I’m not sure who I was trying to be strong for, by not opening the floodgates sooner. I guess it’s because there are not many people I’m inclined to share my burdens with for fear that they might not be able to help me carry them. Lord, I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to lean on the shoulders of my family, friends, and even strangers at various times throughout my life. I wanted to thank you for those who keep my name before you in fervent and effectual prayer. I believe it was Peter Drucker who once said that the most effective way to manage change is to create it. Lord, I need to make some changes in my life. There are still hurts and unforgiveness I must work through, bonds I need to break, nooses I must loose, and fears I must drown. There are quite a few areas I would certainly appreciate your help in if I am to leave a legacy worthy of leaving. I hope that by the time my life is over, that I will have done something that reminds those I leave behind of how wonderful every single day is. How many times have I failed in the course of my life only to have you to remind me that failure is not final? How many times have I had my heart broken only to see you mend it? How many times have I found myself face down in a pool of tears only to have you wipe them? How many times have I coasted into a miracle on faith that looked more like fumes and watched you work it out for me? How many times have I buried a loved one only to realize, life never stopped, not even for the funeral?
I come from very good stock! There are Doctors, Lawyers, Musicians, Inventors, Authors, and everything in between throughout my lineage. I can easily see why I was a "nerd" in school, why I write songs, why I love the library. Somehow I think they, those who have gone before me, have all left an indelible mark on my life. I must now invariably start with the woman in the mirror, all 5 feet 4 inches of her! Help me make that change!
Amazed by Your Grace!
In Loving Memory
Grace Ethel Waller-Hunter
October 8, 1902 - September 30, 2011(We laid Grandma Grace to rest the day before her 109th Birthday, and it dawned on me she got to celebrate it with Jesus Christ in heaven!)