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Today on Facebook, Stephanie from I have my very own angel posed the question… What is your favorite memorial poem. I think about what mine is, and can not come up with one specific favorite. But reading through everyone’s I hear this song again…

You can hear the music at http://www.k4communications.com/karl/bittersweet.html

Down The Road Of Bittersweet

We had some good news and some bad news on a cold November morn
The test confirmed that we were parents, but there was something more
Our little boy had complications, and we were frightened as could be
But we decided to go walking down the road of bittersweet

The next nine months we grew together, somehow closer than before
And our faith began to blossom into something more
We would hold each other close and pray, then cry ourselves to sleep
We knew that God was walking with us down the road of bittersweet

Jesus, take my hand and walk beside me
And make my footsteps firm beneath my feet
I know You’ve gone this way before so guide me
I’m not alone as I go walking down the road of bittersweet

The room was filled with apprehension on the day that he was born
But when I took him in my arms I knew there was so much more
There was a bond of love between us, and I was never more complete
I never knew I’d find such blessing down the road of bittersweet

The doctor said we may not have much time before we’d have to part
So I treasure every moment deep within my heart
Soon we’ll have a little angel, praying for our family
I’m just glad I got to meet him down the road of bittersweet

Jesus, take my hand and walk beside me
And make my footsteps firm beneath my feet
I know You’ve gone this way before so guide me
I’m not alone as I go walking down the road
I’m not alone as I go walking down the road
I’m not alone as I go walking down the road of bittersweet


Words & Music by Karl Kohlhase

As I played the song Joe said “Where did I hear that?”

“On the Prenatal Partners For Life website” I said. An organization we have offered our services to in order to help other families. Families that have chosen to carry to term knowing their child will not survive.

Its such a beautiful song, similar to the one we used for Jody’s memorial video. The term bittersweet is one we used so many times when Jody was still warm and cozy in my belly. The path truly is bittersweet…

Stefanie with I Have My Very Own Angel has done the same, deciding to carry to term is easy. The journey is so hard, losing your child is harder. It seems as though you lose touch with life at some points after. Its been 8 months and 1 day but it still seems like yesterday he was here.

To visit I Have My Very Own Angel got to… http://www.myveryownangel.org

I wear my shirt every month on the 10th as a reminder of one of the most beautiful days in my existence.

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