Monday, January 20, 2014

PRECIOUS CHILD

In my dreams, you are alive and well
Precious child, precious child
In my mind, I see you clear as a bell
Precious child, precious child
In my soul, there is a hole
That can never be filled
But in my heart, there is hope
'Cause you are with me still

In my heart, you live on
Always there never gone
Precious child, you left too soon
Tho' it may be true that we're apart
You will live forever... in my heart

In my plans, I was the first to leave
Precious child, precious child
But in this world, I was left here to grieve
Precious child, my precious child

In my soul, there is a hole
That can never be filled
But in my heart there is hope
And you are with me still

In my heart you live on
Always there, never gone
Precious child, you left too soon, 
Tho' it may be true that we're apart
You will live forever... in my heart

God knows I want to hold you, 
See you, touch you
And maybe there's a heaven
And someday I will again
Please know you are not forgotten until then

In my heart you live on
Always there never gone
Precious child, you left too soon
Tho' it may be true that we're apart
You will live forever... in my heart

Written by Karen Taylor Good


Allow me to clarify one point in this song--I KNOW there is a heaven and I will see Nicole Brooke again someday.  I can't wait to see her and hold her and hug her and kiss her, but until then, I will imagine her sitting on Jesus' lap, running hand-in-hand with her big brother/sister through meadows of wild flowers, or playing with all her little friends who were there waiting to greet her or bringing bunches of wildflowers to her great-grandparents.  Until that day comes, I will hold you close in my heart--my precious daughter--Nicole Brooke.  

Someday, I will likely write more about her and her short little life, but for today, just the song.  

8 comments:

  1. So, so sorry for your loss! I love this song. It's one of the ones we put on Fane's slideshow for the funeral. Here's another one I love that a grieving mother shared quite some time ago and it really ministered to me:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlDUkp1Ts8A&feature=youtu.be

    And one more that a dear friend shared with me:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBHEJtqKjkk

    Warning: They'll probably make you bawl. They still do that to me. But I feel there's also a lot of healing in them. They spoke so much of what I felt then as well as now. I hope they do the same for you.

    I'll be thinking of and praying for you!

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  2. I'm so sorry about your loss, Aurelia. I know that's what we all say, but it's the truth. This is beautiful. A prayer for strength and peace for you and your husband. ~Luci

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  3. Hugs and prayers and tears. Luke n I have had different times in the last week where we hold our babies close and cry... we have no words to express but we do care. Cheryl

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  4. This put tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat...would love to hear more about Nicole someday.

    Xo!

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    1. There will be a Nicole post or three or four. It's amazing to me how someone so small can make such an impact on our lives and I just want everyone to hear about her and get to know her as much as they can.

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  5. I so much appreciate how you give us glimpses into your pain. It helps me . I want to learn how to relate to others in their pain instead of running far away. I'm learning that people love when you remember. I want to learn to be healing not hurtful.I love the beautiful picture of heaven that you put there for us. Love you much Sister

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  6. I'm in the same boat as Cheryl. When I tuck Lily in, my heart aches for you and I say a little prayer. I cannot claim to understand your pain but I have many times seen my mom tear up when she mentions the brother just older than me who was about Nicole's age when they lost him. May you have grace for every moment. Love to you...

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  7. I too have been amazed how your little angels have impacted our lives in such a huge way . . . causing adult men and women to break down and cry, making little children ask "when can I go play in heaven", causing mothers to hug their children more than usual. Thank-you so much for embracing your loss and "sharing" your children with us. It is such a testimony to me. Love and prayers to Nicole's mom and dad as they grieve!

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