dancing in the dark, when there's no one else around
Being bundled 'neath the covers, watching snow
Fall to the ground
Thank you Lord, how could I ask for more

So many things I thought would bring me happiness
Some dreams that are realities today
Such an irony the things that mean the most to me
Are the memories that I've made along the way

So if there's anything I've learned
From this journey I am on
Simple truths will keep you going
Simple love will keep you strong
Cause there are questions without answers
Flames that never die
Heartaches we go through are often blessings in disguise
So thank you Lord, oh thank you Lord
How could I ask for more

     I heard this song yesterday while working on the girls' room.  It's a bit of an emotional song for me.  It has a beautiful slow melody.  And, it's a great reminder of the things that really bring happiness.  Often I need to slow down and enjoy the journey on the way to the destination.  
     Another reason for the emotion- it's an older song.  I used it in my wedding when showing pictures of our families.  It gets me a little choked up every time I hear it.  While listening to it, the last line really hit me.  A month ago I was so distraught.  It seemed liked the world was falling apart and God had forgotten that he told me to adopt a little girl from China.  When I look at her little face now, how can I argue that heartaches we go through are often blessings in disguise?  Thank you Lord!
(Cindy Morgan is the artist who recorded this song.  Ironically enough, when I taught school, I had her little cousin in my class!  Small world!)


The Gang's All Here! said...

Thanks for sharing that. I'm not familiar with Cindy Morgan's music, but I am familiar with the message. I appreciate your openness in your journey - it's encouraged me in mine.

And she's gorgeous - with or without hair!

Liz said...

April and Paul -- she ADORABLE!! She IS such a blessing!

Gina said...


Anonymous said...

the title of that post is exactly what i need to hear right now! emme is adorable, by the way. she is perfect. i still liked the name "celine dion" better though.
can't wait to meet her and live with her!
i miss you april!

<3 darja

Tony and Rett said...

I just keep looking at her little face. She is simply precious. You two have certainly been blessed.


Rhonda said...

Sometimes God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.