I heard this song this afternoon and it moved me deeply. The songwriter/singer is the incredibly talented Christa Wells. She has written some beautiful things over the years including Natalie Grant's "Held" which is one of my all time favorites. She is a poet that writes about who we are as women in Christ. Her music is always thought provoking and heart moving.
So I encourage all you Mama's out there to take a moment and listen to these beautiful words...then go hug your sweet ones and if they are grown and gone then bow your head and say a prayer for them. It's what we do...LOVE...always LOVE...
Oh, Your Love (Christa Wells)
I know that you knew You raised us to leave you Raised us to run with a torch in our hands I know that you knew What your love would do Sent us out sailors with the wind at our backs I know that you gave Without keeping record Except to be certain you had nothing left I know that you gave Til it hurt though you never Admitted anything but the joy and gladness Ooh, your love always carried us I know that you followed us Late in the darkness Pulled up the blankets, covered us in prayer I know that you followed Our paths to independence With a great deal of patience and a little bit of fear But ooh, your love always carried us I know that you see us The way we were back then You can’t let go, you can’t really let us go But I hope that you see how You took those little children To the light that leads us all to our true home And ooh, your love always carries us Oooh, your love will always carry us I know that you knew what your love would do