Saturday, September 10, 2011


Have you seen Les Miserables? Better yet, have you heard the beauty that is the music of Les Miz? Yesterday I was at work, filing, and so I put in my headphones and went to town. I turned on the Original (British) recording of Les Miz and just listened as it went through the story. "I Dreamed a Dream" sung by Fantine is one of my favorites. One line states "But there are dreams that cannot be, and there are storms we cannot weather."

How terribly sad. And how completely untrue. Every storm is conquerable, every dream feasible. I found a website recently called A Good Grief and I have been touched by the stories of those who have shared their losses and the cause for which the blog is maintained. So much heartache, so many tears and so many moments of perceived hopelessness. I too have experienced these things and I am here to tell you, there is no storm we cannot weather. With faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and His everlasting Gospel to guide us and lift us, we can make it through the storms of life. With people all around us who have lost and healed, we have examples of strength and hope that all will be made up, all will be right again.

Like the wonderful people who have written on A Good Grief, we have all lost something. A loved one, a job, a dream- but it will be ok. One day, one moment at a time, we will get better. I have seen so many examples of this, and it is true. There is nothing we cannot handle.


Jen said...

You are proof of that :)
Great Post! XOXO

Callie and Bryce Christiansen said...
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Callie and Bryce Christiansen said...

Emily, You didn't offend me in any way. I was simply using your point of view as something different then mine. I love your post. I only meant that your point of view is far more socially acceptable then mine and that can occasionally bother me but at the same time I understand it. Not offensive in the least. I'm sorry if that's what you got from what I said.

Laraine Eddington said...

I love the pathos in that line too, it is indescribably sad. I think Hugo uses all that misery to provide the opposition to hope.