Wow, hard to know where to begin! We have had such a ridiculously cool last few days that I knew I wouldn’t do any part of it justice trying to cram it all into one blog. And on top of that, I really feel God laying some things on my heart that I want to express as well. So where do I begin? Oh, I know, with my SUPER COOL AMAZING SURPRISE FLASH MOB that our friends/family/community pulled off for us. They did it to Mandisa’s “Overcomer” and I still cannot watch this without getting all choked up. Here’s the youtube video!
I get goosebumps every time! I thought we were taking the kids to go meet my friend and her kids for ice cream and this is what happened. These people (some of them I didn’t even know!!) practiced a ridiculous amount and had secret meetings and a whole secret facebook page for like a month and I never had a clue. Like, I was seriously clueless.
The song obviously has a special place in my heart as it’s hard to listen to it and not feel empowered to face anything! And the music video has been a huge blessing as a means of talking to our son, who is 3, about cancer and what mommy’s going through. He’ll watch it and ask about where her [Robin Roberts’] hair went or what they’re doing to him [Scott Hamilton] and I’ve found it’s been a helpful tool in explaining what mommy gets done when she goes to the doctors and other things like that. Sidenote, he also continually asks where the pretty girl [Mandisa] is when she’s not on the screen. Haha, this kid, he is a little ladies’ man already!! Here’s the real music video:
There is absolutely nothing that we cannot overcome with God’s help. And I don’t think “overcoming” necessarily means getting out of the circumstances, like being healed in my instance. Overcoming means setting our focus solely on God and letting Him do what He wants to in the situation. I feel like an overcomer because through Christ, I can face anything without fear knowing exactly who has my back. I already have overcome this, no matter what my future holds! I’m an overcomer! 🙂
Here are a few of my favorite pics from the event, or “Community Gathering” as my super-sneaky friends were calling it! Lol!
AND they did it again in church this morning. *sigh* So stinkin cool!
Like, I really love these people. A lot. This is so much of our church and support system (and it’s not even everyone!). We are BLESSED and I have a really hard time right now feeling anything but grateful. People kept asking me what I thought about it, and I just couldn’t, and still cant, put it into words. I just can’t imagine people going through all of this trouble to encourage me. I know, without a doubt in my mind, that I will watch this over and over when I am feeling down or discouraged.
Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who helped put all this together and who participated. There aren’t words to describe the warm fuzzy feeling I get thinking about it! Love you guys!!!
Coming soon in part 2, crossing #2 (#2 lol….) off my bucket list! Seeing Hillsong live and worshiping with my all-time favorite band!! 🙂