standing on this mountaintop

During the months that we were struggling to conceive, one of my dear friends (read her story HERE) would always tell me that one day I would look back on those days from the mountaintop. It always made me smile at the thought and I would always say, "yes and it will be the best view."

So when I heard this song a week after we got our beautiful two lines, it was all I could do not to ugly cry. I was standing by myself in the lobby of the church where my brother-in-law was getting married when it came on and the tears came. It was song I had heard and sang many times but it had never held the meaning that it did then.

Listen to the song HERE.

"Standing on this mountaintop looking just how far we've come,
knowing that for every step You were with us.

Kneeling on this battleground seeing just how much You've done,
knowing every victory was Your power in us....

Scars & struggles on the way, but with joy our hearts can say
yes our hearts can say....

'Never once did we ever walk alone.
Never once did You leave us on our own.
You are faithful! God You are faithful. 

Carried by Your constant grace, held within Your perfect peace,
Never once, no, we never walk alone.

Every step we are breathing in Your grace.
Evermore we'll be breathing out Your praise.
You are faithful! God You are faithful." 

It's the song I can't stop singing right now. 
God was faithful in the valley, in the battleground, in the struggle.
God is faithful on the mountaintop, in the victory, in the miracle. 

Last week at VBS we taught the kids about God's love. One of the nights we discussed that "God's love is FAITHFUL." I loved the way they defined "faithful" for the kids... "sticking to a person or a promise.

God is so faithful and through every month of tears and every intimate moment in that valley, He never left us.... He stuck to me and He stuck to Joel and He stuck to His promise that He works all things for good. 

Most days here lately I feel I'm soaring about the mountains. 
When I see our little Sweets on the ultrasound screen. 
When I find myself imagining holding a squishy little baby of my own come February. 

This view leaves me in awe... in awe of my beautiful, faithful Creator.

But I'm so thankful for that valley...
Because of that valley, this view is even better.
Because of that valley, I feel closer to the Lord and Husband than ever before.
Because of that valley, I'm incredibly thankful for nausea & heartburn & fatigue.
Because of that valley, I relentlessly pray for the miracles of those still in it.

Never once did we ever walk alone.
Never once did He leave us on our own.
He is so so faithful. 

For the believer still in the valley...
Never once will you ever walk alone.
Never once will He leave you on your own.
He is so so faithful.

Psalm 36.5
Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the clouds.

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Are you standing on a mountaintop today? Are you willing to share?
How about those of you in the valley right now? I promise you every comment will be prayed over!



  1. That has always been one of my favorite songs! I get so excited each time I hear it on the radio :)

  2. I needed this. Hope one day it will be my time. Thank you do much, and I'm so happy for you!

  3. oh my gracious! i had a busy month and the last blog entry i read of yours was the one right before you announced your pregnancy! praise God for His kindness and mercy!! even though we don't know each other (i stumbled upon your blog some time ago), i am so thrilled for you and your husband!! congratulations!

    1. Thank you Francine! :) we are so very excited!


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