Where angels fly

I had every intention of showing you my ‘redecorranged’ bathroom today.  It’ll have to wait.  My son, who is JUST FINE, was hit by a drunk driver on the interstate late last night.   He walked away unscathed from a potentially life-threatening accident.   That kind of news changes your plans.  It changes the way you look at your children.  It changes the color of the dogwoods.  It makes  all things new.  


May I never take for granted the strum of your guitar,

the strength of your beliefs,

the things that remind me of the little boy in you,

the amazing songs you write,

those baby blues,

and the sweet sound of your voice.

God has given me a gift.  I am blessed beyond measure to be your mother.  And I see you with new eyes today.  I will pray for you from a vulnerable heart.   I will cry tears of joy and purpose to be thankful.

And when the time comes—- and it’s coming very soon—-to let you go……..

I will remember that you are the Lord’s planting……entrusted to me but for a little time.   May he multiply the days, restore the years, keep you safe and give the growth.  And may you become ‘an oak of righteousness’ for His sake and His glory.  Strong and true.

I couldn’t be more proud.  Love you long time,
I’ll end this emotional day by playing this song for Taylor and Caiti that I used to sing to them every night before bed.

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  • Mrs. Dunbar says:

    I hope Taylor is fine; physically and emotionally. You too.

    Everything can change so quickly, can’t it?

  • Ruthie says:

    God is good… I am so very thankful that Taylor is fine. Nothing can bring you to your knees faster than your child being run off the road. It changes your perspective of the world and of your child. Wrap your arms tightly around him for a bit and then loosen them again so the two of you can continue to grow. Much love to you tonight Edie.

  • Oh My Word says:

    I’m so thankful all is well – I’ll rejoice with you.

    And thank you for the beautiful prayer from your heart.


  • "Hello... It's Me Again..." says:

    I’m so glad he is alive and well. Things like this can sure change the way we look at life.

  • patty says:

    …oh edie… let me wipe away the tears (yours and mine). God is good.

  • Michele says:

    Oh Edie! I am praising the Lord that Taylor is okay. Bless your heart, and his too. . . how scary, how very, very scary. Life is all about perspective isn’t it?

  • Love Being a Nonny says:

    Praising the Lord for your Taylor. Isn’t it good when we see them through NEW EYES?

  • Alison says:

    Oh, my goodness–that is so scary. I’m so glad he’s okay and you’ve found the joy of being his mama all over again.

  • Vintagesquirrel says:

    I can only imagine the relief and gratitude you are experiencing at this time. Praise the Lord Taylor is going to be fine. Because of your scare, I will hug my ‘babies’ a little tighter today.

  • EVN says:

    Praise God…he is good ALL the time!

  • Christi says:

    Edie, bless your heart! So thankful that he is okay!

  • Neisey says:

    Oh my word! I’m so happy that he is safe. Praise God!

  • Jessica says:

    Thank goodness you still have that awesome son of yours to hug every day. I had a dream Jaxon and I were in a horrible accident last night, it’s shook me all day. I can’t imagine how you must feel! Beautiful post, give him extra hugs from all your blog friends who have been blessed by his music.

  • Musings of a Homeschooling Mom says:

    I am so thankful he is safe. God is good!

  • Ami says:

    So glad he’s fine physically. The emotional side may take a little longer to surface/work out after a traumatic car accident, but I have no doubt that you can guide him though it.

    Take a breath- I know if I were you I would have been waiting to exhale for a while with worry and angst.

  • emily says:

    Edie, I don’t know what to say. I am thankful right there with you. I will take this tragedy turned miracle and weave it right into my perspective today. Thank you for sharing it.

  • Ruby Red Slippers says:

    Thank the Lord-Wow…Life can change without warning-and I am so glad it didn’t in this circumstance…

  • Holly says:

    Thank you Heavenly Father for Your protection over this family. Please keep Your presence ever-so-near them as they process and heal from this scary situation. Amen

  • Julie Magallanes says:

    I’m so glad God was watching over your son :) My daughter was in a car accident on Thursday going to soccer practice, very scary to get that call. Let’s both be thankful today. God IS good :)

  • Kathy Eller says:

    oh wow Edie…..oh wow

  • Kelly says:

    God is Good, All the Time, All the Time, God is Good.

  • Ivy Morgan says:

    oh my goodness, I’m so glad he’s okay! i love the song you posted at the end, so pretty, oh and I love your writing as well!

  • proudgrits11 says:

    I just found you through The Nester..I love you!! :) Love the thoughts on home-schooling, on parenting with grace…love it all. Oh, and the kitchen, too!! Especially the honesty with which you write. I'm listening to "Breathe In, Breathe Out" and boo-hooing. I am due any day now (my actual due date in May 6) with son #2. Our other son is 3.5 years old and we are desperate to meet our new son. This pregnancy has been a tremendous blessing–I am due on the very day I miscarried my last pregnancy, so God's goodness is soooo evident…but there are moments that you think, "What am I DOING??" Adding to your family takes such a leap of faith. To read this post, I was deeply reminded. Children…oh, they are a gift. My little boys will be big soon and I don't want to miss a thing!! Thank you for the reminder to ENJOY them and savor the time–I'll be a faithful follower of yours now! :)
    Roots & Wings

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