*This is part of my 52 Saturdays Project
It’s past 9 o’clock on a Saturday morning and I’m still in bed! (Can you feel how happy that makes me?) So I’m enjoying the few minutes of solitude while the husband is still asleep, and before we get on with the day. Other than some errands and house chores, I don’t know yet what this day has in store. You’ll know next week when I post pictures! :)
These photographs are from last Saturday, March 10. My husband and I and some friends from church went on a drive to Cavite to attend a re-affirmation wedding, a dedication, and a debut–yes, all in one celebration.
The venue was adorned with lots of beige and cream, accentuated by white and yellow mums and daisies. Very classy and elegant!
The baby who was dedicated, Jill, is my husband’s newest goddaughter; and the debutante, Jem, is one of the girls in my cell group. Their parents were also celebrating their 22nd anniversary, and they thought it was the perfect opportunity to re-affirm their wedding vows too, and they were right. We don’t see this happen a lot, celebrating 22 years of love, a newborn baby, and womanhood, all in one day.
It was a simple and intimate celebration, and it greatly testified of God’s goodness and faithfulness to the whole family.
The title of this post, if you’ve started wondering, is a line in a song by Laura Story, Blessings. It’s a song that never fails to move me and get me through tough times in my life. Jem sang it beautifully last Saturday, and I couldn’t help but wipe some tears as I watched her sing her life’s testimony. Partly because the song is really beautiful and Jem’s voice is really beautiful too, and forgive me for overusing that word but I just couldn’t think of another adjective that would describe it better. But most of all, having known Jem in a significant way, I just know that the song is almost like, written specially for her.
And could be, for you too.
..if you’re facing some road blocks in your life right now and you’re starting to question where God is in all of this pain and sleepless nights. Or if you’re feeling tired waiting for answers, and wondering why God seems to be answering your prayers differently.
I pray that this song will remind you (just as it reminds me) that the things that bring you tears in this life are often the very things that God uses to reach out to you. I should know.. it’s those times in my life when I cling to Him tighter, seek Him deeper, and trust Him more. :)
Lyrics and mp3 of the song after the jump. Have a great Saturday!