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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Lyrical Thursday: Tell Your Heart to Beat Again

I heard this song on the radio for the first time yesterday and it totally spoke to me.  The lyrics of this song can pretty much be applied to a part in everyone's life.  For me, it spoke to our son's Type One Diabetes diagnosis.  Our world was shattered.  The life we had dreamed about for our son was over.  The freedom and the carefree ability of childhood was gone.  From that day forward, his life would revolve around making sure he got insulin and that we acknowledged and counted every gram of carb he put into his body.  It would mean sleepless nights for us as his parents.  It meant knowing our child was now included in the unspoken lists of "children with disabilities" and that we would have to meet with school officials to create an academic plan for him to succeed in school.  It meant endless calls to insurance agencies, medical suppliers, pharmaceutical companies, etc.  Carefree life-- gone.  For him and for us.  But, I've learned that I cannot live there-- I can't dwell on the past.  I've got to learn how to include diabetes into our daily lives and to not let it define my son.  A year and a half into this game, and I'm still learning. This song helps me.  I'm going to hold onto these lyrics and keep them at the forefront of my mind as I'm learning to let go and let God.  After all, He loves my son more than I even can, and diabetes was not a surprise to Him.



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Tell Your Heart to Beat Again


You're shattered
Like you've never been before
The life you knew
In a thousand pieces on the floor
And words fall short in times like these
When this world drives you to your knees
You think you're never gonna get back
To the you that used to be

Tell your heart to beat again
Close your eyes and breathe it in
Let the shadows fall away
Step into the light of grace
Yesterday's a closing door
You don't live there anymore
Say goodbye to where you've been
And tell your heart to beat again

Beginning
Just let that word wash over you
It's alright now
Love's healing hands have pulled you through
So get back up, take step one
Leave the darkness, feel the sun
Cause your story's far from over
And your journey's just begun

Tell your heart to beat again
Close your eyes and breathe it in
Let the shadows fall away
Step into the light of grace
Yesterday's a closing door
You don't live there anymore
Say goodbye to where you've been
And tell your heart to beat again

Let every heartbreak
And every scar
Be a picture that reminds you
Who has carried you this far
'Cause love sees farther than you ever could
In this moment heaven's working
Everything for your good

Tell your heart to beat again
Close your eyes and breathe it in
Let the shadows fall away
Step into the light of grace
Yesterday's a closing door
You don't live there anymore
Say goodbye to where you've been
And tell your heart to beat again
Your heart to beat again
Beat again

Oh, so tell your heart to beat again



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This song is for me.

This song is for you, Nana.

This song is for anyone out there going through a rough time.  Lean into God.  He's there.  He can sustain you.


Until Next Time,
Much love, Reba

2 comments:

  1. I'd never heard this song. It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing, it helped me too. I totally love songs that feel like they are speaking into your life directly. I listen to them on repeat.

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    1. I listen on repeat too! Loved the Francesca Batistelli song on your blog. I lost count of how many times I listened to it that day and the next.

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