Wednesday, August 13, 2008

More than just a song

Remember in Jr. high that one song that summed up all your emotions? Your angst? Your hopes?

Okay, for me it was Chicago's "You're the meaning in my life"...Remember that one? "Like a night in shining armor..." oooo, ahh.

Anyway, there is a point to this blog.

If you've been reading this blog, you know this week celebrates our son's 9th year with our Lord and Savior. And my wife has done a stellar job pouring out her heart about how it felt and how it still feels. She is right. If you've felt that grip of pain, you understand. You know the best you can do is praise God. Tell others. Give Hope. And be real. That's why I love her so much.

Anyway, the night Matthew stepped into Heaven was a really long night at the hospital. We were exhausted driving home. It was one of those surreal moments where you just drive. We were listening to the radio and for the first time, they played Third Day's "I've Always Loved You." It was given to us by God. There is no other way to think about it. It was the first time either of us had heard it.

Here's the lyrics. I think the songs plays at the bottom of our blog. If I hear it, I gotta sing it. But, not because it is a catchy jingle, but it is a reminder to me from God. Someday I'm going to sing it at the foot of the Throne and then say thanks. I know we're not supposed to cry in Heaven, but I'm guessing I will still sneak one out. I hope He likes it.

I don't know how to explain it
But I know that words will hardly do
Miracles with signs and wonders
Aren't enough for me to prove to you

Don't you know I've always loved you
Even before there was time
Though you turn away
I'll tell you still
Don't you know I've always loved you
And I always will

Greater love has not a man
Than the one who gives his life to prove
That he would do anything
And that's what I'm going to do for you

God bless.



Anonymous said...

Chris & Laura,

You two are such wonderful, kindhearted, God centered people that we know!

Thanks for leading by example ~ I'm sure that you both have touched many lives by living through and surviving such a trajedy!

May you both feel God's comforting hand and the love and support of others to get you through the next few days!

Thanks for being the wonderful family that you are! We love all of you!

With Love and Prayer,

Lisa, John & Family

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris and Laura,
You both are in our thoughts as you live through this 9th anniversary of Matthew Norman. I like to imagine that although Rick says tht Mathew is a man that Grandpa has a great grandson in heaven with him. He treasured his grandchildren so much and I just imagine what it must be like. Blessings to you both.