Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Foster Parent Playlist

Perhaps this is a little unconventional, and may not appeal to all, but here goes.  Music is important to me and can move me immensely, so of course it has played a part in this foster journey of ours.  Songs that I'd already heard before or that are new to me have come across on the radio or roll around in my Google Play list and I stop singing along, choked up by the realization of how much the words apply to us, our situation, the little ones in our care, the struggle, the hurt, the redemption, the possibility.  

And so, I give you my Foster Parent Playlist, with just a few excerpts of lyrics that really shake up my heart.

Hero by Connersvine

Someday every sun that shines in your life
Could turn to a sad shade of gray
And in this eclipse I will come to your side
And stand there with you in the rain

But I'll never be a bullet proof shield around you
I couldn't be the armor you need
But I'll never be the one to choose anybody over you
This promise is free

But I couldn't be more or a whole lot less
No I couldn't be the dark while your sleep
And I can't climb a mountain to call down the rains
On the fire that conspires at your peace

But I'll be your hero now
I'll be the guard of your honor somehow
I'll show you love laid down
I'll be your hero now

Won't Let Go by Rascal Flatts

I will stand by you
I will help you through
When you've done all you can do
And you can't cope
I will dry your eyes
I will fight your fight
I will hold you tight
And I won't let go

Home by Phillip Phillips

Hold on to me as we go
As we roll down this unfamiliar road
Although this wave is stringing us along
Just know you're not alone
Cause I'm gonna make this place your home

Settle down, it'll all be clear
Don't pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found
Just know you're not alone
Cause I'm gonna make this place your home

Glass by Thompson Square

I'll let you look inside me
Through the stains and through the cracks
And in the darkness of this moment
You'll see the good and bad
But try not to judge me
Cause we've walked down different paths
I promised you Together
So I won't take that back

We may shine, we may shatter
We may be picking up the pieces here on after
We are fragile, we are human
We are shaped by the light we let through us
We break fast
We are glass

Hey Brother by Avicii
(Especially since we call our kids Brother and Sister)

Hey brother, there's an endless road to re-discover
Hey sister, do you still believe in love I wonder
Oh, if the sky comes falling down for you
There's nothing in this world I wouldn't do

Better Than A Hallelujah by Amy Grant

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a hallelujah sometimes

Compass by Lady Antebellum
(What I'll be singing often if our kids go home to their mom)

You wanna give up cause it's dark
We're really not that far apart

So let you heart, sweetheart
Be your compass when you're lost
And you should follow it wherever it may go
When it's all said and done
You can walk instead of run
Cause no matter what 
You'll never be alone

1 comment:

  1. Anna- thanks for the comment. It's always nice to hear from other foster parents and to know that we're not alone. Thank you! - Julie