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Monday, July 27, 2009

Can You See Him? Can You Make Him Feel Alright?

Like many of you, my mind and my heart have been on Baby Stellan all day (well, actually for the past few days).  It reminds me so much of the heavy heart I had when Harper was born. 

Jodi and I have talked about how strange it is to care so much for a baby we’ve never met.  I “met” Stellan when he was still in his mother’s womb.  I had seen a link on another blog about a sick baby and that began my journey of getting to know Stellan.  That was a year ago.  He is now a PRECIOUS nine-month old baby who is absolutely adorable and loved deeply by his family and, I dare say, by most of the world.  Jodi and I both wear the orange Stellan bracelets I bought a while back.  They say “Stellan WILL live.”  Today, Stellan is very sick.  His mother has been at his bedside watching as his little heart beats too fast for survival.  I have two boys that are not so small any more.  But, the empathy in me as a mother FEELS her pain as I think about her watching her child struggle for his life. The song, “He’s My Son” keeps playing through my mind as I pray throughout my day for God to protect Stellan… and give his mother (and father) the comfort of knowing that HE can see them on their knees for their son. 

My babies are now 22 and 20, but there is no better time to tell them how much this momma loves them and is so very grateful for the gift of being their mother.

Please continue to pray for Stellan!

I'm down on my knees again tonight
I'm hoping this prayer will turn out right
See there is a boy that needs Your help
I've done all that I can do myself
His mother is tired
I'm sure You can understand
Each night as he sleeps
She goes in to hold his hand
And she tries not to cry
As the tears fill her eyes

Can You hear me?
Am I getting through tonight?
Can You see him?
Can You make him feel all right?
If You can hear me
Let me take his place somehow
See, he's not just anyone
He's my son

Sometimes late at night I watch him sleep
I dream of the boy he'd like to be
I try to be strong and see him through
But God who he needs right now is You
Let him grow old
Live life without this fear
What would I be
Living without him here
He's so tired and he's scared
Let him know that You're there

Can You hear me?
Am I getting through tonight?
Can You see him?
Can You make him feel all right?
If You can hear me
Let me take his place somehow
See, he's not just anyone
He's my son

Can You hear me?
Can You see him?
Please don't leave him
He's my son

5 comments:

Kelley said...

My heart just aches for this family. I have been praying for Stellan too. I can't even imagine what his parents are going through or even him. He doesn't understand. I am praying that his little body will be healed!

His Doorkeeper said...

I've been praying for Stellan today too. It just breaks my heart and I know it is SO hard on his parents.
I know God can heal his little heart! That's what I pray for!

I love this song you posted.....I hear it nearly every day on KLove!

Susie said...

Oh I hate to hear he isn't doing well. I'll definitely be praying for him.

Lauren Kelly said...

Love this song!!! And continuing to pray for Stellan!!!

Betsy said...

I have been thinking so much about him and praying for him, too. Goodness...I can't imagine what his mommy is going through. That song is PERFECT for this situation!