October Cloud of The Month Winner!November 1, 2010 9:38 am 4 Comments
On January 13, 2006 my son died of SIDS. That day my family gathered at an elders house. I was so angry at God and yelled at Him. I said some very hurtful words but God did not heat them, instead He heard me ask for forgiveness and to help me see what His plan was in regards to my sons death. A few days later God introduced me to Mark Schultz. I was on my way to our church to arrange the memorial service. Micah was three and a half months old when he was called home to heaven and I was doing my best to understand this. Well I was listening to K-Love and “He Will Carry Me” came on. I just burst into tears. I got off the freeway and headed to our local Christian Bookstore. I had to get the CD. I purchased “Stories & Songs.” Five years later I still cry when I hear this song but it is a good cry because I know that He has carried me through the death of my son and continues to carry me through life and “He’s My Son” is the song that has helped my husband through this as well. The story does not stop there.
Mark’s music started to really speak to me. “Walking Her Home” is the song that my husband and I call “our” song. After we adopted our little girl, we heard “Everything to Me.” Oh how I love that song. Now the newest song is “What It Means To Be Loved.” Our daughter was born with hydrocephalus and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. The doctors could not tell us if she would walk or talk. We knew that she was meant to be our daughter and God placed her in our hearts for a reason that we did not know but trusted in Him. Well she will be 5 years old in a few months and she has proved the doctors wrong. She is running and talks my ear off. I just wanted to give her the world and love her. I never prevented her from doing anything because of her medical conditions. At times I was so afraid that she would get hurt but instead I have cherished every minute with her and she has taught me what it means to live life to the fullest. She is my everything. Daddy does not look forward to that day when a boy comes knocking on our door but knows that it will happen before we know it.
So Mark’s songs have touched me in many ways. God is using Mark’s voice to touch so many people in so many different ways. How could one artist have four different songs that have such an influence in one persons life?
Thank you so very much for your songs and may God continue to use you to speak to others in the form of a song(s).
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