Shortly before our youngest was born, his birth mother, Lindsey, and I were talking. She told me that when she found out she was pregnant, she knew this child was not hers but that he was meant to be in someone else’s family. It was an immediate feeling she had. We are so grateful that she is a part of our life and his, and that he is growing up in a family who feels a deep connection to his first mother. There will always be a part of him that is hers, and a part of her that is his. It’s a beautiful and sacred connection.

Lindsey felt as if she were a vessel, preparing her unborn child for his future family. She nurtured him the best she could during the course of those nearly nine months so that he would have the absolute best start in life he could. She provided him with the best foundation for life he could have possibly had.

When I heard this song, I didn’t hear Garth Brooks’ voice. I heard Lindsey’s. I heard her singing to her son, preparing him for his family. The song is so emotional for me when I think of her voice. You see, she’s one of the most incredible women I know on the face of this earth. So to imagine her having this conversation with her unborn son…well…talk about a tear jerker.

The song isn’t about expectant mothers who are placing their children for adoption. It is a conversation between God and his child who is preparing to enter the world. I just happen to have heard it differently that first time. No matter your take on it, the lyrics are some of the most gentle and tender I’ve heard. It makes me ever so grateful for all the mothers in my life and my children’s lives. God bless all the mothers in this world, because when life gets messy, it’s our moms we seem to want for comfort. First moms, birth moms, adoptive moms, biological moms, foster moms, grand-moms. Being a mom is a divine role, and I honor them all.

Music has a way of touching our hearts in a way much differently than the spoken word. This song touched my heart. I have told you whose voice I hear, but when you listen, who do you hear singing this song? What does it make you think about? Can I suggest something? Whoever it makes you think of, even if it’s God like who the song is about, take some time to thank that person for their influence in your life. We could all use a little more love this holiday season.


Mom Lyrics

Written by Wynn Varble, Don Sampson.

Little baby told God, hey I’m kind of scared.
Don’t really know if I want to go down there.
From here it looks like a little blue ball.
That’s a great big place and I’m so small.

Why can’t I just, stay here with you?
Did I make you mad, don’t you want me too?
God said oh child, of course I do
But there’s somebody special waiting for you.

So hush now baby, don’t you cry
‘Cause there’s someone down there waiting whose only goal in life
Is making sure you’re always gonna be alright
A loving angel tender, tough and strong
It’s almost time to go and meet your mom.

You’ll never have a better friend
Or a warmer touch to tuck you in
She’ll kiss your bruises, your bumps and scrapes
And anytime you hurt
Her heart’s gonna break

So hush now baby, don’t you cry
‘Cause there’s someone down there waiting whose only goal in life
Is making sure you’re always gonna be alright
A loving angel tender, tough and strong
It’s almost time to go and meet your mom.

And when she’s talking to you make sure you listen close
‘Cause she’s gonna teach you everything you’ll ever need to know
Like how to mind your manners, to love and laugh and dream
She’ll put you on the path that bring you back to me

So, hush now little baby, don’t you cry
‘Cause there’s someone down there waiting whose only goal in life
Is making sure you’re always gonna be alright
A loving angel tender, tough and strong
Come on child it’s time, to meet your mom

Songwriters
WYNN VARBLE, DON SAMPSON

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(lyrics found http://www.metrolyrics.com/mom-lyrics-garth-brooks.html)