Friday, February 17, 2012

Pray

This video was just shared with me by another blogger.

After one of the roughest weeks of my life, I truly needed this.
My niece was born on Valentine's Day night. She was 4 weeks early - is doing fabulously. I've been visiting every morning between jobs. It's been wonderful and extremely difficult at the exact same time. DH and I started an Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena the night my SIL's water broke... we both took the news much, much harder than we had expected (ummmm... we had 8 months to prepare for this, what-the-heck?) and then felt guilty as well, for feeling horrible.
I got yelled at later that week, literally yelled at, and was made to question some major choices I've made about my life and career.

It's just been... really, really rough.

But. Then there's this. And it all seems to fall into place.

I know you'll all enjoy it as much as I did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdrRSCL-EL4

10 comments:

Rebecca said...

Thank-you for sharing this. So so beautiful.

Praying for you...

Hebrews 11:1 said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your rough week. Thank you so, so much for sharing that link. Amazing...powerful beyond words. I needed to see this today. Thank you.

sweet jane said...

Wow. That song will stay with me, and shape my prayers for you.

barbie said...

Pray....for you?? Always!

Stacy said...

Oh TCIE - your post brought me right back to the day when I heard that my SIL had delivered my nephew. It was 3 1/2 years ago and I will never forget where I was sitting when I heard the news that he had been born (or how I didn't leave bed all day and cried a bucket of tears). Like you said, we had 8 months to prepare and yet it was really really difficult to deal with when the baby finally came. Those are hard days TCIE.... I hope you are giving yourself lots of extra grace this week. Just prayed for you and asked God to bring you some encouragement for your heart!

Little JoAnn said...

Who yelled at you?!!!!

Okay, better watch out because I gonna come over there and YELL at them.

GRRRRR...

People have NO IDEA whose got your back, sister.

They better watch out!!!!!!!!!

Angela said...

I hate getting yelled at. I'm sorry you're having such a rough time. :( Praying for you!

the misfit said...

First of all, I'm with Little JoAnn on that one point...

And, somehow the preparation never seems like quite enough - I think when I'm supposed to be preparing my mind for the next trial, I am actually studiously ignoring its inevitability, getting myself used to the small trial that precedes it, and convincing myself that I can cope if it stays like this always. Somehow there's never any protecting your heart in advance. I'm so sorry.

The song is, of course, both more challenging than I wanted to hear, and what I really needed to hear.

Nicole C said...

Yelled at???? Who ARE these people?!? I'm so sorry! Loved the Mother Teresa story in the video - what a great lesson!

All in His Perfect Timing said...

WOW! I'm so blown away by the song, the words and the message: "God, change me."
I understand your hard time coping with the birth of your niece. I understand the guilt. I understand the hurt. I felt those same emotions just 3 weeks ago myself. I've been praying that I forgive the hurt that my In-laws (unknowingly) caused me, but its so hard to get over.
I'm so glad you shared this video and the video was shared with you. It changes my attitude towards a few situations in my life. Please know I'll be praying for you and your DH.