Monday, February 2, 2009

Musical Monday #3

It's Monday again :) I've been looking forward all week to this one. Continuing the theme I have with "children's songs" I decided to choose something a little more for the mommies out there.

This week it's Sara Groves' Station Wagon: Songs for Parents

It's a sweet cd filled with songs you would sing to your child but it's not of the Twinkle Twinkle variety. But she's got such a sweet voice and sweet heart and her piano playing is wonderful!

I bought this cd at a Sara Groves concert when I was pregnant. It's one of those cds that I would listen to on my way to work in the morning and would make me weep in anticipation of having Max - you know that hormonal crying, it's that same one that made you cry during diaper commercials.

It made me continue to cry for the first 6 weeks of Max's life when I kept it on continuously in our little apartment in Dallas. It was calm and mllow and helped me relax when I was panicking about being a mom, having this child, and packing to move across the country.

Tonight the lyrics to this song made me tear up. Enjoy.

Prayers For This Child
I do not know how I am to pray for this child
as a mother I don't want my baby denied
but in the waiting in the waiting
I learned

every instinct in me wants to shield him from pain
take the arrows of misery heartache and blame
but in the sorrow in the sorrow
I learned to hold on

I only have two eyes - be all seeing
I only have two hands - be everywhere
I do not know enough - to be all knowing
I give this baby up into your care

I do not know how, how to pray for this child
I want to guard her from everything wicked and wild
but in the trial in the trial
I learned to hold on
And in the trial, in the trial
I learned to hold on to the heart of God


Tiffany said...

Wow. Those lyrics got me all teared up!

Thanks for coming by my blog, glad you liked the letter to new moms post!!!

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

Hey! That was beautiful! I can understand why it had you in a hormonal tear jag hold for 6 weeks! I am going to go try and ITUNE her!

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jennifersusan said...

thanks for stopping by and entering my contest! I love these lyrics.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for sharing those lyrics that was beautiful.