Over at Betty Beguiles Hallie is hosting a little love song link up where she invited her readers to post about their favorite love songs. Taking a slightly different twist on the matter I thought I'd post the songs that make me think of the people in my family. They're love songs, just not the romantic kind.
The first dance at our wedding reception was to Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's version of What a Wonderful World and that song is special to me. But I still consider this "our song."
A lot of the things Sara lists in this song are things Peter never got the chance to lose. But even though he lost his life he cannot lose my love.
This song came out right around the time of Lydia's birth. Every time I heard it I thought of my little girl, this new soul trying to figure things out in the world and I was given the blessing of leading her by the hand. So lovely.
This song came out around the time of Bennet's birth. Looking at my great big baby boy as he grew into the charmer he is - it is undeniable that there is a Creator behind the miracle that is life.
There were so many times I sang this song to James while he was in the NICU and I still sing it to him as a lullaby at times. The lyric, "with ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go" made my heart ache, especially when we were still looking at the possibility of James having a rather short and very disabled life. Take away all the grief and jubilation and he would still be my sweet baby James.
The chorus of this song was the first thing I sang to my new baby girl when I held her in my arms. Even the first time I heard it I touched my belly and thought of her. It's so fantastic how God places just the right people together.