I came across this song on YouTube...and I think it's so amazing, and I had to share. I want to make a CD for my daughter, but I feel that by the time she's old enough to listen to it, the music will be completely out of style. Not only that, but a lot of them hold special meaning to me and she may not (or more than likely not) understand the significance. I had the following songs in mind:
1. A Mother's Prayer - Rachel Aldous
2. From God's Arms to My Arms to Yours - Michael McLean (though I am partial to the Marie Osmond version)
3. A Mother's Prayer - Celine Dion
4. I Give You to His Heart - Alison Kraus (one of my favorites)
5. Daughters - John Mayer
6. Goodbye - Jagged Edge
The thing is, the lyricsc of these songs touch me, but the *sound* of them, does not. I am not a fan of Celine Dion, nor am I a fan of Jagged Edge. Maybe I could print out the lyrics, or better yet, write them out, in the photo album I am making for her with her birth father.....I am including photos of me from the day I was born up to now (maybe one or two for each year) and the same for photos of her father. I want her to be able to have that, to see who she looks like, just to see who we were. I have already given her adoptive parents a photo album of all of her photos from her birth and the week leading up to the day I signed the papers. I gave it to them the night I gave her to them. Her Amom recently told me that she never expressed how much that meant to her, how special it was that I gave that to them and that they will always have those very first photos to share with her, the photos from the first minutes and days of her life. She said it was one of the things that made her transition to them so special and blessed. I wanted it that way, so I am glad it worked out and that they see it that way as well. I didn't want her to go "pick up" a baby and leave. I wanted to be there, for some sort of closure, I guess. Everyone was shocked when I said I wanted to be there, they told me it would be too hard, too painful, to see her leave with them, or to leave without her again. But I saw it as closure, to see my little girl off. I wanted to see the look of pure joy on her parent's faces when I placed her in their arms. I wanted to be 100% sure she was leaving with them, in the safety of the car seat in their car, so I could rest a *little* bit easier that night. I knew for sure where my baby was, and that she was safe, and believe it or not, that took a bit of weight off of my shoulders.
Anyways, on to the point of my post: this amazing song.