Monday, October 10, 2011


I love the Rascal Flatts song "Stand."  It's been my grief battle hymn since Steve died.  I've spent time on my knees, I wanted to give up, I've bent til I thought I would break...but when push came to shove, I've done alright.

A little bit of heaven floated down on me Saturday.  
I felt JOY...real joy.  
The joy of doing something good and for a good reason.  
The joy of accomplishment, camaraderie, of belonging.  

I danced again. 
I smiled again.

And the song was right...

"Every time you get up
And get back in the race
One more small piece of you
Starts to fall into place"

The pieces are slowing coming back together, Steve.
And I'm not just standing...
I'm dancing...
And I don't plan to hang up my dancing shoes.



Jan Hurd said...

You are amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

Ann Cruit: You go girl! When I saw you were dancing, I smiled because I remembered what a great dancer you were, and I HOPED you would rediscover that joy. If I've learned anything in the last year, it's been to enjoy the small things, and try to rediscover your passions. One day at a time, Cindy. Love you, girl!

Pam said...

The Lord has moved you to a new level. You are starting to feel alive again for the first time in a long time. I'm so proud of you and your accomplishments. Steve would want you to enjoy life to the fullest.
You keep dancing,smiling and love life because you got a lot ahead.
Love you,

composerannie said...

Your joy shone out of you on Saturday night...we should have used you as a spotlight you were so bright!!'

Unknown said...

I'm so happy for you! Steve was definitely shouting joys up in heaven!

Derek Conrad Brown said...

You're awesome Cindy!

Ginger said...

Congratulations on your latest accomplishment! You worked so hard, and it certainly paid off. Continue to let your light shine:)

Mika said...

I accidentally found this blog, and this song is the very thing I needed to get back up after getting kick in the balls by the adversity life throws out at you.

thanks for posting this video up and by the unexplainable timing of this song.

Jessica Hanson said...

You looked amazing and genuinely elated! Wish I could have had the opportunity to see you in person :/