Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What it means to be loved

My friend Katie shared a song with me-What It Means To Be Loved by Mark Schultz. I hadn't heard it before so I listened to it. Oh my gosh. Tears!

The first half of the song spoke to me the most because I could really relate to it. The second half-not so much. But only because we had a different outcome.


"I wanna give her the world
I wanna hold her hand
I wanna be her mom for as long as I can
And I wanna live every moment until that day comes
I wanna show her what it means to be loved"


I don't know if Carleigh could feel the love that I had for her while I was carrying her but I hope that she did. I hope that she can feel my love now.

I wanted to give my baby the world, but instead she got Heaven. It hurts that she's not here and that I can't hold her like I hold her sisters. So I hold her sisters tighter and love deeper. And that will just have to do for now...

21 comments:

Mary said...

Thank you for sharing this song!
<3

AKD said...

This is beautiful, Holly! And I so, so understand this sentiment - poor Alice probably feels smothered!

Franchesca said...

This is beautiful Holly. I love how you said wanted to give her the world but instead she got Heaven :) xxxx

Jennifer said...

I'm with you, the first half of the song is everything we thought also. Thanks for sharing.

Stacy D said...

We saw him perform that song in concert after losing Isaac but before having Eliana. Needless to say, we both cried our eyes out. Not that Eliana is here, it gets me even more...

Caroline said...

Thanx for sharing this , so beautiful.
{{HUGS}}

Trennia said...

That is a beautiful song!
(((HUGS)))

lost--for--words said...

I too hold my kids a lot tighter... and I hope that somehow Freja can feel my love for her through them.

TanaLee Davis said...

I too always wonder if TanaLee knew just how much she was loved. Much her life was horrible and she was under a lot of meds to keep her comfortable. I can only hope she knows. Holly I so believe that Carleigh felt love while in the womb, you cared for her, likely talked ,sang and everything else for her...she knows. Beautiful lyrics!
~Felicia

Chrissy said...

The song was so beautiful! I loved it! Thank you so much for sharing it!

pennynjon said...

My sister gave me that cd while I was pregnant with Ella. I love it. It still makes me cry. I know that Carleigh felt your love while you carried her and still does!

Sarita Boyette said...

Thanks for sharing this song. I just know that Carleigh felt your love. And I would like to think that Jesus has told her about her amazing parents who gave her every chance at life. (((HUGS)))

newyear said...

What a beautiful song... lots of tears listening to it down here in Australia :)
Lovely to read your blog... I'm new to all of this
and only just starting to write down my story.
Yours, and all the blogs I've read so far, have been an inspiration to me.. thank you :))

brigette said...

What a BEAUTIFUL song!! I love this very much! She did get heaven and what a wonderful thing it will be to be able to join her there one day! I can only imagine!

Mary said...

Wow, weeping. The song is beautiful.

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Just popping in quick...will come back to listen to the song. Just want to say that I believe with all my heart that Carleigh could feel your love and that she still can. I think love is the one thing we do take into eternity with us.

Just my two cents! =)

Love ya!

Karen said...

Beautiful song, thanks so much for sharing it with us. I too believe that Carleigh could feel your love.

((( Hugs))) to you!

Amy von Oven said...

This is SO true. I do believe our little ones feel how much we love them even from inside. I believe they know our voice and how much we love them. I know they are waiting for us next to our Savior, what a blessing.

The Blue Sparrow said...

What a beautiful song! I love they lyrics in the first half too. Thanks for sharing it! (((HUGS)))

elena said...

What touching words and I know Carleigh felt your love and she feels it now.

All Things Lovely said...

what a beautiful, beautiful song

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