Thursday, March 8, 2012

In Memory

I listened to a really sweet, sad song today.  It is written to a baby who died before birth, and it reminds me of the five siblings I never got to met.

This reminded me that, though I long to hold them, sing to them, hug them, rock them, and do all the other things you do with your siblings, God does everything better.  He is holding them, loving them, and they are hearing the songs of the angels.

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
Truth is I'm barely hanging on
But there's a greater story
Written long before me
Because He loves you 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 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?



Lindsey said...

That's such a beautiful song! Reminds me of my sibling (he/she would have been about a year older than me) I never got to meet. Mom thinks it was a boy.
I've always wondered what it would be like to have an older brother.... I'm thankful for my younger brother, though :)

Hannah Jane said...

I've got one little brother in heaven, gone over 11 years now. I still cry sometimes, but I'm so glad to know that someday I'll be able to meet him in heaven.