Broken Roads

We had a meeting today with a mediator to discuss open adoption.  It looks good.  After the mediator left, and the house was quiet for a moment, I caught what song was playing on the radio in the background.  It was “Bless the Broken Road” performed by Selah.

Bless the Broken Road
Jeff Hanna, Bobby Boyd, Marcus Hummon

I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn’t see how every sign pointed straight to you

Every long lost dream lead me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

I think about the years I spent just passing through
I’d like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You’ve been there you understand
It’s all a part of a grander plan that is coming true

Every long lost dream lead me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God Blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

Songs can mean different things to different people.  I know my past and my story, and this song–these words–ring so true for me.  When I look back at all the events in my life, and then look at where I am now, I can clearly see the path that God paved for me.  It was not an easy one.  There has been tremendous pain along the way.  But this much I know is true, that God blessed the broken roads that led me straight to Mary, and her to me. 

Thank you, Jesus, for filling my life with a song.  Thank you for the pain, because it only made me better able to ease her pain.  Thank you for the joy of my husband.  Thank you for your life.

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