Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

By: Jane

Dec 03 2011

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Category: Weekly Photo Challenge

14 Comments

Aperture:f/2.8
Focal Length:3.85mm
ISO:80
Shutter:1/1203 sec
Camera:iPhone 4

You’re in a better place, I’ve heard a thousand times
And at least a thousand times I’ve rejoiced for you
But the reason why I’m broken, the reason why I cry
Is how long must I wait to be with you

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home’s where my heart is then I’m out of place
Lord, won’t you give me strength to make it through somehow
I’ve never been more homesick than now

Help me Lord cause I don’t understand your ways
The reason why I wonder if I’ll ever know
But, even if you showed me, the hurt would be the same
‘Cause I’m still here so far away from home

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home’s where my heart is then I’m out of place
Lord, won’t you give me strength to make it through somehow
I’ve never been more homesick than now

In Christ, there are no goodbyes
And in Christ, there is no end
So I’ll hold onto Jesus with all that I have

To see you again
To see you again
And I close my eyes and I see your face
If home’s where my heart is then I’m out of place

Lord, won’t you give me strength to make it through somehow
Won’t you give me strength to make it through somehow
Won’t you give me strength to make it through somehow
I’ve never been more homesick than now

Homesick
Bart Millard
MercyMe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvhrPMJe8LE

The great heartache of my life. But all I have to do is wait.

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14 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting”

  1. Love you to pieces, Jane.

  2. It is not my intent to cause sadness or shock with posts like these. It’s my attempt not to be alone with it.
    Steve and I have performed this song with our dear friend, Mark. Once. It was a request. None of us had ever heard the song, so we all decided to give it a listen. I didn’t make it through the first chorus before the sobbing began. “I can’t sing this song.” I doubt I will ever be able to sing this song.

    So many people are uncomfortable with grief that someone rarely hangs around when it strikes. Steve is in this with me 100%, and fully understands, being the other parent who grieves for Michael. But I really expected Mark to get up and leave as soon as he politely could. Surprise! He stayed. He rode it out with us as we listened to it again and again, figuring out the harmonic structure, melody and vocal harmony. When we finally performed it, it was Mark who sang it. I was able to do it because I was focused on getting the keyboard and back up part right. But before we performed the song, I made some remarks, basically telling the story I just told you. The point of it was, Mark didn’t leave us there, alone with this.
    And that’s how you handle someone else’s grief. Just don’t leave.

  3. This was very powerful- I can not imagine how you get through each day… but one day at a time- I hope that you both have the strength to face the days ahead….

  4. This is what I know, you are a wonderful, caring person. This is what I know, even though you have so much more to endure than most you are ALWAYS there for others, especially me. This is what I know, when you retire, Day 1 won’t be as pleasant, because I won’t see you. This is what I know, one day you will open your eyes and you will see Michael’s face. This is what I know, one day you will be home again.

    • Hey Nancy, I read your comment in a restaurant while Steve was in the men’s room. When he came back the tears were streaming down my face. Thank you so much for the beautiful comment. It means A LOT to me.

    • Nancy, I don’t know if you’ll ever see this, but your comment here continues to be one of the most encouraging, loving, beautiful comments I have ever received, and I can’t tell you how healing your words have been to me. Thank you. 10/03/16

  5. I love what you wrote Jane – just like Mark in this case didn’t leave you guys, God never leaves us either as I’ve come to learn in the last 18 months. There is comfort in knowing that with time, it does get better, but we never forget and we never “get over it” like some people say we should. It means that person was real, and special enough to leave an imprint on our heart. I cried too reading Nancy’s reply … I can’t wait to wake up in Glory and have my Daddy say “there you are”. Will it be a day, a week, a year? Nobody knows & I sure do struggle with the waiting part. Life seems so unfair, but one day it will all make sense. Love you.

  6. This one broke my heart. Love you, Jane.

  7. Thinking of you during this holiday time. Thanks for sharing this post, comments, and song.


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