Thursday, December 20, 2012

Destination Disney: Bambi II Quote

“The colder the winter, the warmer the spring. The deeper the sorrow, the more our hearts sing.” ~from Bambi II

When I first read this quote I had no idea what to write about or even a picture to go along with it.   I haven't seen Bambi II so I didn't even know the context of the quote.  So, I turned to Google to see if I could get any inspiration.  And sure enough, I did.

Apparently, this is a song by Alison Krauss titled "There is Life."

Under the snow, beneath the frozen streams
There is life
You'll have to know when nature sleeps she dreams
There is life

And the colder the winter, the warmer the spring
The deeper the sorrow, the more our hearts sing
Even when you can't see it inside everything
There is life

After the rain the sun will reappear
There is life
After the pain the joy will still be here
There is life

For it's out of the darkness that we learn to see
And out of the silence that songs come to be
And all that we dream of awaits patently
There is life, there is life

Once I read the lyrics to the song, I realized what I would post about.  The children from Newtown, CT.  There is life in Newtown.  Life may be different for many people now, but there is still life.  It's easy for all of us to think about these precious lives in Newtown now because the tragedy is so fresh on our minds.  But what about next week, next month, next year?  Will we still remember there is life in Newtown?  That's my challenge to each of us.  To remember that there is still life in Newtown. After the cold of winter, there will be a warm spring and I hope our hearts will still sing for these people in the future.  

The lives that were lost bring tears to our eyes and makes our hearts ache, but those precious children still have life too, just a different life.  They are with our Lord.  I have no doubts that they are running around in heaven, skipping rope, drawing on sidewalks with chalk, singing at the top of their lungs, blowing bubbles, picking flowers and walking hand in hand with Jesus.  They know how wonderful their new, ultimate life is and they are waiting with open arms for all of us to join them!

Today, tomorrow and forever, remember these families in Newtown who are grieving.  Remember their children whose Earthly lives were cut too short, but wait anxiously for us to join them.  Today, tomorrow and forever, pray for these families, their community and for the day we will all be together, running, skipping, drawing, singing, and walking hand in hand with Jesus!

Photo: Mario Tama, Getty Images / SF


  1. Beautiful post, Beth! This was a tough quote for many reasons. Not even sure why I originally picked it. But the timing couldn't have been any more perfect!