Awhile ago I asked for prayer for my friends that lost their newborn daughters. (And I ask you to please continue your prayers.)
Shortly after that time, thanks to Ann Voskamp at Holy Experience, I learned of a book called I Will Carry You: the Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy. Written by Angie Smith, she beautifully, honestly shares the story of Audrey Caroline, their daughter who they were allowed to hold for just a few hours before she went on to Heaven. It's a heartrending love story that I sobbed through as I mourned with her and with my friends.
Angie's husband is in the group Selah, and I wanted to share this song with you: I Will Carry You (Audrey's Song). You can find it on their album You Deliver Me. I encourage you to listen, and then I encourage you to find the book and read it and share it.
It will break your heart, and it will bless you. Because the grief and the joy truly are intertwined in the dance.
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