As a young Christian, Kevin Thorson was a normal, healthy 19-year-old. Music was his life, and he planned to play his guitar and use his talents for God. Abruptly, all seemed to end July 11, 1997.
His mother recalls the words from that dreaded phone call: “Pam, you need to sit down . . . Kevin has been in an accident . . . paralyzed . . . ventilator . . . hospital . . . ” She could only comprehend the bits in between those horrifying words. Kevin was lying paralyzed, attached to a ventilator, with a broken neck, in a foreign country.
“I kept waiting for the happy ending to arrive . . . but I finally took the advice of a dear friend: Write the pain.”
So Pam Thorson finally writes about her teenage son’s tragic accident. From those first agonizing days to the surprising interventions of God that brought Kevin back from the brink of death, he earned the nickname “Miracle in the Making.”
Song in the Night is a story of the Thorsons’ long suffering and God’s tender grace; it is a story of assurance that the family is moving upward and onward. Pam insists that “it’s not about us. It’s about our God . . . Who delights at the sound of His beloved children singing especially during that long, cold night before the dawn.”