Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Train Wreck or Not?

I ran across this quote from Corrie Ten Boom and knew that I wanted to share it with all of you. It says,


'When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.'

Wow, that's pretty powerful. Regardless of what we face in life, regardless of what age we are, regardless, regardless we don't jump off the train!! Nothing is more true than when we are caring for a loved one with Alzheimers. That train runs along the track going places on pretty days with the sun shining brightly and the beautiful landscape developing before our eyes. and Boom... oh, gee, no pun intended there... the track runs through a mountain and it gets dark enough in there you can't see your hand in front of your face.

You can't jump off. Your loved one needs you and you don't abandon love. So, you sit tight and trust in the engineer of our lives (God) and before you know it, the train pops out the hole at the end of the tunnel and the sun is shining once more. You just gotta learn to not be afraid of the dark!!

7 comments:

rkbsnana said...

I love that. Trust in the engineer.

Jenn Jilks said...

You are so deep, woman. This is great.

Dolores said...

Beautiful, and oh so true. I'm so thankful we have an Engineer to guide us....I'd be lost, that's for sure...

Stacey said...

What a great and encouraging post! I needed this thank you! Lately, I have been desiring to find a way to rush through the dark tunnels becausei don't like them. But your post historic helped me remember that my Engineer knows just how long the tunnel is. He knows the safest and way to get me securely to the other side. It may not be as quickly as I would like, but it's best, I just need to trust He knows what He is doing. Thank you for encouraging my heart tonight!

NewKidontheBlogg said...

Trusting the engineer in the tunnel. Such a wonderful hope and I love the picture of this post.

Marie said...

Oh, I LOVE this quote! Corrie Ten Boom was such an inspiration. It is so true about life in general with all its difficulties and pain. But, it is especially true for a caregiver of an Alzheimer's loved one! The tunnel is so hard to go through, but the tracks leading to the light and fresh air are beneath you. You do trust the engineer to see you through. I loved it!

retriever said...

My aunt in Great Britain finnsh as Alhzeimer,it has been not a easy wy for my mother, to see his sister has that , Have a nice weekend .
Best regard from Belgium