I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord
Psalm 27: 13-14

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Something to continue from previous post...lyrics

A very brave sole shared the video of the memorial video of her daughter who died at birth due to low amniotic fluid. She had low fluid very early on, but thrived. This brave woman also spent many weeks in the hospital while they prayed and hoped for their daughter. As I watched this precious video...my heart ached and the floodgate of tears opened HARD!!! One of the songs they used on the video is called With Hope, by Steven Curtis Chapman...and that song has become to mean so much to me. I want to share these words...
This is not at all how we thought it was supposed to be
We had so many plans for you
We had so many dreams
And now you've gone away and left us with the memories of your smile.
And nothing we can say
And nothing we can do
Can take away the pain, The pain of losing you, but...
We can cry with hope
We can say goodbye with hope
'Cause we know our goodbye is not the end, oh no
And we can grieve with hope
'Cause we believe with hope (there's a place by God's grace)
There's a place where we'll see your face again. We'll see your face again.
And never have I known anything so hard to understand
And never have I questioned more the wisdom of God's plan.
But through the cloud of tears, I see the Father's smile and say well done
And I imagine you, where you wanted most to be.
Seeing all your dreams come true
'Cause now you're home
And now you're free, and...
We have this hope as an anchor
'Cause we believe that everything
God promised us is true, so...
So we can cry with hope
And say goodbye with hope
We wait with hope
And we ache with hope
We hold on with hope
We let go of hope
There is also one other song this woman used for her daughter's video by Selah called I Will Carry You. It too is a very precious song.
There were photographs I wanted to take
Things I wanted to show you
Sing sweet lullabies, wipe your teary eyes
Who could love you like this? People say that I am brave but I'm not
Trust is I'm barely hanging on.
But there's a greater story
Written long before me
Because He love you like this.
So I will carry you
While your heart beats here
Long beyond the empty cradle
Through the coming years
I will carry you
All my life
And I will praise the One Who's chosen me
To carry you.
Such a short time
Such a long road
All this madness
But I know
That the silence has brought me to His voice
And He says...
I've shown her photographs of time beginning
Walked her through the parted seas
Angel lullabies, no more teary eyes
Who could love her like this?
I will carry you
While your heart beats here
Long beyond the empty cradle
Through the coming years.
I will carry you
All your life
And I will praise the One Who's chosen me
To carry you.
Those who were at Zac's funeral saw the memorial video that Brett created of the time I carried the boys, our short days together with Zac and our final moments together. The songs that we played on that video were songs I played in faith every day I carried our boys and every day I lived at the hospital. Do you know...I haven't been able to listen to either one of those songs since!! Right now it just hurts too much. But music has this way of healing...and one day I will listen to those songs and remember the joyful moments with Zac, and realize the truth those lyrics carried for both my boys...in very different ways!
Thank goodness for music.

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