Friday, December 9, 2011

And The Winner Is

So the winner of The Purpose of Christmas book is Judy!  Please email me your address and I will send it out to you!

I apologize to all those that tried to comment on my contest post.  I have heard from some friends and family that they were not able to post a comment for some reason.  And I don't know enough yet to figure out what the problem might be.  If anyone has any suggestions please let me know!  I am sorry again to all those who tried to comment.  I will hopefully have other contests in the future.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Visit with Santa

Ok so Bill and I stopped at Petsmart on Sunday to grab some treats for the boys because we were out and guess who was there--SANTA!  I looked at Bill and he just knew what was going to happen next.

He was only there for another hour so we ran home, got Kahlua and Oreo, and made it back in plenty of time.  The Humane Society of Missouri was putting it on so I don't feel so bad about being crazy because the proceeds are going to a good cause.   Kahlua was timid as usual and Oreo warms up to anyone right away.  I am surprised that Kahlua even sat next to Santa on the floor and didn't move.  They did a good job and I think it turned out cute.

And don't forget to enter to win one of my favorite books from my last post.  You can check it out here

Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Favorite Christmas Book GIVEAWAY!

The Purpose of Christmas by Rick Warren

We hear all the time "Jesus is the Reason for the Season"  but do we really make Him the center of the celebration?  I know for myself that it is easy for my focus to get lost when I am standing in lines forever long in the stores in December, or when I am bombarded with Frosty, Rudolph, the Grinch, etc, or when I am worried about how I am going to get everything done in a short amount of time.  There is always so much to do during the holiday season and it can get very overwhelming to me at times.  So I was very happy to come across this book a few years ago.  I have opened it the past couple years since as a reminder to myself of Who and What we are really celebrating.  It helps me keep all my preparations toward Jesus and his birthday.  The book is not long so it is easy to read at a busy time.  In fact, the first year I read it I was able to finish it in just a few days.  Now I like to take a few minutes in the evening to savor a few pages at a time.  It has become my favorite Christmas book and that is why I wanted to share it with you.  

I happen to have an extra copy of the book and would like to give one of my reader's a special gift this Christmas.  If you would like to receive this book there are two ways of entering the contest.  1) Leave me a comment on this post sharing how you try to keep Jesus as the Reason for the Season and 2) Become a Follower of my blog and leave me an additional comment that you are either a current follower or have added me.  So you can earn up to two entries.  I will pick a winner at random on December 8th.  

Good Luck!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Seven Years of Wedded Bliss

November 27, 2004 was the happiest day of my life because I got to marry my best friend Bill.  We met at Target when I was just 17 and he was 19 so we dated for seven years too.  Bill was transferred to the particular Target that I worked at just for the summer before my senior year at high school.  He was from a different town and school so it makes me smile to see how God's hand was really in this plan of lining us up to meet each other.  Bill was working undercover security at Target and I was working in the jewelry section so he was hanging around there a lot.  I remember very clearly having a strong feeling that I needed to get to know this guy.  He always says he saw a beam of light around me as I was folding clothes in the store one day.  (I told you this might be cheesy).  But what we felt and saw was true because the rest is history.  We were together since then and everyday our relationship grows.  I am so thankful for Bill and I love being his wife.

*Warning many pictures ahead!*  I always pictured a Christmas wedding and that is just what we did.  It was over Thanksgiving weekend but Christmas was up everywhere so it was the start to the holiday season.
I loved the traditional look of my dress:
My bridesmaids wore red:
Here is our whole wedding party:
I always pictured a fur lined dress but they didn't have that, however I did find a fur lined cape that I wore over my dress:
We took pictures at a local greenhouse where their poinsettia show had just begun that weekend:

We set up the tables the day before with christmas boxes filled with chocolates for favors and it is hard to see in the picture but everyone also had a set of jingle bells to ring when they wanted us to kiss:
Everyone also left with a christmas ornament that had their place card in it: 
This is the card holder my dad made for me:
Here is our beautiful cake with Mickey and Minnie under the mistletoe as our topper:
Father/Daughter Dance, My dad passed away 5 months later so this picture is very special to me:
Uncle Jim playing the accordian for the chicken dance and some polka, a tradition in our family
Just Married!

We had a fabulous day and I wouldn't change a minute of it.  I love looking back over our album and video  (especially the part where Bill gets choked up during the vows :) so sweet.  We are still so grateful for all our family and friends who supported us that day and continue to be a support to us in our marriage.  

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Yay!  I just finished working this evening and that means Thanksgiving is here!  We are leaving tomorrow to travel home to family in Chicago and I am very excited and thankful to have this quality time to spend with them.  I am very thankful for my wonderful husband and best friend Bill.  I am very thankful this year for our family and friends who continue to be such a great source of support for us.  I feel very blessed to have a roof over my head and food on my table to eat everyday.  I am thankful for my job and Bill's job.  I am thankful for our health.  I am also very grateful that God opened our hearts to adoption and is providing us with the means to do so.  I am thankful for God providing me with patience as we wait (most days anyway :)!).  And I am grateful for God's love and grace.  With that alone my cup runneth over!

I was so surprised tonight when I got to work to see these flowers on the desk in the Pilates studio.  It had a card with it that said "Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude.  You are an amazing and inspiring instructor.  I am thankful for you"  What a sweet gesture of appreciation!  The funny thing is though there wasn't a name of who sent it.  I don't know if they wanted to remain anonymous or if the florist forgot to put the name on the card.  So it has me wondering who it is so I can thank them.  Definitely warms my heart to know that people enjoy my classes.

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I just have to vent this evening about a situation in our area.  There was a missing one year old baby boy  reported yesterday.  It was all over the news all day.  The mother went to sleep and woke up and said the baby was gone.  It was all very fishy from the beginning because there was no forced entry.  It breaks my heart to tell you that he was found dead a few hours later and the story has been unfolding since.  Today the news announced that the mother admitted to beating little Tyler because he wouldn't be quiet in his crib and then disposed of his body.    

I am sure you that are parents out there are broken hearted at the thought of how someone could ever do something to hurt your child.  I am sure there are moments that get extremely difficult but it would never be a reaction to hurt your child.  My heart is heavy this evening because I know what it is like to wish to be blessed with a child so much that all I can do is cry out to the Lord this evening and ask why!? There are many people out there who would love and parent a child if they could and yet there are those parents out there who can and yet choose to make extremely poor decisions.

I just wanted to ask you this evening to pray for baby Tyler, to pray for his family that will miss him and to pray that God be with his mother.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

What You Can Do

As you may have noticed my main focus lately has been National Adoption Awareness Month.  I posted recently about the history of how it began but an important question then is how can we support it?  I have found many great websites about this topic with lots of suggestions so here are just some of my favorites:

1) Support Adoption Foundations like the National Adoption Foundation and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption as a couple examples 

2) Learn positive adoption language. This will help end the myth that adoption is second best. By using positive adoption language, you’ll reflect the true nature of adoption, free of stereotypes.

Below are some examples of positive and negative adoption language.

Positive Adoption Language      Negative Adoption Language
Birth Parent                             Real Parent
My Child                                  Adopted Child; Own Child
Make an adoption plan               Give up your child
To Parent                                 To Keep
Child Placed for Adoption            An Unwanted Child
Court Terminated                      Child Taken Away

3) Purchase an adoption bracelet for yourself or someone you know who has been touched by adoption. All profits from an Adoption Prayer Bracelet go to a non-profit which helps birth mothers, children, and adoptive parents.

4) Pray for Adoption

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dog Gone Tired

Bill is probably not going to like that I am sharing this photo but that is what happens when you nap at 5:30pm.  Kahlua and Oreo love snuggling and now that the weather is getting a little colder what better way to spend an evening.  So since everyone is sleeping does this mean I don't have to make dinner? :)

Oh and I caught this photo this weekend.  I didn't know where Oreo was and this is where I found him.  He has been sleeping under his bed lately.  Hmmm maybe he gets that from Bill who sleeps under his pillows (see above photo). He He

Thursday, November 3, 2011

History of National Adoption Awareness Month

History Lesson
Sixteen years ago President Clinton proclaimed November as National Adoption Month but its origins go back further than that back thirty five years for that matter. Back to then governor of Massachusetts, Michael Dukakis who announced an Adoption Week for his state. Soon thereafter the event went national with Gerald Ford. 
Adoption advocates realized, however, that more time was needed to raise awareness about the need for adoption and to hold adoption related events. So, in 1995, President Clinton made the event a month long observance.

Last year President Obama started off National Adoption Month with a proclamation: "Giving a child a strong foundation; a home, a family to love, and a safe place to grow is one of life's greatest and most generous gifts. Through adoption, both domestic and international, Americans from across our country have provided secure environments for children who need them, and these families have benefited from the joy an adopted child can bring. Thanks to their nurturing and care, more young people have been able to realize their potential and lead full, happy lives."

That statement about giving young people the ability "to realize their potential and lead full, happy lives" seems especially cogent after the recent death of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Most of the articles I read memorializing this man who changed the way the world experienced computers, listened to music, made and enjoyed movies, and realized the purpose of their phones, mention adoption only in passing. As an adoptive mother, I have asked myself whether Jobs would have achieved what he did, had the vision, confidence, and work ethic without the environment his adoptive parents provided during his formative years. 

The iconic image of a apple with the bite out of it is such an apt metaphor for how Steve Jobs approached his life. I believe what the pundits have said about Jobs being remembered alongside the likes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. 
The theme for National Adoption Month for 2011 is "Build Capacity to Make Lasting Change". No doubt that adoption made a lasting change on Steve Jobs life, as well as the rest of the world. And so, we should all ask ourselves how we can facilitate adoption so all kids can realize their potential.

article from Margie at 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November is National Adoption Awareness Month

"Build Capacity to Make Lasting Change"

This is the theme for National Adoption Month 2011.  Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. While all adoption-related issues are important, the particular focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care.  I think this month is very important to look at how we can all help make a difference in our world by giving ALL children a chance to thrive.  Now it is not saying we should all run out and adopt, but raising awareness can bring to light that we can all make an effort to understand adoption facts from myths, learn positive adoption language, know the great need for placement in our country and internationally, and support adoption foundations.   

I will be posting more information and things you can do throughout the month so stay tuned!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone has a safe Halloween.  I am working this evening so Bill is in charge of passing out the candy and keeping the dogs from barking everyone's ears off.  Since I won't be there I know Bill is not going to put costumes on the boys but I will share with you the picture we have from a couple years ago.

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

We didn't do it

My dogs overall are very good dogs but as we all can be a little rambunctious at times these two are no exceptions.  So I wanted to share something with you that made me laugh.  Bill was gone and I was working downstairs in the basement and I thought it seemed way too quiet.  As I looked around the room and realized neither dog was sleeping anywhere near I had a suspicious feeling that they were up to no good. As I approached the top of the stairs and hallway this is what I found.

They look sweet and innocent don't they?  What made me laugh was how they just sat there too like "what toilet paper mom?"  As mischievous as these guys can be (especially when you leave the bathroom door open which is not usually allowed in our house to avoid such occassions) I love them to pieces! Even when they get into trouble.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Fun

We have really been enjoying this wonderful October.  The leaves have been changing but the weather has still been warm and sunny here with a cool breeze.  To me that is the perfect fall weather.  I would rather have that than the gloomy rainy days.

So besides the great weekend we just had with our visitors, this October has also been filled with lots more fun.  We enjoyed a day at the wineries and dinner with our friends Cayte and Matt and Jen and Frank.
Here are the girls:

And here are the guys:

This was our scenery for the day.  So beautiful to watch the sunset.

Cayte and Matt, Bill and I

We also spent a day at Eckert's Farm with Bill's mom.  We had a great dinner there and picked up some yummy fall food, pumpkins and mums.

And to end here is what I did with the decorations we picked up:

What a great fall!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mystery Solved

In my last post I was awaiting the arrival of my cousins Kristen and Kim.  They also told me a surprise guest would be with them.  Sooo the mystery guest friend Wendy!  I have not seen Wendy since Christmas time last year so it was a very fun surprise to see her on my doorstep.  She went to high school with me and Kristen and they ran into each other about a month ago and started planning the whole thing.  They arrived around 11:30pm so I gave Wendy a tour of our house since this was her first time here and then we headed to bed.

It was such a beautiful fall day that we decided to spend the afternoon at my favorite winery, Montelle.  It has such a gorgeous view and is always fun with the live music and people just out having fun.  

Then at midnight we went to historical downtown St. Charles for a ghost tour.  It was really interesting.  The tour guide knew a lot about the history of St. Charles and shared with us many stories of its past.  We did not encounter any sightings but there was some "paranormal energy" in the area as the EMF's he had indicated and we watched a key turn in his hand without any prompt from him.  Here is our scary ghost tour photo:

And here is one with our Pumpkin Spice Lattes:

Before they headed out we had lunch on the patio.  It was 83 degrees today.  I know a cold front is coming so it was so nice to soak up this wonderful fall weekend with warm weather, great friends and family, and lots of fun!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mystery Guest

Sorry blogging friends.  I can't believe my last post was that long ago.  Where does the time go?  It has just been busy here with work, Bill's dad visiting, home projects, recovering from having my wisdom teeth removed etc.  I have all these ideas for posts and just haven't had a chance to write.  So I promise not to leave you hanging for so long next time.

I am currently getting my house ready for my cousins Kristen and Kim who are visiting this weekend. I am sooo excited.  They are arriving tomorrow evening.  We don't have anything planned for during the day on Sat yet but it is supposed to be a beautiful 70 degree sunny fall day so anything can happen.  Then at midnight we are going to a ghost tour in an old town near here.  What is really fun too is that they told me last weekend that there is also another person coming....a mystery guest!  Now I know it will be a fun surprise but it has been killing me all week.  I can't wait to see who it is! and then share with all of you:)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Gone Dancing

Performance today with Arrive Dance Company at the Taste of St. Louis

I will leave you all with a great quote for the day:

Have a good day!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Ending the Week on a High Note

This has been a long week and boy am I glad it is Friday.  Finding out I have to have my wisdom teeth pulled out was definitely not fun, but I have had some pain off and on for awhile so I will be glad when it is done.  Then the day I spent fighting with our insurance company was fun too, but I am thankful to have insurance.

However I am choosing to end this week on a high note friends.  Bill and I called our adoption specialist this week and it really lifted our spirits.  There is usually not much she can tell us because there is not much to say until we are chosen for a match.  This time though, along with saying we are still being shown the average amount of times as other waiting families, she said she has been hearing great comments about our profile.  She said she doesn't always get feedback, but she has heard from some birth mothers that they like our profile and we seem like we are an active couple and would be good parents.  These mothers could be anywhere in their adoption process though so they may or may not be at the point of making a decision yet.  When you don't hear anything for 6 months it was music to our ears to hear that at least some are viewing and responding in a good way to our profile.

And to top it off this place opened this week right by our house:  
I love this place!  I don't know if it is the chicken, the variety of dipping sauces, or the friendly service you don't find too often anymore.  I even tried to be vegetarian for about a week and then this place opened near us.  Now that there is one just around the corner this could be bad.
...or all depends on how you look at it :)


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Will we hit 2.99/gallon?

Gas prices have definitely been up and down for the last several months but never quite as low as they have been.  In the last couple weeks we have been holding pretty steady in the 3.20's-3.30's so when I saw it hit 3.19 I was floored.  I asked Bill if he thought it would go down any more or if they were just teasing us before it sky rocketed again.  He thought for sure that was the lowest it would get.  Well since then, it has dropped to 3.17, then 3.14, and even 3.12.  So when I saw it at 3.09 yesterday I just had to take a picture.  I couldn't believe my eyes.  Keep going! I want to see it hit below three dollars baby!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Why I Love Him

I was having a rough day yesterday and ended up calling my hubby a couple times during the day to make me laugh.  He can always help me put a smile on my face.  I just was not up to going to work that evening as I just didn't think I could focus on Pilates.  But when I got there these flowers were waiting for me with a note that said "I hope your day gets better, have some good classes".  

That is why I love him!  

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Target Trip

This week there are some good bargains at Tar-Jay, especially if you like Kashi items.  They have their Kashi items Buy 5 Get 1 Free this week.  And when you stack coupons on top of that it was definitely time to stock up.  I was very happy with this because I want to save money but I also want to make sure we are still eating healthy too.  Here is what I scored:
4 Kashi meals, 2 boxes of crackers, 1 box of cookies, 1 box of pita chips, 3 boxes of granola bars, 1 bottle of glass cleaner, 2 hand soaps, 1 can of shaving cream, 1 can of hairspray, box of Schick disposable razors, 7-count Zyrtec, and Advil.

The total got close to $60 when the cashier first rang everything up, but after coupons (which today I had one for every item I purchased) my total with tax was $30.98!

You can find the coupons for Kashi granola bars, cereals and snack items on the Target Coupon Page. You can also print these coupons here:
$.75/1 Kashi Frozen Entree or Pizza 
$1/3 Kashi GoLean Bars, Single Serve or Multi-packs

Thanks to Clippin with Carie for always helping me find great deals!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fun with Friends and Family (Part 2)

After my visit with friends in IN, I headed back to MO where my mom and sister's family arrived the night before for a fun labor day weekend with Bill and I.  The drive back wasn't bad and I gained an hour so I was home by noon.  It was too hot and humid to do anything outdoors that day so we suggested the Science Center.  It was nice because this was something my sister, brother-in-law, and nieces had never done in any of their previous visits.  They had lots of fun hands-on things to do for the girls.  Their favorite was building the arch.

Then on Sunday we went to Busch Stadium for a Cards game.  We are all really Cubs fans, but enjoy watching baseball in general.  Most of the day was overcast and the temp had dropped dramatically.  It was fine with us.  We were happy we were not sweltering in the sun like yesterday would have been.

Bill and I love having visitors.  It is hard to live away from our families so we cherish the quality time we get to have when they are here.  In fact we have three more weekends of visitors coming up in Sept/Oct. I have often told Bill it would be fun to own and run a bed and breakfast- welcome to our Inn!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


I know I was due to give you Part 2 of my friends and family week, but when I went to schedule my post for Sunday I just had to postpone it.  Today I am remembering those whose lives were forever changed on 9-11.

Most of us probably remember just where we were and what we were doing that awful day.  I was a senior in college and on my way to attend class that morning.  I heard on the radio that a plane had hit the World Trade Center.  It didn't even phase me yet because I thought I must have heard wrong or there was some weird program.  As I entered the building, it was eerily quiet as the only sound that could be heard throughout the halls were the news reporters coming from every classroom TV.  It was at that moment that I realized that what I had heard on the radio was real and it wasn't just an accident.  No one was teaching so I joined some students in the next classroom I passed and sat down.  People came and went, but no one said a word.  I just remember everyone staring at the screen in complete disbelief.  When I returned to my apartment I called my family and talked to everyone to tell them I loved them.  

 I pray for those whose lives were lost that day.  I pray for all those who have to go on living without their loved ones because of such an evil act.  I pray that Jesus reaches the hearts of those who want to hurt innocent people.

Where were you and what were you doing on September 11?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fun with Friends and Family (Part 1)

Well I am back...from my trip and back to my blog.  It has been a fun week and as I promised I have some pics to share with you.  I started out my trek to Indiana and met up with a college professor and her husband.  They continue to be very good friends to both Bill and I and it has been a few years since I had seen them last.  We had a very nice dinner and I was able to share with them the news of our adoption in person.  I was so bummed though that I forgot to use my camera that evening to take a picture of us.  It was nice being near Ball State campus again and it flooded my mind with great memories.

Then I traveled to northern Indiana to visit my dear friend Heather and her family.  She was my roommate for the first two years in college (Woody-Shales 532 to be exact!)  We went potluck and to this day I feel so lucky to have been matched up with her.  We were told they never put two people together with the same major, but I still remember the first call I made to her where we discovered we were both dance majors.  We share a love for dance along with our strong love for God, family, and friends.  I love her sweet personality and genuinely kind heart.

Moving in to the dorms
Senior Year

Our recent visit
We stood up at each other's weddings and now Heather and her husband Ryan have two adorable little boys.  I brought some of my scrapbooks with me and we had a great time looking through old pictures and reminiscing about our college days.  We chatted about everything and anything that night and when we looked at the clock it was 3am!

We think it is funny that
these are actually "in"now

After a little sleep I headed to visit my wonderful friend Nikki and her family.  We met our first year in college but Nikki was also my roommate junior and senior year where we lived in the on campus apartments.  Nikki and I love to be a little crazy together and I just love her fun spirit.  She is such a loyal friend and I am so lucky to know her.  She would do anything for me including washing my hair to get the blood out after I cracked open my head and had to have 8 staples.  (It may sound like that had to do with one of our crazy moments but actually I fainted and fell straight back- me and fainting is a whole other post)  But seriously I don't know what I would have done without her that day.

Senior Year
Our recent visit
We stood up at each other's weddings and now Nikki and her husband Eric have a little boy and girl.  We spent the evening doing a little shopping and then sat down to enjoy a nice sangria.  I was glad to spend time with her but it was way too short as always.

What I love most about these girls is that no matter how much time and distance may come between us we pick up right where we left off.  Maybe that is why it is hard to believe that next spring will be 10 years since we graduated!

I headed back to St. Louis on Sat because my mom, sister and her family all came to visit for Labor Day weekend.  It was a busy week of visiting and having visitors but I loved every minute.  Check back for Part 2!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

On the road

I am currently on a trip to IN to visit some friends.  It has been a long time and I am so glad to finally have a chance to see them.  I love that I still keep in touch with my college room mates.  They stood up at our wedding and have been there for me through so much since then too.

I will also get to see a professor that I still keep in touch with and her husband.  They were wonderful to me back then and I love that they are still a part of my life.  When studying dance in college, classes were usually small and instructors went by their first names.  So that, along with the many hours we spent with instructors in class, rehearsals, the theatre etc., it was not unusual to become really good friends.

See you again soon with a post about my trip!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Our Little Visitor

So my darling husband comes back inside the house the other evening from taking the dogs out.  He says, Diane I have something to show you outside, but before I do promise me you will NOT touch it.  I didn't quite know what he was up to either.  I promised but as soon as he showed me I understood why he said what he did.

Don't you just want to scoop this baby bunny up and cuddle him!  My hubby knows me so well!  

The dogs actually spotted him laying on the warm rocks all tucked away safe.  I was very worried about where the mother was, but we did finally see her and the little one together later that evening. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Try not to think about it?

Ever heard this before? I have heard this phrase for many things and unfortunately one too many times in relation to waiting for our baby.  Crazy right? How does one do that when the only thing you want to think about is the VERY thing you are casually being told- just don't think about it. Frustrating.

Well I can't do that but I have been doing this: singing at the top of my lungs in the car, at home, whenever I need it!  I think by throwing my voice into the heavens it helps me to remember to give my worries to the one who loves us most.  If you you have never done that you should try it- it is exhilarating!  I started listening to Joy FM, a contemporary Christian radio station here in St. Louis and I am so glad I turned the dial.  I have come across some great artists and songs that have been so incredibly uplifting.  I feel like some of them are totally speaking to me.  And I would like to share with you the song that has been really helpful to me right now- Lift Me Up by The Afters.  The lyrics are inspiring, the singing is beautiful, and the beat is hard to get out of your head.  Here are the lyrics and the song to listen to.  I dare you to sing along and not just a little- I am talking your loudest voice (dancing optional) and see how you feel at the end.   It is an awesome song that reminds us of God's great love for us and how if we just cry out to Him, He will always be there to carry us.  I think this is much better than just "trying not to think about it"!

"Lift Me Up"

Waiting for the sunrise
Waiting for the day
Waiting for a sign
That I'm where you want me to be

You know my heart is heavy
And the hurt is deep
But when I feel like giving up
You're reminding me
That we all fall down sometimes
But when I hit the ground

You lift me up when I am weak
Your arms wrap around me
Your love catches me so I'm letting go
You lift me up when I can't see
Your heart is all that I need
Your love carries me so I'm letting go

You lift me up with your love
You lift me up with your love
You lift me up with your love
You lift me up

I know I'm not perfect
I know I make mistakes
I know that I have let you down
But you love me the same

And when I'm surrounded
When I lose my way
When I'm crying out and falling down
You are here to

Lift me up when I am weak
Your arms wrap around me
Your love catches me so I'm letting go
You lift me up when I can't see
Your heart is all that I need
Your love carries me so I'm letting go

I can see the dawn is breaking
I am feeling overtaken with your love
With your love
I don't know what I can offer
In this moment I surrender to your love
To your love

You lift me up when I am weak
Your arms wrap around me
Your love catches me so I'm letting go

You lift me up when I am weak
Your arms wrap around me
Your love catches me so I'm letting go
You lift me up when I can't see
Your heart is all that I need
Your love carries me so I'm letting go

I can see the dawn is breaking
I am feeling overtaken with your love

You lift me up with your love
You lift me up with your love
You lift me up with your love
You lift me up 

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