Sunday, 20 August 2006

No Mistakes

He maketh no mistake

My Father's way may twist and turn,
My heart may throb and ache,
But in my soul I'm glad to know,
He maketh no mistake.

My cherished plans may go astray,
My hopes may fade away,
But I'll trust my Lord to lead
For He doth know the way.

Tho' night be dark, and it may seem
That day will never break,
I'll pin my faith, my all in Him,
He maketh no mistake.

There's so much now I cannot see,
My eyesight's far too dim;
But come what may, I'll simply trust
And leave it all to Him.

For by and by the mist will lift
And plain it all He'll make,
Through all the way, tho' dark to me
He made not one mistake.

~A. M. Overton

To me, this piece illustrates my belief that everything happens for a reason. We may not know the reason and to us it may seem wrong but there is a reason. If we are lucky and we look hard enough that reason will become clear.

I have written before about how I believe that having CP is what is right for me. That I have it because my soul is strong enough to cope with it. That too is shown by the words of this piece.

Without a doubt I know that the path I walk is not the one my parents had hoped for me when I was a baby. It is not necessarily the path I would have chosen for myself - as little as two years ago I could never of imagined being where I am in life now. I could not fathom the Peace I feel in this place too.

My path is not a straight one, life is not that simple and at times the life I lead is hard and I wish it were not as it is. But I also know that I have a purpose in this life and that make the most of it I must.

I am Emma. I have CP and I suffer from depression. I use a wheelchair, dye my hair. I swim and craft, sail and advise. I have issues with pain and fatigue. I am who I am, I am what is right for the person I am and I will become what is right for the person who I will be.

There were no mistakes in the making of me.


Jacqui said...

Sadly, there are no mistakes.

I hate my son's CP with a passion. And yet, i love him so much and would not change him for the world.

Those statements above don't seem to go together. However, I am acutely aware that my son's CP is the price he pays for being with us. And to me, to consider anything else is unimaginable.

There wasn't any mistake here either.

Take care Emma.

Chana said...

my angel, what an honest and beautiful post. if the whole world could be as open as you...our world be so much better.

i love who you are. no apologies necessary. no explanations needed. no questions or concerns about you come to are an angel hon...i love you and i'm so glad/proud/happy you are my friend.


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