Before you watch the most adorable movie ever made, let me just say that I heard this song on the radio when I was going through my crazy anxiety-ridden phase of pregnancy. It made me cry for about three days straight, so of course, I had to look it up on iTunes and buy it. I was extremely disappointed to find out that it came from the Twilight soundtrack, so if you already knew that, pretend you didn't; and if you didn't already know that, then you'll like this movie a lot because you won't already associate this song with that movie. Enjoy!
The song really spoke to me at the time, because I was so incredibly scared of the unknowns that accompany parenthood. My head was full of questions wrapped in doubt. Will she be healthy? Will Sylvia be happy? Will I know what to do? Will Sylvain think I'm good enough? The two lines about being brave hit me sqaure in the heart and remimded me that being a parent does, indeed, require a large amount of bravery...and an even larger amount of faith.
"Darling, don't be afraid, I have loved you..."
It was like God was speaking directly to me, and my sweet little girl. And it made me feel so much better! This video played in my mind for months before she even came along, so I couldn't wait to put it together. Now that she's here, and she's healthy, and we're all happy, I watch it every day and thank God for such a beautiful baby, and pray for all the bravery I need to make it through the next 18 plus years. I really don't know how parents do it. They're the bravest people I know!