Soundtrack of my Life Part VIII

Dear Ezra and Lian,

There’s 2 times in my life when I’ve thought you were doomed. The day I got the diagnosis that Ezra had Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the day Mommy and I separated. The first time I cried like a baby while holding Ezra as he slept. The second time I cried the same way while holding Lian. Both times I let my fears lead me to believe lies. I won’t expand upon those lies other than to say that I thought nothing but trouble was coming your way. I was wrong; very, very wrong. Now you can sing along, “My father said, don’t you worry child. Heaven’s got a plan for you.” (Swedish House Mafia).

Here’s the funny thing; because those things happened to us, now I hear stories every day just like that. Multiple times there’s a guy who has lost his wife due to divorce, a woman who just broke up with her boyfriend, a parent who fears their child will never have a normal life, the person who lost their job and maybe their will to live. To some degree, all these people are dealing with a sense of doom and dread. Are they or their children cursed? Will things ever get better? Will they ever really be loved? Will their life have any meaning or impact in this world?

To them and you kids, I say; don’t let the obstacles in your path or hardships in your past define you. You have a destiny that is bigger and better than your problems. You have an amazing life ahead of you. You are great kids with an awesome future in front of you. Be encouraged. God is with you. Don’t you worry child. Heaven’s got a plan for you.


P.S. Another reason for including this song is it reminds me of all the backpackers I have met in my life. Many of them love festivals, full moon parties on the beach and rock concerts. This concert footage triggers memories of all the travellers who have stepped into and out of my life.