** Due to the increasing severity of MY ILLNESS, it has become impossible for me to continue to post on a regular basis. Unfortunately, as much as I desperately long to, I am also unable to visit each of your blogs often or reciprocate all the loving, supportive comments many of you continue to leave - even though at times it may appear as though you've arrived at some long ago, forsaken blog! With that said, I really want you to know that I miss every single one of you and that I really am still here! I'm just too sick and too weak most days to be able to sit up long enough to create a brand new post...or even read one. However, I absolutely do receive AND read every new encouraging word you leave (and, often, the old ones, again and again!) and I cherish them now more than ever! I truly appreciate your love, support, and, most importantly, your precious time spent on your knees in prayer for my family and me. It ALL means the world to me and I am truly blessed to have friends like you!
~Hugs and Sister Love, Teresa

FYI: All comments come to my email, which I can easily read on my phone. I also enjoy Facebook on my phone because I can catch up on A LOT in a very short time there. Soooo, if you're on Facebook, come 'friend' me there! {{HUGS}} **

Saturday, October 3, 2009


The song I chose for today is an incredible song that has meant a lot to me over the last few years (and I'm even talking about a long time before I became so sick). It has truly been the cry of my heart to my Lord during THE most difficult and trying times of my life and the lives of my family - trials and tribulation in our lives that are so very complicated and almost indescribable.

There have been many days when I thought I could not possibly make myself crawl out of bed, that I could not drag one foot in front of the other, that there were absolutely no more tears left to cry one more salty tear or even breathe one last labored breath. Sometimes I felt as though I couldn't do those things, other times I simply did not want to. A lot of times, I just didn't care about anything. I was numb. To be completely honest, there were even times when I had absolutely no desire left to be alive on this earth any longer. *sigh*

Thank the Lord though, I had amazing friends and family supporting me and lifting my family and me up in prayer. I also knew I had my precious family who was really depending on me. Plus, I had to keep in mind that my situation was only temporary. Therefore, I knew I just had to keep on keeping on for a little while longer and, most importantly, I had to let the Lord stay in control of it all.

Then one day while driving home from work, I heard this amazing song on the radio and it stopped me in my tracks. I literally had to pull my car over because I was bawling my eyeballs out. It was so powerful and it hit me hard. It spoke directly to my aching heart. It really helped me to put things back into perspective. After that day, it seemed like I heard it all the time. But just at the right time. When I really needed to hear it. (Isn't the Lord's timing incredible?!?!) The lyrics are awesome and they truly express how I felt back then and how I feel at this very moment in my life.

I decided a long time ago that I would most definitely walk through the valley because, for some reason that only the good Lord knows, He Wants Me To. And that is a good enough reason for me.

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

The creator of 'Then Sings My Soul Saturdays' is Amy at Signs, Miracles and Wonders. Please take a moment to go check out her blog and see what she and others have chosen as their song for TSMSS. It is a lot of fun and is a true blessing!


Mary said...

Beautiful song, and it is true...trials, going through the fire, those are the things that God allows in our lives to refine us, and we sure do need refining! I went through a difficult time when my daughter broke her leg. Just a few weeks later, I began a Bible study using Beth Moore's video series, Believing God. It was perfect timing. If I hadn't been going through my fire, that study would not have been personally for me...because He has proven Himself faithful to me, I know I can trust Him, and always know, whatever the situation, He will give me what I need when I need it. I don't think I've visited your blog before, so don't know what you are dealing with, but I am going browse your blog and pray for you.

God bless,

Cathy said...

That is a pretty song. I'm glad it blesses you.

Marina said...

Thanks for sharing Teresa...first time I'm hearing this one. I pray you're doing better.Big hug!

My Little Corner of Savings said...

What a great song! I have never heard it before, I am so glad you shared it with me.

God Bless you.

Amy said...

I love when the Lord gives us the needed guidance we need right when we need it. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments.

Anonymous said...

I love when music speaks to me like that.

Judy Harper said...

Isn't it a wonderful feeling to know, to actually know, when God has touched your life! To know he physically cares! To have that insight is awesome and can as you say, "bring you through!" You're in my prayers.

Ekanthapadhikan said...

That's a very beautiful song. It's amazing what a song can do to you. They could be pain relievers, transporters that could take you to your past and many more...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful music.

bj said...

I get closer to my Lord thru song than any other time, it seems.
Thanks so much for following...I will follow you so I can keep up with how you are feeling...
hugs, bj

Ashley said...

that is such a wonderful song! I love to see how the Lord works and his timing is always perfect! your srength and faith are so encouraging..I have a mom who suffers from fibromyalgia and a sister who has RA and fibro and I see how they suffer. it is so encouraging for me to hear your words and faith in God during your times of sickness. I really look forward to reading more! have a wonderful sunday :) oh and thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Melissa B. said...

I've gone through the metaphorical fire a few times, but have always come out smarter and stronger. Thank you for this inspirational post.

Twincerely,Olga said...

Wow!! Awesome song!! Thanks for stopping by.I already love your blog!

Samantha said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful song and what it means to you.
You are such a blessing, praying for you my dear friend !

Julie said...

I love that song too. It's just beautiful and encouraging.

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

Thanks for sharing your song of inspiration. It's so beautiful!

Lauren said...

Hey lady! I nominated you for an award over at my blog! :)

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Hello! Stopping by from SITS.
I love your blog. I'm following.!!
I'm glad to meet you.
Have a wonderful day.

Your lovely comments on a post made me to check your blog out.


beautiful song! thank you so much for sharing!

thanks for stopping by the crib! i understand what you are saying, that's why i put off the awards blogs until the weekend when my hubby can wrangle the kids for a few hours while i work on it! after this last string of awards, people may give me less seeing as how many i am being given, and i, like you do appreciate it a lot

i will continue to do the awards, despite the time commitment, b/c it is a wonderful way to recognize up and coming blogs and help them get a little traffic, i don't do the posts that often, so it's a pain for a day, it's ok with me :) take care and have a wonderful week!

MotherhoodFilm said...

Thanks for that inspirational message!

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LenaLoo said...

Great song! It uplifted me today :)

Annie said...

Hi friend! I gave you a fun blog award! you can check it out at www.mamadweeb.com

I hope you have a wonderful week! happy monday!

GreedyGirl said...

Hi www.greedygirlsguide.com checking in from SITS

Hi I just had to stop to let you know this a great blog, I love the blog design.

janis said...

Hi Teresa! I am your 110th Follower! I read your comment on A Shimmy in my Spirit, then commented for Cynthia to Pick you. I recently won one of Cynthia's amazing Prints.
I caught up to your Blog, and Gosh Darn, I feel like I know you! MAybe not out there in the real working world, but consider one of your Christian Sisters has found you in Blog World and will be praying for you and your wonderful family.
Your story is very couragous and interesting. I had not heard of this before and so appreciate your educating us on Dysautonomia.
Keep on Blogging, Keep on Praying and keep on getting better :)
come visit me sometime at my little blog my new Blogworld friend.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Teresa, that is such a pretty song, I have heard it before too. So sorry you haven't been doing well. Big hugs from me!

Cara and Jenn said...

Beautiful song...we can all use this song to start our days some days.

Wishing you peace and good health.

We'll be following.

Stephanie Faris said...

Isn't it amazing when the right song comes along at the right time? Almost like a message from above!

Anonymous said...

I know this song well!

There's nothing like the refiner's fire or valley experiences to make us grow.

Keep the faith, and give Him the glory!

Mark and Kathryn said...

I love that song!!! That song is the first song I ever sang as a solo. I played and sang that song at my church, and I LOVE it as well.

I am not offended about the eggs! I know a lot of people are very leery about it. I have never had a problem with eating dough, but I had a friend that wasn't allowed to eat it due to a heart condition. I am pretty health conscious (and haven't been sick in over 5 years), but I just can't resist that cookie dough!!!! (-: Thanks for the reminder!


PS - thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

Mark and Kathryn said...

PPS - I just noticed a couple other things - do you like Dave Ramsey? I noticed you talking about becoming debt free. We love Dave Ramsey!

Also, my mom has tachycardia. She had the procedure they where they try to cartherize (SP) the nerve in her heart that was causing the problems - it helped... somewhat. I know it's tough. I realize it's not your exact disease, but still.



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Kris said...

I will have something for you on my Hands, House, and Heart Full blog in the morning if you come by to get it!


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