And the Beat goes on…..

And the Beat goes on…..

La de da de de, la de da de da…..

For those of you too young to recognize this, it is a line from an old Sonny and Cher song.  It sums up life—it keeps going on, in spite of tragedies and traumas all around us.

It does not stop for anything—not even for pandemics, not for losing precious loved ones, not for anything.

Life keeps going on…

There is something to be said for that—for knowing that the Sun will come out tomorrow, that one season will follow the next season, that there will be a high tide and a low tide.  There will be consistency among all the uncertainties of life.

The Beat goes on… la de da de di, la de da de da….

The One who created those consistencies is also consistent –in fact He tells us that, “I am the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.”  “ I am the rock.”  “He who listens to me and believes my words is like the man who built his house on the rock, and when the storms of life come, that house will not fall.”

La de da de de, la de da de da….Yes, the Beat goes on….

I am writing this mostly for myself—to encourage myself—I need to rely on the Rock.  I need to listen to His words.  I need to take comfort from the Lord. 

I am coming up to two very difficult things in my life—my birthday, and the loss of my son Sean.

Since I was really young, I have had a hard time around my birthday.   I don’t know why.  I do know that my mother almost lost her life when I was born.  I do know that my son died a few weeks after my birthday.  Needless to say, when my birthday comes close, I feel terribly sad—and I have felt this way since I can remember.

7 years ago, I still had my son on my birthday.  I was still terribly sad. 

I used to try to make myself feel better on my birthday, but now I just accept the sadness, knowing it will pass.  My spirit is grieving, and I let it grieve.  But in the back of my mind, I am remembering, that life will go on, no matter what…..

Yes, the Beat goes on……

So Be Encouraged!!

P.S. The featured picture is of my grandson kissing my newborn granddaughter, proof that life does indeed–go on. 🙂 At times, life goes on very sweetly, indeed. 🙂