Nov 24, 2008

I Hope You Dance

At the seashore, my oldest teen was in her own world and danced and spun around in the water. I snapped picture after picture wondering what she was thinking and just thrilled that whatever joy was going on in her heart and mind was being expressed. She was oblivious to passers-by and she seemingly did not have a care in the world. I thought of Zephaniah 3:17 and how the LORD exults over us (as written about here.) And I also thought of the line "will I dance for you Jesus?" from the song I Can Only Imagine . But, these pictures just seemed to fit some of the lyrics to a Lee Ann Womack song:

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,

Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
I hope you dance.
I hope you dance...
I hope you dance.
I hope you dance...
I hope you dance...
(Time is a wheel in constant motion
Always rolling us along
Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where those years have gone)
I hope you dance...


Michelle Bentham said...


Thanking God for you this evening and hoping you my friend are dancing as well!

I'm tagging you for a fun blog game... So hop on in the water's fine. Stop on by and make your list then play along with your old blog sis!

I'm a poet and didn't know it...
Be blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

Luanne said...

Awesome pictures--and wonderful memories!

thanks so much for your sweet post, Lora.

God does knit hearts together--even over the web.

Thanks for praying for me.

God bless!

Cindy said...

Hi Lora,

The pictures are beautiful! What a beautiful post.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts.


Lora said...

My friend Michelle,
I'm playing your game, it was fun reading about you. I wish I would have known you love to sing when we were together in August. You could have done some singin' in the rain!

I agree dear one, I agree. I'm so thankful the Lord has allowed our paths to cross.

Welcome Cindy. And thank you kindly for your sweet words.