Thursday, March 11, 2010

Beautiful Girl

This is a tribute to my little girl. She would wake up in the middle of the night probably 6 out of 7 nights a week. Many of those nights, I got to be the one to hold her, give her a bottle, and eventually get her back to sleep. They are precious nights in my memory. This song was the final one in the slide show at Elyse's Memorial Service and pretty much says it all. I often find myself waking up in the middle of the night singing this in my head.

Beautiful Girl - Andrew Peterson

I've got your bottle,
and I've got you swaddled
and you're too loud to ignore.

Your mamma is sleeping,
the angels are keeping,
so cry no more.

Hey beautiful girl,
Daddy loves you, he loves you,
most beautiful girl in
in the whole wide world.

The stars are all shining,
the birds are reclining,
the squirrels are all nestled down,
and the trees in the forest
are joining the chorus
and swaying to the sound.


I know that moons rise
and times flies
and sweet little girls get older,
and then when your tooth aches,
or your heart breaks,
will you still cry on my shoulder?

Hey, beautiful girl,
Daddy loves you, he loves you,
most beautiful girl
in the whole wide world.

I miss those nights.


ProudBeliever said...

Still amazed every time I read your blog. Thanks for sharing your life with us. It is hard to express how much you have been used to give me a significantly deeper appreciation of my girls. I can honestly say that I found myself taking them for granted. NO MORE thanks to you.

Ann-Marie said...

I've had this song go through my mind each and every day since the service. Thank you for sharing with us.

Jason said...

thank you.. for this. I can't stop crying but God is using you to change everything for me.. I love you man.