Sunday, August 05, 2007

Caught off Guard

When we first moved here a few years ago, I played around with a feature on my computer that lets you make movies. I am such a dork about these things and so I launched into making a bunch of them after we got our digital camera.

Matt had told me that Blogger had a new feature that lets you upload your movies fairly simply and so I went into my files to find one of Sam that I could put on for his week.

I unexpectedly came across this one.

It was the very first one I ever made and really I was just trying to figure out all the features and so it's very rough. I even picked just a random song to put behind it to get through it quickly.

It's of a group of my friends. I've blogged about them before and clearly...they know who they are.

I clicked on it and I just started bawling. It totally touched me and zapped me back to a memory that was happy. I had to even stop and think if it really happened? Such a different time...

This last year has really been a tricky one all round. Life has turned in some difficult, painful directions and while you'd think that would bring you closer to those you love and hold doesn't always. This part of my life is very hard and private for me so I won't say anymore but I will end with this....It must have been providence that I quickly selected that song years ago because I find it to be very fitting and appropriate for where we are now.

I don't know if God will see fit to re-create what I thought was many years ago but I know that what He wills is good. I know even more that He is the better than any earthly friend you can have and as He "guides us with His grace" we will survive.

"The Prayer"

I pray you'll be our eyes

And watch us where we go

And help us to be wise

In times when we don't know

Let this be our prayer

As we go our way

Lead us to a place

Guide us with your Grace

To a place where we'll be safe

I pray we'll find your light

And hold it in our hearts

When stars go out each night

Let this be our prayer

When shadows fill our day

Lead us to a place

Guide us with your grace

Give us faith so we'll be safe.

We ask that life be kind

And watch us from above

We hope each soul will find

Another soul to love

Let this be our prayer

Just like every child-Needs to find a place,

Guide us with your grace

Give us faith so we'll be safe.


Steph said...

Very sweet, and yes, I do believe God allowed you to come upon that for a reason. It is a rocky time, but in the end a four strand cord is hard to break! (Even if it does fray every now and then).
On a lighter note, I never dreamed my Strawberry Shortcakse PJ's would be viewed by millions!:)
I have some even cuter ones for my trip in a week. I expect those to get the proper air time too!
AND...for my pride - the Christmas pics - I WAS PREGNANT!!! That is why my face is already spreading the size of Texas!

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Sandy said...

ok, so I can safely make a weight comment! Oh, my?? Was that 04 or 05?? I love that song, I have never heard it before, that I can remember. I also don't believe that I have ever seen those pictures before. odd that I didn't have my camera. Thanks for sharing. I hope that you and steph have a great time...I am SO jealous, I wish that I could hop a plane and forget my life for a few days in one of my favorite states!

Manda said...

Hey Char...I'm just finally catching up on all the posts after getting home...Thanks for the memory!! You're not the only one who shed some tears! (there's nothing quite like a Josh Groban song to help with that!) I hope you & Steph are having a great time! Love you!