Thursday, July 28, 2011

If I may recommend...

I love when friends recommend a book or a song to me! So, while I'm here at LeBonheur, holding this sleepy little boy, I thought I might recommend a book and a song. (yes, I am blogging from my phone, with only one hand!)

Before I was admitted to the hospital, a dear friend, who knew our situation, gave me this book. She told me to have a box of tissue close by while I read it. Well, I was not in the best emotional state at the time, so I set in on our kitchen counter to read one day when things were better. Well, fast forward twelve weeks later. I am rocking Harper and I'm wanting to read another book to her so I grab the book my friend gave me. Sure enough, I could barely read the last few pages because I was crying so hard. Please, if you have never read "The Tale of Three Trees," run to your local library and check out this book. Better yet, just go buy it for your personal library. You will not be sorry! I regret not reading it sooner.




And now for a song...

I was driving this morning to get coffee and heard this song! It's beautiful. I have no idea how old this song is, but I wanted to share the lyrics. I'm a lyrics person! :)

Blessings by Laura Story

"We pray for blessings, we pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering

All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops?
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near?

What if trials of this life
Are Your mercies in disguise?

We pray for wisdom, Your voice to hear
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough

And all the while You hear each desperate plea
And long that we'd have faith to believe

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears?
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near?

And what if trials of this life
Are Your mercies in disguise

When friends betray us, when darkness seems to win
We know the pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home
It's not our home

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears?
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near?

What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst
This world can’t satisfy?

And what if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are Your mercies in disguise?"


It's just a beautiful song!


I LOVE reading and singing to H&H! I would love to hear some of your children's book or song recommendations! :).


This is what little man is currently doing!

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5 comments:

Kayla said...

I love that song! She wrote it right after her family found out her husband had a brain tumor. I cry almost everytime I hear it!

May said...

BJ, I love reading your blog. We are out of LeBonheur now, but I still think about you guys so much and enjoy keeping up with your progress. I hope Henry is home soon. One day many months down the road when everyone is better, we will have to get Allie together with Henry and Harper... our LeBonheur miracles :)

Love, May

Megan said...

I absolutely love that song too! It speaks to me personally and I know it does to everyone who hears it! I will also be purchasing that book. Thanks for sharing your sweet lives. I am still praying for you, Mark, and your miracle babies. I also have something for them sitting in our "baby room." I've got to get it to you! Love!

Frame said...

Matthew West
Safe and Sound


Can’t believe you’re here now
Tiny dream come true
The answer to a prayer now
I’m so in love with you
Couldn’t wait to meet you
Hope you like your name
I get the funny feeling
Life will never be the same

Safe and sound
You’re here with me now
Like I hoped you’d be
Safe and sound
You’re here with me now
And that’s all I’ll ever need

The world’s a scary place here
But baby it’s alright
I’ll make sure the coast is clear
So you can just sleep tight
But if you’re afraid of monsters
Like everybody is
I’ll be right beside you
Closer than a kiss

Safe and sound
I’m here with you now
And you will always be
Safe and sound
I’m here with you now
And that’s all you’ll ever need

Someday I’m gonna teach you
The reason why we pray
So that heaven’s love may reach you
Every single day
So, baby close your eyes now
And say a prayer with me
Lord, I lay me down to sleep now
But I know I will be

Safe and sound
You’re here with us now
And we will always be
Safe and sound You’re here with us now
And that’s all we’ll ever, all we’ll ever need
You’re all we’ll ever need

Anonymous said...

Books-
On the night you were born ( you will cry)
If kisses were colors
It time to sleep my love
Guess how much I love you
You are my I love you

Love keeping up with your sweet babies-
Friend of a friend