Through All of It…

I can’t believe it’s been a month since I’ve posted. I was going to get better at that. It seems like some days can go on for forever – yet time just slips between my fingers.

After being out 6 weeks – we returned home to Haiti last Tuesday. Our trip to the states was full of friends & laughter…….and honestly – some moments of really great sorrow. There were days you laughed so hard you cried…. and days you cried so hard you couldn’t breathe.

As I reflect over the past two years it’s been an incredible amusement park ride…..moments where your hands are up in glee as you go down the hill, moments of pain as it jerks you from side to side, moments where your hands are only up because you’re hanging upside down, & moments where you look behind and realize you’re the only one still on the ride.

As I think about the losses Jose & I have experienced, the trials we have faced, the health issues that never completely go away, the financial-deficits that never quite cover the need, the gaps we know that need to be filled, the amount of work that’s still left to be done……THROUGH ALL OF IT – –  I’m still here!  I didn’t fall off!

As I reflect on the blessings in our life – the new friends we have made, the new adventures we get to embark on, the love that we receive from strangers, the projects that do get completed, the people that step-up to help us……THROUGH ALL OF IT – – I praise God for the goodness He lavishly pours out on us! I praise Him for never letting-up the safety bar & for keeping me snug in His embrace…..for keeping me from falling out so I can continue the journey with Him.

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“Through All Of It”

There are days I’ve taken more than I can give
And there are choices that I made
That I wouldn’t make again
I’ve had my share of laughter
Of tears and troubled times
This has been the story of my life

I have won and I have lost
I got it right sometimes
But sometimes I did not
Life’s been a journey
I’ve seen joy, I’ve seen regret
Oh and You have been my God
Through all of it

You were there when it all came down on me
And I was blinded by my fear
And I struggled to believe
But in those unclear moments
You were the one keeping me strong
This is how my story’s always gone

I have won and I have lost
I got it right sometimes
But sometimes I did not
Life’s been a journey
I’ve seen joy, I’ve seen regret
Oh and You have been my God
Through all of it
Through all of it

And this is who You are
More constant than the stars up in the sky
All these years of our lives
I, I look back and I see You
Right now I still do
And I’m always going to

I have won and I have lost
I got it right sometimes
But sometimes I did not
Life’s been a journey
I’ve seen joy
I’ve seen regret
Oh and You have been my God
Through all of it
Oh and You have been my God
Through all of it
Oh and You have been my God
Through all of it

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