Thursday, January 28, 2016

I Get to Be the One

Music is so powerful.  It can be a healing balm.  It can cause a person to think.  It can be emotional.  Somehow, music has the power to say what we are feeling when we can't find the words.  Music can lead us to a better place, but it can also take us to a darker place if we aren't careful.

Before William died I was pretty much a hymns only kind of girl.  There were a few other songs/artists I liked, but for the most part it was hymns.  But lately I've branched out considerably.  Part of the reason is that my older girls will bring me songs to listen to, friends have sent me songs they thought I might like, but also because I always listen (at least once) to the suggestions listed on a few different bereaved parents sites.  Some of the songs bring up memories of William, some just make me think, "Yes, that's it exactly."

Because music has the ability to say what we're feeling when we can't, I thought I'd start posting some of the songs I've been listening to.  I'm going to do it every Thursday since that was one of William's favorite days.  I won't link it to FB, but I'll just throw it out here on his blog to keep it all in one place for me.

You might find this one a little odd for my first choice.  I've actually been feeling pretty thankful even while I'm hurting so terribly.  The shirts have been a huge hit and I'm so happy that so many people are going to be wearing them and thinking of William and sharing him with others.  He was such an awesome child!  Man, that smile!  I am so thankful that it was me who God chose to loan him to.  I got to be the one to hold him.  I got to be the one that he wrapped those precious arms around.  I got to be the one to help him try to walk.  I got to be the one to teach him and help him and sing to him.  And he helped me grow.  Yes, I am grieving.  I miss him more than words can say.  But today, I am thankful...

Lyrics:
Well hello,
Little baby.
Your eyes have never seen the sun
You should know
Little baby
That I am the lucky one

I get to be the one to hold your hand
I get to be the one.
Through birthdays and broken bones
I'll be there to watch you grow
I get to be the one.

Don't feel alone now,
Little baby.
Do you hear me singing you a song
I can't wait to show you
Little baby
How to crawl
How to walk
And how to run

I get to be the one to hold your hand
I get to be the one.
Through birthdays and broken bones
I'll be there to watch you grow
I get to be the one.

How does someone so small
Hold my heart so tightly
I don't even know you
I love you completely

I get to be the one to hold your hand
I get to be the one.
Through birthdays and broken bones
I'll be there to watch you grow
I get to be the one to hold your hand
I get to be the one.
Through birthdays and broken bones

I'll be there to watch you grow
I get to be the one.

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