This is another story about my obsession with the song Everlong by Foo Fighters. I listen to it almost every morning as part of my morning quiet time and as a result, it's become the theme song for my life.
I've waited here for you
I throw myself into
And out of the red
Out of her head she sang
I looked at Grant and he said, “Oxygen is everywhere, they probably don’t need to add it.” I nodded.
And I pointed out that the bottle was a nice blue glass bottle and Grant noted that the needle dropper was also made out of glass and we concluded that that was a hallmark of quality pharmaceuticals.
And we dropped 10 drops each into our water bottles.
So I can breathe you in
Hold you in
And he lives far away so we have to make great efforts to see each other in person and recently he re-routed some of his business travel so he could be in Nashville when the kids and I returned - fully oxygenated, mind you - from China so that he could give us a hug and a tray full of Starbucks before he made his way east and home.
But we got way-laid on the way from China and I will spare you my sob story of why but the net effect was that we were not in Nashville to receive the coffee or the hugs and my guy (we’ll settle for that for now) made his way east before we got to see him. And I was terribly disappointed and so was he but as we texted later that night we came to an important realization together, which is that we are not in control of how things work out and God always has plans that are bigger and better than the ones we make and if we keep filling our lives with our own plans we don’t leave any space for God to do his work.
And so we prayed together over FaceTime and thanked God for the space he had just created in our lives, and we asked him to do His work there.
When I sing along with you
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again
You gotta promise not to stop when I say when I say when