While I’m Waiting — John Waller (from the movie Fireproof)

January 5, 2009 at 11:19 am 5 comments

Waiting to find out if my Mom can get a flight out of the base and join my step-Dad for his heart testing and possible surgery in Germany at a military hospital there.

I will serve you while I’m waiting…
I will worship while I’m waiting…

I couldn’t initially remember where I first heard this song, but I kept catching glimpses of it today as I struggled with what to do with this day…waiting.  The song is one that has caught my attention every time I’ve heard it on the radio.  I think, “Man!  That’s a good song for us all at one point or another in life…we should all learn the words to that song.”

I looked and looked to try to catch the rest of it and finally found it–from the awesome movie “Fireproof”.  I have it on repeat in my house today.  It’s worthwhile listening to as you work even if you don’t have time to watch the video.

And…this is what I’ll be doing with today.  So, now I know how to proceed. Thanks for your continued prayers and for your love shown.

{update:  Mom commented on this post with new plans, so see that…thanks for your continued prayers as we get through this time.}


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Flights Letter to Mom

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Aunt Kay  |  January 5, 2009 at 11:29 am

    What an AWESOME song!!

  • 2. Mom  |  January 5, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Babygirl, I’m not going to make the flight over with Pop. Things didn’t work out. He will have whatever needs to be done and then I will fly with emergency med. leave to the states to be with him for a couple of weeks. That is the plan as of today. Monday. Surgery or whatever will likely be on Thurs. or Fri. Love and thanks to all the prayers that are being sent up for us. I have to tell you it is hard not being there beside him, but the Father is. So…I will keep you informed… God bless you all. Mom

  • 3. Maggie  |  January 5, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    I love you, Mom.
    We trust God.

    I pray this today for Pop:
    “My heart and my flesh may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalm)…a verse I’ve quoted many times in prayer.

  • 4. Re-Re  |  January 6, 2009 at 7:44 am

    I have loved this song since I first heard it in movie FireProof. It is so fitting and has been in my life for a couple of months. Brings tears to my eyes but, brings promise and faith to my heart. Perfect!

  • 5. Davie  |  February 16, 2009 at 1:02 am

    does anyone know the chords to this song for an acoustic guitar. i’d like to play it at my church some time.

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