Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I Will Carry You

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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11 comments:

Karen said...

I haven't read this book yet, but heard the song when it first came out...then later watched the video...so precious...that's all I can say about it....

Trulyana said...

That is very beautiful, and it is wonderful that your friends got the opportunity to bring two souls into the world and share with her new found existence in this land. That is very precious. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the video and hearing the song, the joy was definitely present. And even though there is grief, ultimately love rules everything and it is the most elevated in this experience, just by observing the video. A chance to be on earth is a miracle, and when you leave it is a wonderful way to say thank you for having the opportunity to step on the earth. :)

Mary B said...

This hits closer to home than you know...thank you for sharing.

Carrie said...

Thanks so much for reminding me about this! I meant to order that book after reading about it on her blog! ;)

Ginger said...

Oh, my. This is my first visit here, and I am overwhelmed. Thanks for sharing this. I will pray for your friend.

Missie said...

Beautiful!

Monica Fernaays said...

Wow! Thank You!

Rachel said...

I just read the book too!! I was in tears as well! It's amazing to see how God has used such a tragedy to glorify Him!! By the way, Selah is one of my all time favorite groups! =)

Stacie said...

Wow.

I have followed along with their story for some time, but have never seen this video.

Words fail to describe the immense beauty, peace and love that is felt while watching this video.

They are such an amazing family and I know I feel blessed to have watched this video.

Thank you for sharing this.

e-Mom said...

Thanks for posting the video. I've read several positive reviews of this book recently. Oh, so sad! I think I'll wait to read it... not up for for a good cry just yet.

amy said...

What a beautiful slide show and a touching song. The photos were so beautifully done and the family was so at peace.

I am so glad you came by my blog (the family trifecta) because now I get to read you.

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