I'm coming up on 17 years that I almost lost my soulmate that I've known for 26 years! Nine years after meeting and getting married to my wife, it's 1999 and Melinda is pregnant and we are at home enjoying a Saturday morning. Typical Saturday watching TV not wanting to get out of bed. Melinda says to me she has a headache. Little did I know that headache would change my life.......Back in a moment.
Fast forward to 2015 and I'm helping cover a Quinceañera with a buddy of mine. Mariachis are playing in the background and Mom just starts unloading these powerful notes to her daughter. I'm capturing the moments as they unfold. If you haven't heard Hermoso Cariño, google it. Heck I'll google it for you. Link here
Ok, see what I'm talking about! Wow!
So the back story to this was that when Mom was in the delivery room...........she passed away! Died! For 25 minutes, nothing. Only to be standing in front of her daughter during her 16th birthday celebration pouring her heart out. She had never sang in her life! No one in the room would know any better that she has never sang before. "I waited my whole life to sing to you" said Mom.
The LOVE a mother has for her babies is so strong it overcame the unimaginable.
For GOD so loved the world he sent his only son. We have seen it and read about it over and over.
Which is why this moment struck a cord with me. I too had to get ready to tell my soulmate goodbye........That headache I wrote about earlier was an artery that had knotted in my wife's brain. Scans showed it had hemorrhaged, say your goodbyes. I cried like a baby on my Dads shoulder. I was 22 years old. Losing my wife.
Story has it my wife told the good Lord, she wasn't ready to leave her babies and hubby just yet! HE LOVED her so much and LOVED us so much HE gave her back to us. We are going on 17 years and Lili is a Junior in High School. Me and my daughter Alexis are blessed they are still here with us.
LOVE. CAN DO AMAZING THINGS AND OVERCOME A LOT. THAT IS WHY IT IS THE GREATEST OF THESE............
I capture these moments! In an artful and creative way, I stop time for you. I know what they can mean to you one day when you may need them most.
Saying, “I called out to the Lord, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.
"Been waiting my whole life to sing to you".
It hasn't been an easy road, but we have each other and so to me.....I'm Blessed