Yesterday I actually thought, wow, this grief thing is getting easier and easier. Then today comes along and I feel like I'm at the bottom of the bottom again. The good news is that tomorrow or the next day will likely be an easy day again. I think I need sea sickness medicine for these ups and downs.
As I was thinking about ups and downs and sea sickness, I remembered this song (below) from my childhood. I was probably only about 8 years old when I first heard it. Perhaps the imagery of a ship lost and adrift at sea, or the rather melancholy tune, or a combination, but the song strongly affected me. This song is the reason I asked Jesus to be my Savior. It might have been an emotional response from a child and nothing more, EXCEPT that today, almost 50 years later, I can truly say I know the course of my life changed that day.
When I think of the ups and downs of my voyage through grief right now, I remembered this song. I'm grateful above and beyond all words that Jesus is with me, as He has been all my life, and I know I'm not going through this alone. He is with me, and I'm not adrift and lost, no matter how tossed about I feel some days.
As I write this, I'm not attempting to use it to tug on anyone's heart. I'm only telling my story of why it's special and means something to me. Thanks for listening. :)
Sara Faith Nelson
Sharing the journey, because, I find there are so many others making the trek through life without a loved one