We're livin' it up on the U.P. - that's Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Punkie is 6 and LOVED Kindergarten! Isaboo is 2 and she's a smiley whirl wind. We also call her Busy-Isi. This year we welcomed little Lorenzo to our family.

Life is great!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Never Alone

Have your heard this song? I love it! It's by Jim Brickman and sung by Sara Evans. I had a moment with this song...the first time I heard it. I don't expect everyone to understand the full impact it had on me...but, it was cool and still brings tears to my eyes and lump in my throat.

There was a time this past year that I was really worried about Nathan. He was working at a job that was not good for his health and safety. On top of that he was having problems regulating his blood sugar levels and kept having dangerous lows. We couldn't figure out why. This one particular day he was sick with a cold (which can cause unexpected lows too)...it was a Saturday morning and I was letting him sleep in as I set out to do our laundry. We had to have quarters to do our laundry and we were fresh out.

I can't remember all the details of the morning but, I was stressed out about going to find quarters somewhere. I'm pretty sure it was snowing too! I went to Smith's and they wouldn't give me quarters. They said they couldn't because their change is automatically dispensed by those coin machines. They have to fill those things up with change...they couldn't get me a roll of quarters for a ten dollar bill?!? I could understand if they were super busy but it was early Saturday morning and I WAS THE ONLY CUSTOMER IN THE WHOLE STORE! I was even willing to buy some gum or something too. I was so annoyed.

After stopping at two gas stations, I thought the third one was a long shot but, went in and asked the lady and she was thankfully, really nice and let me trade my ten dollars for a roll of quarters.

It wasn't just the quarters...it was a number of things I was stressed out about that morning...but, mostly I was worried about Nathan. I felt kind of alone. As I drove home I was praying that I could know that everything was going to be alright, and that I could feel the love of Heavenly Father, and that I could know that we weren't alone in these struggles that were overwhelming me at that moment.

Then this song came on...I don't even know why I was listening to it from the start but the whole song was sung to me, through the radio, just for me. I got back to our apartment before the song ended but sat in the car to hear the rest of it. I cried the whole time. I was trying to remember the lyrics so I could find the song on the internet.

I couldn't find it at first but, eventually did with Nathan's help...who didn't even hear the song and then I downloaded it.

Here are the lyrics I got from Jim Brickman's site:

Never Alone

May the angels protect you
Trouble neglect you
And heaven accept you when its time to go home
May you always have plenty
The glass never empty
Know in your belly
You're never alone

May your tears come from laughing
You find friends worth having
As every year passes
They mean more than gold
May you win and stay humble
Smile more than grumble
And know when you stumble
You're never alone

Chorus:
Never alone
Never alone
I'll be in every beat of your heart
When you face the unknown
Wherever you fly
This isn't goodbye
My love will follow you stay with you
Baby you're never alone

I have to be honest
As much as I wanted
I’m not gonna promise that cold winds won't blow
So when hard times have found you
And your fears surround you
Wrap my love around you
You're never alone

Chorus

My love will follow you stay with you
Baby you're never alone

So when hard times have found you
And your fears surround you
Wrap my love around you
You're never alone

Ahhhh! I love it. It's a tender mercy!

Jeanna requested a link to listen to the song...I found one but, you have to download Rhapsody. I did it to make sure it works and it took less than a minute and it's free. Do it! It's worth it!

http://play.rhapsody.com/jimbrickman/escape/neveralone?didAutoplayBounce=true

I hope it works for you!

3 comments:

Jeanna said...

That is a cool experience. You should figure out how to link it onto your blog so we can all hear it.

Adam & Sarah said...

Awesome experience. Awesome song. I've actually had that same kind of experience while I driving (& praying!) in the car before while I was bawling about feeling so alone & down. I only wish I could remember what song it was! Isn't it nice when someone cares enough to send us a little "sign" or whatnot to let us know we aren't all alone in the world? :)

Jeanna said...

I couldn't download the song, but I found a place online where I could watch the video. (I use my computer for work sometimes and downloading any programs could mean compromising confidential info).

http://jimbrickman.com/neveralonemusicvideo2.htm

that song was very nice, and very pretty.