The Angel of Grief as captured by designwallah
Today I learned some very sad news. Friends from our bible study lost their precious unborn baby daughter to Trisomy 13, a rare heart condition just a few days ago. My heart is heavy as I contemplate how to share the burden of grief with this family. I have been praying steadily since learning several weeks ago of the baby's condition. I have pleaded with the Lord for a miracle, while also accepting His will for this little life that would be inevitably born into heaven. Now, I am struggling with how to love them and yet also respect their privacy. I have never lost a child, but I have experienced loss. It is unlike any other feeling I know. It tears at the heart.
When little baby "n" was first diagnosed with Trisomy 13, another friend of mine thought up an incredible idea to encourage, comfort, and minister to the struggling family- Make a compilation CD of music. She asked friends and family to give her the name of a song that they wanted to pass along to the family as well as the "why" for choosing that particular song. She downloaded the songs to a CD via iTunes and presented the family with the CD. Sometimes, I think when words aren't enough to calm a heart, music has a way of speaking to us, especially when that music points us to God.
I contributed this song to the CD:
Good To Me (I Cry Out) by Craig Mousseau
Other songs, not included:
Do you have any songs that have spoken you when you have experienced a loss? Leave a comment below, I would really love to hear your thoughts.