Monday, December 17, 2007

For These Times

I experienced my first bit of sussy from the Diabetes OC late last week. I hadn't yet posted about it because I've been really busy this weekend and simply haven't had time.

I have to give my heartfelt thanks to Bernard, who read my impassioned rant about test strips and the current cost of my diabetes life. He contacted me and offered to send me a box of test strips, an extra meter, and the software & cable to download all of my pump and meter information. I have to say that is one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me. I have gotten the chance to experience the wonderful generosity of the Diabetes OC and it makes me thankful that I found you all.

And on that note, while I was cruising around on the Internet today, I found the video for Martina McBride's new song. The song is touching. It fits in with my mood and my idea of what people are really about. The video is also shot in one of my favorite cities, NYC.

I have listed the lyrics below:

In these times in which we live

Where the worst of what we live

Is laid out for all the world on the front page

And the sound of someone’s heartbreak

Is a soundbite at the news break

With a close shot of the tears rollin’ down their face

Blessed be the child who turns a loving eye

And stops to pray

For these times in which we live

In these most uncertain hours

Where the balance of power

Is a fight that is fought every day

And freedom is a word

Some cry out and some whisper

And some are just too quick to give away

Blessed be the one who stands by the one

On the battle line

For these times in which we live

Well give me a heart full of tender mercy

And arms I will open wide

For these times in which we live

Seems like the only answer is

Givin’ up on findin’ one at all

And we hide behind unsure

Pull the blinds and lock the doors

And hang a pleasant picture on the wall

Blessed is the believer who knows love is our redeemer

And the only breath of life

For these times in which we live

Well give me a heart full of tender mercy

And arms I will open wide

Yeah give me words full of loving kindness

And hands ready to hold up a light

For these times in which we live

For these times in which we live

I hope God truly grants me the heart to open my arms to those who need my help.


Anonymous said...

Aw, Bernard is the best. And so are you! Thanks for a post that made me smile.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and touching song. I am not familiar with Martina McBride so this was nice to hear-the video was touching, too.

And Bernard's sussy was very very cool. I love the diabetes OC.

Donna said...

Yay for Bernard! What a nice guy!

I love that song by Martina McBride. She has such a powerful voice & isn't afraid to sing about serious or deep subjects. This is a good one. Thanks for sharing!

Cara said...

Beth, what would be do without the OC??? I wouldn't want to think it!
Amylia, being the country music nut that I am, I know Martina well. She almost always sings song like this. They kind that inspire and make you want to get up and do something! :) And she has one of the purest voices in music, period. I'm glad you liked the video.
Donna, I knew you would appreciate the song. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Cara.

Martina McBride could sing "Three Blind Mice" and still bring tears to the eyes of everyone listening.

She (and Bernard) are about as good as they make 'em.

Scott K. Johnson said...

Bernard rocks. 'nuff said.

Bernard said...

Hey Cara

I just read this post now. I'm glad the loot arrived safely and that it'll be of some help to you.

I hope you have a wonderful New Year.

From reading your other posts it sounds like your Christmas was excellent. Even though I can't play a note, I'm envious of your fiddle. Best of luck with learning that.