Five Minute Friday: In Between

Life is the in-between from what is to what will be.

On Good Friday 2007, I was told that I was, most likely, in the beginning of a miscarriage with my third pregnancy.  We were scheduled for an ultrasound the Monday after Easter to confirm this.  It was a weekend full of much sorrow and tears.  My husband said we were going to spend the weekend celebrating this child regardless of the outcome because, right now, he/she was with us and that was what mattered.

I learned more about God and myself that long weekend.  By Sunday night, surprisingly, I found peace.  A song I had recently heard at church spoke to my soul and touched my pain.  I knew God was carrying me through the in-between.

But If Not

If today brings only pain and sorrow
And my heart says there’ll be no tomorrow
I’ll lift my hands to You
and ask with my small voice
That You would come to save me
I know it’s Your choice

But if not

I’ll still call You Father
I’ll still call You Lord
And I’ll still sing Your praise forever
No matter what life brings

If the day brings only persecution
For giving You my life and my heart to Your Son
If tonight my eyes close and I am alone
I’ll ask You to comfort me;
ask You to send Your angels down

But if not

I’ll still call You Father
I’ll still call You Lord
and I’ll still sing Your praise forever
No matter what life brings

– Jon Klinepeter (copyright 2000)

Ours had a happy ending although I’m aware that’s not always the case and I want to honor that.  I grow more in my faith during the in between.  I may not always embrace the in between times of life but I have learned to face them head on – no matter what life brings.



Linking up with Lisa Jo Baker and many other beautiful ladies for Five Minute Friday.  Please join us!


4 Replies to “Five Minute Friday: In Between”

  1. I’m another FMF lady — how powerful to be able to have found a measure of peace, even during such a sad and dramatic time of in between, and how extra poignant it must have seemed to have happened during Easter weekend. And what an amazing song. I’m going to have to bring it to the attention of my husband (who’s worship director at our church). Thank you.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Natalie- and thank you for the kind comment. I tried to find the actual song to link up. I have the cd but couldn’t find it online. It was put out by Willow Creek Church in 2002-the cd is called Alive (it may be in more than one place?). It is an amazing song- hope that info helps 🙂

  2. This is such a beautiful post mom. I read this while sitting beside Ellie and it really made me realize how lucky I am to have my little sister on this earth with me. I can’t imagine what my life would be without her. Thank you for this amazing post 🙂 xx

    1. Thanks, Claire Bear 🙂 I can’t imagine my life without any of you…

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