Saturday, November 27, 2010

I Can Only Imagine -Food for the Soul

We had a great Thanksgiving weekend even though it was just me, Doc and the boys.  We ate, put up the tree, played games, went to a Christmas light festival and then ate some more. Trying to get in as much family time as we can since Doc is leaving Sunday to go work out of town for the next couple of months.  At least he's getting off for Christmas. We'll also go see him some on weekends. Goodbyes are never easy, especially the final ones.  We lost my father in law 2 years ago to cancer.  Holidays can be a painful reminder.  Doc would love to just call and chat with his dad.  Someday there will be no more goodbyes. Hello will never end.  I can only imagine

Posting to Spirtual Sundays, Then Sings My Soul Saturdays and Sunday Song at 5 Minutes Just for Me.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a busy holiday but I know you are sad that Doc is going out of town. I know you all miss your FIL too. Holidays bring many memories of my late parents. This is one of my favorite songs of all times. Thank you for sharing.

Donnie said...

What a sweet time you had for Thanksgiving and that song is so beautiful. One of my favorites. The holidays are always hard when we can't share with the ones we loved. Lost my mother and brother in 2006, 6 weeks apart, and miss them terribly this time of year. Hope Doc has a safe venture away from home.

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e) said...

My friend Vicki died on 11/8, a few days shy of her 25th birthday. I think I've told you, she accepted Christ only hours before dying. When I heard this song that morning, I pictured her dancing, dancing!


Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

The holidays can be so hard when we've lost loved ones. My mother-in-law died suddenly in 2002 and it is at the holidays that I especially miss her...I Can Only Imagine was played at her funeral.

Sorry you will be separated from Doc..praying the time passes swiftly.


Cindy said...

I can only imagine what it will be like to have no more sorrows, no more loss of loved ones. And the ones who aren't there, won't be missed, apparently.
We have had some really sad happenings around Christmas time, but I refuse to let them dampen the joy that surrounds this time of year. Remembering that Christ arrived on Earth, God robed in flesh, to give lost humanity a chance to know the great God Jehovah!!! What could be more exciting than that knowledge!
It is just the greatest news I can think of! It over rides all my bad memories.
Thanks for the beautiful song, I'm glad you had such a lovely time with doc and the boys. Hug them tight!
Hugs, Cindy

Anonymous said...

I can only imagine was the song by MercyMe that played at my late husbands memorial.
Yes the holidays are bittersweet reminders of loved ones who have moved on, we have the wonderful memories of their time with us.

Take care, Viola over at

Donna said...

Nice to have family time and hard when these times come. I feel the same way as Doc...just wish I could talk to my mother and then I'd be OK with this death thing. You are right, someday things will be better...the BEST!!

Kitchen Hospitality said...

I'm so glad you had fun with your hubby and boys. Holidays can be melancholy when we've lost loved ones or we're not home with family.

Denise said...

Hello,I just wanted to thank you for playing I can only imagine.I have all Merci Me's cds because I kept looking for a few songs I loved as much as that one.This song is my favorite of all time.I'm sorry for your loss, time does take the pain away.God bless

seesawfaith said...

MercyMe can just hit the nail on the head with their words, can't they?

They are my go-to group when I need to be raw in my worship but just can't find enough words. I listen to them quite a bit.

Thanks for posting this. Whenever I hear them it is a blessing.

LindyLouMac said...

Calling by from Italy via Australia and Sunday Song, listening to your selection at the moment, very touching words.

Kathy said...

This is one of those songs that reaches my heart and soul - I am so thankful! Hope you have a Delightsome day,

sarah said...

sounds great...relaxing...easy

Tami said...

Hi B..your blog is lovely..thank you for sharing your sweetness and thank you for the visit too. I am now following!
xo Tami

Anonymous said...

This song never fails to stir me...Thanks for sharing.

Mya said...

This song expresses many of our thoughts. We believe, and yet death still causes us such grief. We only have this time frame so the distance in space and time seem so great. Yet for those who have gone, the time seems so short. Just as the song says, I can only imagine. My mother died at the end of October, so these thoughts are foremost in my mind.

Sue said...

I am so glad you had a beautiful Thanksgiving with your family, creating memories that will last a lifetime.I know what it is like to not have a loved one present at times like this. I pray that your family will be blessed this Christmas season and that God will fill the emptiness and void with so much hope that one day there will be no good byes.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful song, my dh and I sat and just worshiped the Lord.

Anonymous said...

Amen. I can only imagine too. I love this song. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post with us.

Natasha said...

Boy you are going to have a few tough weeks ahead of you. I am sure they will pass by very quickly. This song was a beautiful choice for you for this week. Thanks for linking it up to Sunday Song. I appreciate it.

I just wanted to let you know that next week will be the last Sunday Song party until January. Like everyone else at this time of year, I am going to be really busy over the next few weeks and I am going to have a little bloggy break over Christmas. So please join in next week for one last Sunday Song for the year!

Best wishes,

anSeL said...

good song! have a happy wednesday!