i wanted to dedicate a portion of this blog to the title, “reaching up,” and explain why these two words were chosen for this story.

i wanted the title to be something other than my name. it should be understood this is not a life journal. this is not “kristen wright’s blog.” i really don’t think i would ever write a blog for the sake of writing one. this is not to say i do not journal, because i do. this is also not to say i look down on blogging; i do not and often read many of my friends’ blogs. having a life blog is simply just not something that i have done or would do. this blog, is about a new portion of my life that many have yet to learn about. my life was endangered in a car accident on september 17, 2009 and i sustained a serious hand injury. many of my loved ones do not know much more up to this point. this blog exists for several reasons, a few of the more prominent are: to mass communicate the story of my wreck and the healing process following, to document this time in my life, to possibly bring healing to others, and to encourage a lot of “reaching up.” this brings me to my next point.

“reaching up” is a small lyric in the last song i wrote called, “brave.” i wrote the song for my beloved friend, janie, who was diagnosed with breast cancer this past summer. i never knew the song would hit so close to home.

“reaching up” has a lot of meaning for me. God has been so in this accident. He has drawn me to Him so close and my hands, both healthy and injured, are “reaching up” to Him.

i’ve posted the lyrics to the song below. also, i managed to do an extremely rough recording of the song on my laptop before my accident. i’ve decided to post the song on my music myspace, so the song can be heard. the url is:

http://www.myspace.com/kristenwrightmusic

“Brave” (by Kristen Wright, all rights reserved, copyright 2009)

There is a song, deep in my heart
And I’ve been trying to sing my part
For so long

But tonight, I’ve never felt so out of tune
Lord, tune my heart to You
And hold me tight

It’s so hard to explain how I feel
I still struggle to understand that this is real

I never thought, this would happen to me
I was always singing
And living the song

But You said, that you’ve always had a plan
Lord, here I am
I’m reaching up

And I’m still terrified of this road I’m on
It feels like I am sinking fast, Lord make me strong

And even if all my world comes crashing down
You are my life
And when I’m too tired for the battle
You will win the fight
And I know that it’s a hard road
But I wont be afraid
You are my hope
Now I can be brave

There is a song, deep in my heart
And I’ve been trying to sing my part
For so long

And even if all my world comes crashing down
You are my life
And when I’m too tired for the battle
You will win the fight
And I know that it’s a hard road
But I wont be afraid
You are my hope
Now I can be brave

9 Responses to “reaching up.”

  1. Addie said

    Girl, those lyrics brought tears to my eyes.
    I love you and am praying for you.

  2. Roxanna said

    Kristen, your lyrics made me cry. You are such an inspiration and I am so lucky to be your friend. I love you chicka and am praying for you!

  3. Janie said

    You are and will continue to be an inspiration to me and to many others. This song is beautiful and will always bond us in a special way. I pray for you every day. Love you Kristen!

  4. Beulah Book said

    Hello Kristen!

    The words to your song are beautiful and should inspire others who face difficulties. Life does have it’s moments of difficulties. Everyone who has ever lived has had experiences that are difficult to bear or understand. They say, “when God closes the door He opens a window.” He still has a plan for you and you are not forgotten, or left to bear everything alone. Your parents and other family members and numerous friends all care about you and pray for your speedy recovery. Do not falter in your faith and always have hope. We love you!

    Uncle Kenny & Aunt Beulah

    • Susan said

      Kristen, I’m happy to hear that you are home with your family. I’ve been thinking and praying for you everyday. You are a smart girl, with strong faith, and will find a way through this change in your life. I wish you all the best things during your recovery. Take care, and God Bless.

      Love,
      Susan

  5. kavodh said

    You are beautiful; I am so blessed to see how God is drawing you unto Himself in this time, and through that, speaking to others around you.

    Including me.

    I love you and miss you so much.
    melissa h

  6. Steven Greathouse said

    Kristen Wright,
    This song was the only song at the Courage to Climb concert that had me in tears. Your lyrics are truly beautiful and amazing, and no matter what happens you’ll always be talented and strong. You are truly an inspiration to so many people, and I wish nothing but the best for you.

    -Steven Greathouse-

  7. Mackenzie said

    Hey bunk buddy, I am glad you are safe. You are in my prayers. I love the lyrics. I have told many of my friends about you and they are praying for you as well, your lyrics touch more than you know=]

    Mackenzie Davis

  8. Dear Kristen,

    Your mom and Brenda told me your story Tuesday. I am sorry, but I just ready your blog. Your courage and commitment is from the Holy Spirit. God’s weaves his tapestry in ways we will only see when we see Him. When I talk with Andrew tonight, I will tell him of your steadfastness!!!!!

    Blessings in Christ,
    David

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