Saturday, April 4, 2009

bring the rain

So the past couple of weeks has really rocked me. The death of my cousin's daughter, Carleigh has pretty much had me crying over a week now. I can't even imagine the pain, and agony they all are dealing with. Holly is so strong, and so is her mom, Linda, and her sister, Katrina. I am so proud to say we are related. I keep trying to find the right things to say, the right words to write, but nothing seems to make sense, and nothing is going to make it better. I keep thinking back to when Andy died and wondering if this is how my mom felt. I know losing a child has to be the worst pain there is. I think I have gained a whole new respect for my mom, and any mom out there who has ever lost a child. I know God uses every situation, and I know Carleigh's story has witnessed to many people. I came across another blog about a mom who lost a daughter, and her theme is this is- bring the rain. It comes from a Mercy Me song, "Bring the Rain." I got to looking at the lyrics, and I can identify with them, and I know those of you out there can also identify with them. So this goes out to Holly and all the family, Lord, 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 clouds that may
loom above because you are much greater than
my pain you who made a way for me suffering
your destiny so tell me whats a little rain

1 comment:

Mom Putnam said...

Yes, I have heard that song and like it alot. Noone knows what to say Kate and its ok . We have all been on both ends of this at some time in our life. Just doing what you are doing now is enough. Thanks for the prayers and thoughts. This week is the toughest I think, when everyone has went on with daily life and we are by ourselves.
Linda