songs for my girls

When I was pregnant with Beth, there was a song by Mark Harris that I immediately adopted as Beth's  song.  What do I mean by that, you ask?  Well, it's a song I heard while pregnant with her that became a song I'd pray especially for her - a kind of "mission statement" song for that child.

Anyway, I thought I would share Beth's song with you and the one I just heard this morning that I'm adopting as Hannah's song.   Both make me cry like a baby!  Here we go...

Beth's song is by Mark Harris.  It's called "Find Your Wings."  It came out the year I found out I was pregnant with her - 2007.  Here's the chorus and then the song:

I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams
And that faith gives you the courage
To dare to do great things
I'm here for you whatever this life brings
So let my love give you roots
And help you find your wings

She really does embody the independence expressed in this song. Beth's song...

Now this next song that I'm calling Hannah's song just came out.  It's by Mark Shultz and is called "What it means to be loved."  It is sure to become a fast favorite in the BLM world.  (BLM = Baby Loss Momma)  It talks about a baby, only five months old in the womb, who is not expected to live a year, at most, after birth.  The doctor asks what the mom wants to do at this point in her pregnancy; she decides to keep the pregnancy.  See chorus below.

Now, nothing has been even hinted at being wrong with my little Hannah Faith, but after that fateful day in August when we couldn't find Angel's heartbeat, I fear each time that I walk into the doctor's office the doctor will tell me something is wrong.  The scene runs through my head.  I can't help it!  However, I try to picture myself reacting to such news the way this couple does in this new song by Mark Shultz.  And the chorus is what I want for my Hannah.  I want her to know love (Jesus) - I want her to feel loved always!    I wanna show her what it means to be loved...

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

Hannah's song...


  1. I once heard a study that states that listening to classical music while pregnant is also good. Children's intelligence can be increased. According to the study, classical music is also able to stimulate fetal brain development.

  2. Music is great for the soul. With all the problems that Ben has, I found that if he listens to his mp3, childrens songs and bible songs I downloaded for him, he calms down and gets happier. Everyone around him has noticed a significant difference in him. I love the songs you have for your two girls. :)