Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I Will Follow

You know when you have one of those moments that you just want to freeze time and etch that moment into your heart & mind? I had one of those moments last night.
 Lately, when we are doing our nightly bedtime routine, the kids have been wanting to listen to Chris Tomlin's, I Will Follow and Mercy Me's, Move while brushing their teeth, putting on pj's, etc. Last night Jackson was sitting at the computer listening to the song, I Will Follow, and just singing away. Ansley was standing not too far away from him, dancing along to the song. Elsie was sitting in the living room floor and I noticed that she was trying to stand up, and I could tell that she wanted in on the dancing and singing that her brother and sister were doing. She had on a gown that her feet kept getting caught in and was having problems getting up. I walked over to her, held out my finger, and she looked up at me with her eyes just shining and a smile so big that it would make any person's heart melt, and grabbed a hold of my finger. I picked her up and put her down beside Jackson and Ansley and she instantly started dancing with them. I stood there watching my three beautiful children dancing and singing along to a song about following God, and my heart was filled with joy. Then I started thinking... Life can be tough. Life can be hard. But, no matter what, through the great times and through the really though times, God is always there- a light unto our lives. When we are down and feel that we can't stand up on our own, I am so thankful that we can always look up. Look up and see that God is holding his finger out to us to grab a hold of. He will pick us up and help us get to where we need to be going. Unfortunately most of our problems are a lot bigger than our feet stuck in a gown, and it will take a lot longer than just a few seconds like it was with Elsie's problem to overcome it, but I hope I will always look to God with trusting eyes. After all,
"In You there's life everlasting
In You there's freedom for my soul
In You there joy, unending joy
and I will follow....."


  1. How precious are the moments :) Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wendy, you're so right about God always being there...your family is so precious!!!