Wednesday, January 04, 2012

A Song In Our Hearts

Qavah has a marvellous way of handling her cold symptoms.  She pulls out several of her favorite DVD's and watches them from morning to night.  The sneezing, itching, water eyes, are all there, but movies like The Sound Of Music transport her to a better place hour after hour.  I can hear her in the bathtub singing with a stuffy nose right now.  She is singing the "Good Night" song that the children learned from Maria and it was sung at a formal dinner party at the home of Captain VonTrapp.  She is singing,"The sun has gone to bed and so must I."  I admire her for finding enjoyment in singing when conditions are less than perfect.

Paul and I are busy every day trying to finish projects we started over Christmas.  There is so much to do that we have compiled a lengthy list of things to accomplish before we take Qavah to Pittsburgh.  I passed him in the hallway a few minutes ago and saw that he was carrying a tube of caulk around,  looking for air leaks around the windows.    He mentioned taking care of these things now so that when we return home he will be able to service the lawn mowers in preparation for spring lawn care.  In all of the "doing" there is a peacefulness here, as though we are moving toward our goal without anxiety.  We wake up in the morning and just keep moving.  Qavah senses what is ahead of her in Pittsburgh, and has been praying about it at night before bedtime. Although we have this matter of a bone marrow transplant ahead,  we are all able to cast our anxiety heavenward, and move ahead with determination.

I have a song in my heart too as Paul and I continue chipping away at our list.  It's a familiar hymn to most, written by the Gaithers and sums up the reason we need not be anxious.

          Because He Lives
God sent His Son - they called Him Jesus,
He came to love, heal and forgive;
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.

Because He lives I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living just because He lives.

How sweet to hold a newborn baby
And feel the pride and joy he gives;
But greater still the calm assurance:
This child can face uncertain days because Christ lives.

Because He lives I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living just because He lives.

No comments:

Post a Comment