Sunday, June 2, 2013

Changes of Life

It's been a long time since I've blogged. 
So many things have changed over the past 6 months.
We go through seasons of life, 
some easier and some harder.

The details change from person to person of course,
but we all go through them. 
Seasons...they can bring love, hope, joy and trust,
but they also bring pain, fear, sadness and betrayal.
If we could choose, we'd never choose the latter would we? 

For those of you that have wondered about Jordan,
I'll share a little story that will warm your heart.

He was here with his family last weekend. One of the many changes 
in my life is that my mom's health has been failing. 
Jordan wanted to spend some time with her. 
He wheeled himself to her bedroom door, and though for weeks she
had barely been speaking, she said clearly,
"I don't think your wheelchair will fit through the door."
As I stood there next to her, I heard him quietly and humbly reply,

"It's okay Grandma, I'll crawl."

And so he did.
He hopped down from his chair and crawled to her side :) 

He whispered quietly to her that he loved her and wanted her to get better.
I love this young man. His tenderness with her was precious to watch.
This is the best medicine we could ask for :)
That's him with my mom and his son.

My father's love for the bride of his youth has shown through too.
He hardly leaves her side and his gentleness with her is so touching.
They're 65th anniversary is next month. 
They have truly lived their vows to each other.

This season has brought many changes to my life. 
I know there are more to come.
When we feel like we can't take a step forward,
sometimes we need to be reminded that it's okay to "crawl". 
 Thank you Jordan, for that gentle reminder.

The words to this song remind me 
"Who" to crawl to when heartaches come.
If you have a couple of minutes to listen to it,
you'll be blessed :)

Need You Now
Well, everybody's got a story to tell
And everybody's got a wound to be healed
I want to believe there's beauty here
'Cause oh I get so tired of holding on
I can't let go, I can't move on
I want to believe there's meaning here

How many times have you heard me cry out
"God please take this?"
How many times have you given me strength to
Just keep breathing?
Oh I need you
God, I need you now

Standing on a road I didn't plan
Wondering how I got to where I am
I'm trying to hear that still small voice
I'm trying to hear above the noise


Though I walk,
Though I walk through the shadows,
And I, I am so afraid
Please stay, Please stay right beside me
With every single step I take

How many time have you heard me cry out?
And how many times have you given me strength?

How many times have you heard me cry out
"God please take this?"
How many times have you given me strength to
Just keep breathing?
Oh I need you
God, I need you now

I need you now


  1. I'm sorry about your mom's health but Jason sure put his great gift to work for her. I'm in awe on how good he looks and you can see in their eyes that they have so much love for each other. I hope that she will get better.

    I'm sorry also that there are some trials in your life. You have been so strong in the past, whatever is going on now on your journey, you will rise above it with God's help.
    Wishing you all the best.

  2. Marcia! I'd wondered where you went. Your post made me cry. Praying all will be well in your family & that you'll have the strength you need in Jesus name. Jordan crawling to his grandma's side was so beautiful ... he's a hero & that's what heroes do. Please extend my thanks to him for his service to our country. I do not take it for granted. I look forward to hearing from you soon friend. Love & prayers to you and yours from The Mountain State :)

  3. I was away from blogging for a while myself and wondered where you were. I am so sorry that you have to weather one of the dreaded storms of life. My eyes are filled with tears as I write this-for even in the midst of all the angst and pain there are some happy memories being born. God bless you and I hope to hear from you again soon- xo Diana

  4. Ps- I am praying for all of you-

  5. Oh that is just so very precious! Thank you so much for sharing.

    I'm so glad to hear from you. Hope all is well in your life.


  6. Marcia, I am sorry your mom isn't doing well. It is so hard to see someone you love suffering. I have sweet memories of your mom and dad. I can tell by the picture that Jordan made her day! I will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Blessings, Pam

  7. Hi Marcia,
    I am so sorry that you are going through this trial right now, You have been through so much. I love the picture of your Dad and your Mom as he looks down at her and her at him. It just says so much. 65 years is a long time. How blessed you are.
    I will be praying for you and your family.

  8. Marcia, I am so sorry for the trials that have come into your life. I have tears in my eyes after reading your words. I can hear the pain in them.

    I'm also sorry your precious mother isn't well. It was good to see the pic of Jordan and see him looking so well. That was so sweet of him to visit your mother. I'm sure that lifted her spirits!

    I'll pray for you, your mother, and all your family. Take care and I sure hope for happier days ahead for you. Hugs.

  9. Hello !!...Marcia !!..welcome back in blogland !!i am so sorry for your mom...and hope she will recover soon...nice that you are back again...great story !!! it....God is good and greast and blessings from!!

  10. Love you friend!

    I'll be praying. What a precious story of Jordan, and what a gift he gave her.

    Thanking God for faithful marriages! We need their example in our lives to show the way. It is so encouraging!


  11. Such a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing it!

  12. Sorry to hear of the trying times you are facing. God be with you and yours.

  13. I pray God's hand upon you and your family. I am so thankful you know Him and trust Him.

    God bless you, Amy

  14. Thank you, dear Marcia! Thanks for the lesson in patience and love ....
    What a happy wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother! Blessed be!

  15. Marcia,

    Jordan is truly a hero! I pray that God will give you and your family everything you need during this season of your life!

    Missed you!


  16. Oh I needed to see this today:) Love Jordan and his determination! Thanks for sharing this from your heart! BIG HUGS and prayers coming your way!

  17. What a great young man, and I'm sure he is a comfort to all of you. Clearly your mother is surrounded by love, and that is the most healing thing of all.

    So good to "hear" from you.


  18. May the Lord bear you up, and comfort and bless your precious family.

  19. I really needed this.....changes are happening here, as well. I'm definitely crawling so much of the time these days.

    I'm so sorry to hear that your mother's health is failing. Jordan's determination to be with her blessed my heart so much! So sweet!

  20. Marcia....
    Soooooooo glad to hear from you! I've missed you! I'm sorry there are trials and times of worry, hardships. You are NOT alone. God is always there and unfortunately most people will agree their lives are not perfect. I will say a prayer!
    Please don't stay away!
    That is such a tender precious story about your mom and her grandson. Thank you for sharing!
    God bless you and take care!
    Big hugs to you!

  21. Some seasons are rougher than others. Know that you and your family are in my prayers.

  22. I'm listening to the song as I type. It's lovely. I do hope that all is well. You haven't blogged in a while so I hope that your mom is okay. This is a lovely post and Jordan is a kind and caring young man. So many people would become bitter in his circumstance. He has truly overcome. I've had some things take place in my life lately that I didn't expect, but change was necessary and things are definitely much, much better. Blogging has had to take a backseat for a while as I try to find balance. I hope all is well with you. Best wishes, Tammy

  23. what a perfectly precious post. i'm in awe ..... and i love your words **When we feel like we can't take a step forward,
    sometimes we need to be reminded that it's okay to "crawl".** {so good}. lifting you and yours up in prayer and so thankful for this post.

  24. Oh my goodness! What a sweet post about your mom, dad, and Jordan. I have heard this song many times, but seeing the video just brought those lyrics more alive to my heart and soul. I believe God knew I needed to see this video today! :) Thank you for sharing. Praying God will bless you, your dad & family, & Jordan with comfort today! xoxo...Gloria


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