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  #1  
August 10th, 2006, 02:45 PM
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You know when you're listening to the radio, and you hear a song that you've always loved, but since your loss it suddenly hits you with a totally different meaning? I did that today.

"To Where You Are" (performed by Josh Groban)

Who can say for certain
Maybe you're still here
I feel you all around me
Your memory's so clear

Deep in the stillness
I can hear you speak
You're still an inspiration
Can it be
That you are mine
Forever love
And you are watching over me from up above

Fly me up to where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile
If only for awhile to know you're there
A breath away's not far
To where you are

Are you gently sleeping
Here inside my dream
And isn't faith believing
All power can't be seen

As my heart holds you
Just one beat away
I cherish all you gave me everyday
'Cause you are my
Forever love
Watching me from up above

And I believe
That angels breathe
And that love will live on and never leave

Fly me up
To where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile
If only for awhile
To know you're there
A breath away's not far
To where you are

I know you're there
A breath away's not far
To where you are
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August 10th, 2006, 03:05 PM
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What a beautiful song! I understand what you mean about songs taking on new meanings. I've run into several since my loss and it usually makes me cry.
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August 10th, 2006, 03:15 PM
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Oh yes, there are definitely tears! I cry all the time, but it's becoming better. They're not such bitter tears anymore.

Cece! We were posting at the same time! Yes, Josh Groban does it a lot. DH keeps asking me why I keep listening to him if he makes me cry all the time. And I answer (usually through a kleenex) Because I like it!
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August 11th, 2006, 09:33 AM
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Okay, yet another one from Josh Groban...lol.


Remember

Remember, I will still be here
As long as you hold me, in your memory

Remember, when your dreams have ended
Time can be transcended
Just remember me

I am the one star that keeps burning, so brightly,
It is the last light, to fade into the rising sun

I'm with you
Whenever you tell my story
For I am all I've done

Remember, I will still be here
As long as you hold me, in your memory
Remember me

I am the one voice in the cold wind, that whispers
And if you listen, you'll hear me call across the sky

As long as I still can reach out, and touch you
Then I will never die

Remember, I'll never leave you
If you will only
Remember me

Remember me...

Remember, I will still be here
As long as you hold me
In your memory

Remember, when your dreams have ended
Time can be transcended
I live forever
Remember me

Remember me
Remember... me...
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August 11th, 2006, 11:09 AM
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hehehe, Cece, we're on a roll!

I Believe (Diamond Rio)

Every now and then soft as breath upon my skin
I feel you come back again
And its like you havent been gone a moment from my side
Like the tears were never cried
Like the hands of time are holding you and me
And with all my heart Im sure were closer than we ever were
I dont have to hear or see, Ive got all the proof I need
There are more than angels watching over me
I believe, I believe

Chorus
That when you die your life goes on
It doesnt end here when youre gone
Every soul is filled with light
It never ends and if Im right
Our love can even reach across eternity
I believe, I believe

Forever, youre a part of me
Forever, in the heart of me
And Ill hold you even longer if I can
The people who dont see the most
Say that I believe in ghosts
And if that makes me crazy, then I am
cause I believe

There are more than angels watching over me
I believe, I believe

A New Star In Heaven, by Chris De Burgh

Shadows darken and the day is done
And I cannot believe that it's true and you are gone
You were always here beside me
You gave so much as the Queen of Hearts
To those without love
You were their voice when they could not speak
A touch for the dying

And as we say goodbye I can hardly see
For the tears in my eyes
You are shining like a million suns
And there's a new star up in Heaven tonight

I wonder if you ever knew
How much you were loved
And in the darkness of a lonely room
Were you empty inside?
As you fade away it's like a light
Has gone from the world
But I am sure that there is a place
Where it will burn on forever

And as we say goodbye I can hardly see
For the tears in my eyes
You are shining like a million suns
And there's a new star up in Heaven tonight

And there's a new star up in Heaven tonight


Angels Among Us (Alabama)

I was walking home from school on a cold winter day.
Took a shortcut through the woods, and I lost my way.
It was getting late, and I was scared and alone.
But then a kind old man took my hand and led me home.
Mama couldnt see him, but he was standing there.
And I knew in my heart, he was the answer to my prayers.

Chorus
Oh I believe there are angels among us.
Sent down to us from somewhere up above.
They come to you and me in our darkest hours.
To show us how to live, to teach us how to give.
To guide us with a light of love.

When life held troubled times, and had me down on my knees.
Theres always been someone there to come along and comfort me.
A kind word from a stranger, to lend a helping hand.
A phone call from a friend, just to say I understand.
And aint it kind of funny that at the dark end of the road.
Someone lights the way with just a single ray of hope.

Chorus

They wear so many faces, show up in the strangest places.
To guide us with their mercy, in our time of need.

Chorus
To guide us with a light of love.
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August 11th, 2006, 11:25 AM
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One more, and then I HAVE to go do the dishes and eat comething! lol!

(Maybe more from the baby's perspective...not sure...it just hit me a little different)

Only Hope (Mandy Moore)

There's a song that's inside of my soul.
It's the one that I've tried to write over and over again
I'm awake in the infinite cold.
But you sing to me over and over and over again.

So, I lay my head back down.
And I lift my hands and pray
To be only yours, I pray, to be only yours
I know now you're my only hope.

Sing to me the song of the stars.
Of your galaxy dancing and laughing and laughing again.
When it feels like my dreams are so far
Sing to me of the plans that you have for me over again.

So I lay my head back down.
And I lift my hands and pray
To be only yours, I pray, to be only yours
I know now, you're my only hope.

I give you my destiny.
I'm giving you all of me.
I want your symphony, singing in all that I am
At the top of my lungs, I'm giving it back.

So I lay my head back down.
And I lift my hands and pray
To be only yours, I pray, to be only yours
I pray, to be only yours
I know now you're my only hope.
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August 11th, 2006, 11:25 AM
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Oh, I LOVE "Angels Among Us"!! We ought to ask Astrid to move this post to the Tools subforum (soon to be "comfort spot"). I think it would definitely help others.
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August 11th, 2006, 11:51 AM
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You know, I never thought in posting this thread origionally that that suggestion would come out of it........is it weird to say that I'm touched?

Remember Yesterday (Joshua Payne)


Nothing ever lasts for long
I can't believe the time is gone
I've tried all I know to say
I can't give up on yesterday

Searching all my life
Finding love to make it right
Loving you I found a way
Take me back to yesterday

And love, learning how to hold the time
And knowing you I've come to find
That even if we let it slip away
It won't be long
Love will remember yesterday

Giving over to the sand
A solid room to hold you in
Promises my love to stay
But I won't give up yesterday

And stretching out across the miles
Horses running in the wild
Beckon the moon to keep you safe
Don't give up on yesterday

And love learning how to hold the time
And knowing you I've come to find
That even if we let it slip away
It won't be long
And I know it won't be

Nothing ever lasts for long
I can't believe the time is gone
I've tried all I know to say
Love will remember yesterday
I can't give up on yesterday.
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August 11th, 2006, 03:31 PM
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I have never heard this Josh Groban guy but Im about to find him. LOL I do the same things. One that really gets me is by Diamond Rio "God only Cries for the Living" it is beautiful!!

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On an icy road one night
A young man loses his life
They marked the shoulder with a cross
An' his family gathers round
On a piece of Hallowed ground
Their hearts are heavy with their loss
As the tears fall from their eyes
There's one who'll always sympathise.

God only cries for the living
'Cause it's the living that are left to carry on
An' all the angels up in Heaven
They're not grieving because they're gone
There's a smile on their faces
'Cause they're in a better place than, mmm, baby, than, oh
God only cries for the living
'Cause it's the living that are so far from home.

It still makes me sad
When I think of my Grand-dad
I miss him each and every day
But I know the time will come
When my own gradnson
Wonders why I went away
Maybe we're not meant to understand
Till we meet up in the Promised Land.

God only cries for the living
'Cause it's the living that are left to carry on
And all the angels up in Heaven
They're not grieving because they're gone
There's a smile on their faces
'Cause they're in a better place than, oh, baby, than oh
God only cries for the living
'Cause it's the living that are so far from home
Yeah, we're so far from home, Mmmm, Mmmm

Although these songs aren't necessarily about babies or children, I think of Alex everytime I hear them.

"Angels among us" is my favorite. I wanted to play it at Alex's service but since it was at the cemetary I couldnt.

There is one more also,

"Who you'd be today" by Kenny Chesney



Sunny days seem to hurt the most
Wear the pain like a heavy coat
I feel you everywhere I go
See your smile, I see your face
I hear you laughing in the rain
Still can't believe your gone

(Chorus
It ain't fair you died to young
Like a story that had just begun
But death tore the pages all away
God knows how I miss you
All the hell that I've been through
Just knowing, no one could take your place
Sometimes I wonder, who you'd be today

Would you see the world
Would you chase your dreams
Settle down with a family
I wonder what would you name your babies
Someday's the sky's so blue
I feel like I can talk to you
And I know it might sound crazy

(Chorus)

Today [3x]
Today [3x]

Sunny days seem to hurt the most
I wear the pain like a heavy coat
The only thing that gives me hope
Is I know, I'll see you again someday

Someday, someday
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August 11th, 2006, 03:48 PM
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Oh girls... these are wonderful songs... I'm struggling not to cry. I'll have to go look for some that are meaningful to me. I'll be back!

Here is one from DJ Sammy - Heaven. (beautiful song... download the candlelight mix if you can. It makes me cry everytime!!)

Baby you're all that I want.
When you're lying here in my arms
I'm finding it hard to believe
We're in heaven.

Oh, thinking about all our younger years,
There was only you and me,
We were young and wild and free.
Now nothing can take you away from me.
Weíve been down that road before,
But that's over now.
You keep me coming back for more.

Baby you're all that I want.
When you're lying here in my arms
I'm finding it hard to believe
We're in heaven.

And love is all that I need
And I found it there in your heart.
It isn't too hard to see
We're in heaven.

Now, nothing could change what you mean to me.
There's a lot that I could say
But just hold me now,
Cause our love will light the way.

Baby you're all that I want.
When you're lying here in my arms
I'm finding it hard to believe
We're in heaven.

And love is all that I need
And I found it there in your heart.
It isn't too hard to see
We're in heaven.

Now our dreams are coming true.
Through the good times and the bad
I'll be standing there by you.

(Weíre in heaven.)

And love is all that I need
And I found it there in your heart.
It isn't too hard to see
We're in heaven.

More to come... this was the one that just popped into my head.
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August 16th, 2006, 02:12 PM
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This is the song that we played at Trace's memorial service. It is co written and sung by George Canyon to help friends through a pregnancy loss. The bereavement group that I belong to wants to adopt it as their "theme" song. I can't even begin to get through this song without crying uncontrolably.

My Name-George Canyon

Itís cold in here feels like everythingís upside down
I can feel you talking but I can barely make out the sound
I been kicking around these parts, feels like a year
Iím gonna change this world if I ever get out of here
She wants to dress me in pink, paintís my bedroom blue
And I just laugh to myself, because only I know the truth
This love is my only emotion
Havenít learned any fear any pain
Itís kind of funny with all this commotion
I guess theyíve got me, to blame
And they donít even know my name
And they donít even know my name

Well Iíve never felt so ready, think itís finally time
Cause that big old world is waiting, and itís mine all mine
Just then everything got real quiet, it got real bright
And a man took my hand said donít worry, your mommas gonna be alright
Then he opened the gate, & I followed him in
Said you can wait right, here till itís your turn again
And his love is the one true emotion
Heaven knows no fear no pain
I never got to set my wheels in motion
But they loved me just the same
And they never even knew name
Didnít even know my name
You loved me just the same
And you didnít even know my name
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August 16th, 2006, 02:46 PM
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Tanya, that was beautiful.


Your Love, My Home (Joshua Payne)

Home, the only place I know
Where the heart, the heart finds healing
When the night is cold and dark
Come just as you are

Home, your memory calls me home
Where I'm resting in your arms
It humbles me to know
No matter where I go
There will always be a place for me at home

And somewhere in the night I call your name
And somewhere in the night love answers me
I will never let you go
You will never know a night alone
I will make your love my home

Lost in a dream for something more
I found you were all I needed
You are the strength of us
Without you I'd be lost
There will never be another place like home

And somewhere in the night I call your name
Somewhere in the night love answers me
I will never let you go
You will never know a night alone
I will make your love my home

The road is long and I am weak
But through the rain I see
The light that leads me home

And somewhere in the night I call your name
Somewhere in the night love answers me
I will never let you go
You will never know a night alone
I will make your love, home
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