This morning I heard this Christmas song for the first time this season. As the haunting melody began....it took me back to the first time I recall hearing this song. Just about 3 years ago - as I was driving myself and my children up to my parents house for our Christmas visit. We had just found out on December 9th that we would lose Karinne and were desperately trying to come to grips with the devastating news. She was safe and sound inside of me.....How could this be? And how could I endure what was to come?
I heard these pleading words spoken from the standpoint of Mary the mother of Christ. And I couldn't help but feel how the words completely applied to my own life at that moment. Every phrase - a prayer - straight from my soul to heaven. Tears streamed down my face as I drove, listened, and wondered . . .
Now this morning as I heard those same words, the tears flowed down again and those same feelings came flooding back.