One way that I cope with life, no matter what is going on, is through music. We are a very musically inclined family. Zach was a band director up until this year and I played the flute for many years up through college. I’ve had several songs that have carried me through this week. Thank you to the many sweet friends who have shared songs that have helped them in hard times!
This one has been on repeat since the day Leslie died after my friend Sarah shared it with me.
This has long been one of my favorite songs, especially when things are hard. But a few months ago, it home on a whole new level. I feel like this song is about Leslie, talking about a heart that’s frail and worn, how it takes work to keep on breathing. Jesus has truly given her rest.
My friend Rachel asked me if I had heard this song, and I had not. But oh my stars, is it every appropriate in this case? And, oh does this hurt!
Even when the fight seems lost, I'll praise You
Even when it hurts like hell, I'll praise You
Even when it makes no sense to sing, louder then I'll sing Your praise
A blog friend sent me this one yesterday morning and it made me weep, in a very comforted way.
Do you have any other songs to share with me that would be comforting at this time?
And one last thing… my amazing friend, Ashley, owner of SheShe Made, has gone above and beyond and has created a darling dress inspired by Leslie.
She will be selling these dresses starting Wednesday on Instagram (follow @sheshemade). She is donating ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of her profits to the college/wedding fund for Caroline and Ainsley. Ashley has made many outfits and gifts for my children and others, and the quality of her work is phenomenal! I can’t wait to see Ava, Caroline, and Ainsley in this dress inspired by Leslie, who would have absolutely loved having a piece of clothing designed in her honor! So come shop Wednesday and get a beautiful dress for the little girl in your life and help support my sweet nieces!