Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Chris Medina in American Idol...

I heard about this story from a friend who is a fan of American Idol.  This video is of Chris Medina, a contestant with a great voice but a tragic story.  A story that inspired me to believe that real love and commitment do exist.  Chris has been with his girl Julia for 6 years and were engaged to be married until two months before their wedding, when Julia had a car accident that left her with a traumatic brain injury.  They even had the video of his proposal at Starbucks where Julia had worked.  After the accident, everything changed.  But Chris went on with the engagement, stuck by her side and became, as her mother related, her number one caregiver.  In interviews, Chris quotes, "I was about to make vows just two months from the accident – through thick and thin, 'til death do us part, for better or worse," he said. "What kind of guy would I be if I walked out when she needed me the most?". Touched and inspired like everybody else of his story, Rodney Jerkins wrote a song for him entitled What Are Words . It is a powerful song about making promises and fulfilling them, about telling someone you love that you’ll be there and having them be able to count on you because you said it. Because the words that you say really mean something.

What would you do if you were in his position?  It takes great love and faith to continue fighting.

"The night has a thousand eyes, And the day but one; Yet the light of the bright world dies, With the dying sun. The mind has a thousand eyes, And the heart but one; Yet the light of a whole life dies, When love is done."

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