Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wednesday's Walk - "I Saw God Today"

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I know most of my memories happen to be about my child or my pregnancy; I can't help it. So much has happened to me since I got pregnant that I don't feel like I really began living until then. Anyways, I just wanted to share a song that I heard on the radio this week. It was all over the Country Radio stations last spring (2008). It was song that would play while I made my long trip to Milwaukee for the three days that I worked part time. Leaving my husband back home for those days was really hard on me. I didn't like being away from him, we were newly weds and I was carrying his baby.

During those long drives, there wasn't much to do but listen to the radio and think. Well, I was thinking alot about my unborn child and everything that I didn't know about him. I imagined how be would look, what seeing his face for the first time would feel like. What being NOT pregnant after having been so for many months would feel like. Then, of course bad thoughts would enter my mind. Things like what if there were complications during the delivery, what if we didn't get to take our baby home. Thoughts of the scary unknown that more often than not, would bring me to tears... alone on the freeway, just me and my radio.

But this song always made me smile. Everytime I would hear it, I would put my hand on my belly and whisper to my child. I would tell him that I couldn't wait to hold him in my arms and that mommy would do everything she ever could to protect him. I would tell him how much he is wanted and how precious his is to us. I would thank my Lord for trusting me with such a treasured gift. I want to share the song with all my readers today. I am sure that many of you are aware of the song/lyrics.

It's about the joyous wonder that a children brings with them into the world. It's about seeing the face of God imprinted in your newborn baby. It's about seeing this world with new eyes, perhaps God's eyes and being completely and utterly transformed.

"I Saw God Today" - George Strait

I just walked down the street to the coffee shop
had to take a break I'd been by her side for eighteen hours straight
I saw a flower growing in the middle of the sidewalk
pushing up through the concrete
like it was planted right there for me to see
the flashin' lights, the honkin' hornsall seemed to fade away
in the shadow of that hospital at 5:08
I saw God today

Chorus:I've been to church
I've read the book
I know He's here,
but I don't look
near as often as I should
Yeah, I know I should
His fingerprints are everywhere
I'd just slow down to stop and stare
opened my eyes and man I swear
I saw God today

I saw a couple walking by they were holding hands
Man, she had that glow
yeah I couldn't help but notice she was starting to show
I stood there for a minute takin' in the sky
lost in that sunset
a splash of amber melted in the shades of red

Chorus:I've been to church
I've read the book
I know He's here,
but I don't look
near as often as I should
Yeah, I know I should
His fingerprints are everywhere
I'd just slow down to stop and stare
opened my eyes and man I swear
I saw God today

I got my face pressed up against the nursery glass
She's sleeping like a rock
My name on her wrist wearing tiny pink socks
She's got my nose, she's got her mama's eyes
My brand new baby girl
She's a miracle I saw God today


Holly said...

What a great song. I actually haven't heard that song before. That must've been hard being away half the week from your husband.

Denise said...

Such a precious post.

Kate said...

I love that song! Next time you come to Milwaukee, let me know!! We could have a playdate or do something fun!!

Aspiemom said...

I'm not big into country music, but my husband plays it when we're in the car. This has been one song I've really liked!

Debbie said...

What beautiful words to this song! I love the photo of you and your husband during your pregnancy. How beautiful you look! Thanks for sharing this special memory with us.

September said...

April - Finally catching up on some posts after being so busy on the homefront here! I so enjoy reading your regular posts! The song for your Wed. Walk is so great - it rings so true for everyday life..I will humming it now!
LOVE the picture of your hubby in the pool with your sweet baby boy! Be sure to save that one!
Enjoy each moment!

Lynnette Kraft said...

First of all I have to just say once you're a mom, it's hard to think of much else. ha! I don't blame you for wanting to just talk and talk about your precious child. I'm the same way.

I'm so thankful for the way God ministered to you when your hubby was away and you needed to be reminded that He was there with you... and with your precious baby boy in the womb - and more importantly a reminder to remember him. He's always here for us. :)

Jenilee said...

so pretty. I love that picture... :)

Maddie's Mommy said...

Very sweet.. being a mother is indescribable isn't it?.. your son is adorable

Drahdrah said...

What a beautiful post. I can't say I know the song, but I'll look it up on youtube.

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Such sweet memories...beautiful picture...and beautiful song. Thanks for sharing this, April...