Two Teardrops…

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Yesterday, as I was going about the business of catching up on my daily chores, I was playing some music.  Eventually, a song played that I hadn’t heard in a very long time.  It was one of my favorites back when it was popular, and it’s still among my favorites today.

As I listened to the words of “Two Teardrops”, I couldn’t help but think about last Wednesday, when our grandson, Evan, was born. One moment my eyes were filled with tears of pleasure, then, (following a phone call from another of my children), my eyes were suddenly filled with tears of pain.  Life is strange sometimes, and that’s portrayed well in Steve Wariner’s song.

2013 has been a year filled with ups and downs for this family.  It began with the joyous news of Jennifer’s pregnancy, but was quickly followed by the news that both she and Brad are carriers of the disease, Cystic Fibrosis.  Then, after several excruciating weeks of testing and waiting, the results showed the baby was perfectly normal and healthy!  In fact, Evan’s not even a carrier of this horrible disease.  As our son, Brad, so eloquently put it, ” [Our family history of] this disease stops with Evan!”

This year, Ed’s mom came near to death, during early summer, but beat the odds and managed to get better.  Three months later, she quickly became ill again, dying in the fall.  We’re still dealing with the aftermath of her passing.

Jennifer began having pre-term labor about two months before Evan’s due date, and had to be hospitalized.   The outcome could have been disastrous, but, thankfully, labor was stopped, and Jennifer went on to carry her baby to term.

Ed, who never gets sick or goes to a doctor, has had three medical procedures performed within the last six months, and is getting ready to have a fourth one.  Thankfully, all of Ed’s medical procedures, so far, have been successful and without complications.

Yes, 2013 has been quite a memorable year for our family.  A lot of tears, of pain and joy, have been shed, but we’re hanging in there!  Despite some troubles, God has been good to us!

By the way, if you’ve never heard “Two Teardrops”, you should take a moment and listen to the words. It’s really a beautiful song.

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  1. It is a beautiful song. I hope 2014 brings you nothing but good health and happiness after such a hard 2013.

  2. Ups and downs, when we all sit back and look at our lives, that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? That’s why I always try be fully in the present, savoring every second of the good in the ups and knowing that the downs will soon give way to the next up.
    Peace be with you!


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