I am absolutely in love with Hallelujah Even Here by Lydia Laird!! I just heard it for the first time this past Sunday on your station and, while I have had songs speak to me in the past, this song went deep into my heart and soul.
My 29-year-old son is in a fight for his life battling cancer. He was diagnosed with lymphoma in January and recently we found out that in spite of four rounds of very aggressive chemo, the cancer has spread to his liver. He has had ups and downs in this journey and last Friday was probably the lowest he has ever been and we didn’t even know if he was going to make it through the night. I stayed in the hospital that night and was grateful when the sun came up and he was still with us. Since he was fairly stable, I decided to run home and take a shower and then my daughter could come up and visit (Hospital Covid rules allow only one person in the room at a time.)
As I am driving home, this song comes on the radio. I had never heard this song until that moment. Listening to those words, it was like she knew what I was going through and exactly how I felt at that time. I don’t know how I drove home because I could not quit crying. In fact, I am crying as I am typing this and I still cry every time I hear this song now. The minute I got home, I played this song for my daughter and she was just as touched as I was and we both had a good cry.
This song is my anthem in going through this struggle! I thank God for your station playing this song and putting it in my life at the most perfect time!! And thank you for what you do and spreading the word of God through music!!