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Monday, September 6, 2010

Thanks for the Prayers!

I just wanted to write a quick note to thank everyone for all the prayers the past week.  I know the kids and I certainly reaped the benefits.  Of course we still had some rough times, but overall - things went pretty well.  And Curt got home about an hour ago.  Boy were we all glad to see him!!  And he was home in time to help with baths and bedtime.  Even Better!

I was even able to go see a great Christian band - Casting Crowns - in concert over the weekend.  Thanks to my sister Valerie and to my friend Rhonda who were willing to take the kids.  And also thanks to a wonderful student Tayler who went along with me.  Their song "Praise You in This Storm" - which is on my blog playlist - has meant a lot to me ever since a parent of one of my students gave me a sweet card last spring that played a clip of it.  Its words touched me so much back then while I was still carrying Karinne.  And wishing and praying so much that things could be different.  And boy did those touch me once again at the concert.  With tears streaming down my face as I closed my eyes and sang along to the words.  The entire concert was such a great experience.  I'm so glad it worked out to go! 

"Praise You In This Storm"

I was sure by now
God You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away
Stepped in and saved the day
But once again, I say "Amen", and it's still raining

As the thunder rolls
I barely hear Your whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

And I'll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I've cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I remember when
I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry to you
And you raised me up again
My strength is almost gone
How can I carry on
If I can't find You

But as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away


I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The Maker of Heaven and Earth

[Chorus x2]


  1. glad your hubby made it home safely. What a great concert, that is awesome you were able to go! Love that song too!

  2. I am glad that your week went well and that your husband is back home with you. I bet that was a great concert...I love that song!

  3. I am glad that he made it home safely, and I love Casting Crows and glad that you were able to go and enjoy them. I love the song that you posted, the lyrics are very touching!