Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I Will Carry You - Audrey's Song

On October 3, 2005, my friend Meg delivered a baby boy named Harrison. She had carried him since June knowing that when he was born (if he was born alive) he would not live. He was diagnosed in the womb with Anencephaly.

Her story and her journey changed my life forever. I was in awe of her strength and amazed at how she chose to walk the road God had placed in front of her. For the rest of her pregnancy she did all the things her baby wouldn't get to do: go to parks, ball games, fishing, etc. 

When Harrison was born he lived just shy of 24 hours. It was a privilege to attend his funeral and to know that even though his life was so short, it impacted so many.

Exactly three years later on October 3, 2008, my miracle was born: Samuel Lee. God gives and God takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

A woman named Angie Smith traveled a similar road and gives an account of her story on her blog: Bring the Rain.

Her husband is in the group Selah and they recently released this song about their daughter. Here are the lyrics and the song is below.

May we ALL praise the One who has chosen us to walk the road we are on....

I Will Carry You (Audrey’s Song)

There were photographs I wanted to take
Things I wanted to show you
Sing sweet lullabies, wipe your teary eyes
Who could love you like this?

People say that I am brave but I’m not
Truth is I’m barely hanging on
But there’s a greater story
Written long before me
Because He loves you like this

I will carry you
While your heart beats here
Long beyond the empty cradle
Through the coming years
I will carry you
All my life
And I will praise the One Who’s chosen me
To carry you

Such a short time
Such a long road
All this madness
But I know
That the silence
Has brought me to His voice
And He says …

I’ve shown her photographs of time beginning
Walked her through the parted seas
Angel lullabies, no more teary eyes
Who could love her like this?

I will carry you
While your heart beats here
Long beyond the empty cradle
Through the coming years
I will carry you
All your life
And I will praise the One Who’s chosen me
To carry you



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3 comments:

RainbowBright20 said...

i have played this song over and over this past hour...i know that this is one of the most touching and well voiced songs i have ever heard. although i've not lost a daughter, i have cousin, who is same as a sister to me, that has. and all i can feel while listening to this song is hurt for her.
in memory of annie alexis shelley
kim
byrdstown, tn
5.4.10

Anonymous said...

This song means so much now. My friend just carried her precious baby girl Audrey to term. When she realized Audrey was not moving as much as she normally does she went to the hospital. They found out her heart had stopped beating and then my friend had to go through the heart breaking act of delievering Audrey. Thank you for this song. It was made for them.

Emily Martinez said...

I stumbled upon this song on YouTube and I've listened to this song I don't know how many times in the past few days. My husband and I just had our 11th miscarriage last month. No clear answers as to why, just more of "lets test for this and that" and "next time..".

I've lost all hope and faith in ever having children of my own. Although, many tell us to "just adopt" or "just foster", it's not always easy to "just" do these things. Thank you for your song, it's such a beautiful and touching song.