Music can play a powerful role in our lives. It can help us to process our experiences. It can help to lift our spirits when we are emotionally depleted. It can bring us comfort or help us to relax.
And in the case of parents who have lost a baby, it can help us to feel less alone in our grief, giving voice to the sorrow and loss we feel so deeply. Music can help us to celebrate the baby we wish was in our arms, but isn't. It can help us to honor the love we still feel for our child, even when our child is no longer with us.
In short, music can be a powerful tool to use as we grieve and move toward healing.
Knowing this, we asked bereaved parents in our community for song recommendations that honor their grief as well as the life of their child. Here are 22 of the top responses:
Winter Bear by Coby Grant
I Will Carry You (Audrey's Song) by Selah
Rainbow by Kacey Musgraves
Small Bump by Ed Sheeran
Cover Me In Sunshine by Pink and Willow Sage Hart
Thy Will by Hillary Scott and the Scott Family
How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding
I Will See You Again by Carrie Underwood
Heaven by Beyonce
Always by JJ Heller
I Never Wanted Anything More Than I Wanted You by Kina Grannis
Remember Me (Lullaby) by Gael García Bernal & Gabriella Flores & Libertad García Fonzi (Coco Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Still by Hillsong Worship
Surrender by Natalie Taylor
You'll Be in My Heart by Phil Collins
Held by Natalie Grant
Dancing in the Sky by Dani and Lizzy
Lost Boy by Ruth B.
Rise Up by Andra Day
Beam Me Up by Pink
Hold On To Me by Lauren Daigle
More by Halsey
Which song would you add?
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