Everyone has been asking "How are the Morrisons doing?" I talked to Ryan and Brianna today, wanting to put an update out for them, and Ryan said he'll be doing his own soon. So, keep checking their site (www.morrison6.com) for his update! From my perspective:
I'm constantly amazed at how this story has touched people from all over the world. Although Ryan and Brianna didn't ask for it...their lives and courage through everything that's happened to them has been a blessing to many. In return, many strangers have blessed them! AND I have been able to sit back and watch it happen...it continues to happen! Here's some specific gifts people have been blessing them with: meals at the hospital, jars of homemade jam, fresh picked strawberries, cards, gift cards for gas, 2 huge bins of treats from TARGET CORPORATION (WOW-ee! :) ) and more that I'm not thinking of right now.
What I've learned:
- Tears of sorrow can be mixed with tears of joy!
- At the center of unimaginable tragedy can be great hope, love and blessing...when people surround those that have suffered.
- I don't have to say anything...just being there is enough.
- Faith can carry you through the darkest valley and bring you comfort through your journey.
- There is healing and hope for tomorrow.
One of my closest friends told me about this song she used to "bawl" (word used by women who know what it is to cry really hard) while listening to it in College. This was before she was a mom. And the words are perfect for this entry...
Glory Baby - Watermark
Glory baby you slipped away as fast as we could say babyâ€¦baby.. You were growing, what happened dear? You disappeared on us babyâ€¦baby.. Heaven will hold you before we do Heaven will keep you safe until we're home with youâ€¦ Until we're home with youâ€¦
Miss you everyday Miss you in every way But we know there's a day when we will hold you We will hold you You'll kiss our tears away When we're home to stay Can't wait for the day when we will see you We will see you But baby let sweet Jesus hold you 'till mom and dad can hold youâ€¦ You'll just have heaven before we do You'll just have heaven before we do
Sweet little babies, it's hard to understand it 'cause we're hurting We are hurting But there is healing And we know we're stronger people through the growing And in knowing- That all things work together for our good And God works His purposes just like He said He wouldâ€¦ Just like He said He wouldâ€¦
I can't imagine heaven's lullabies and what they must sound like But I will rest in knowing, heaven is your home And it's all you'll ever knowâ€¦all you'll ever knowâ€¦