Halo

The day before Farrah’s birth I took a good long walk and for some reason decided to listen to music.  I had made a Labor Playlist on the off-chance I would want to use music as a distraction/inspiration.

On this day-before walk, testing out my song choices, Beyonce’s “Halo” shuffled through.  Suddenly I was brought to my knees on the snowy sidewalk remembering all the babies I didn’t have.  I wasn’t sad though, I was uplifted.  I was lifting them up.  I was holding them in my arms and lifting them up while the baby in my body anchored me to the earth.  I was engulfed by a mother’s love and overwhelmingly grateful for the lives inside me, past and present.

Thank you B.

Remember those walls I built?
Well, baby, they’re tumbling down
And they didn’t even put up a fight
They didn’t even make a sound
I found a way to let you in
But I never really had a doubt
Standing in the light of your halo
I got my angel now

It’s like I’ve been awakened
Every rule I had you breakin’
It’s the risk that I’m takin’
I ain’t never gonna shut you out

Everywhere I’m looking now
I’m surrounded by your embrace
Baby, I can see your halo
You know you’re my saving grace
You’re everything I need and more
It’s written all over your face
Baby, I can feel your halo
Pray it won’t fade away

I can feel your halo (halo) halo
I can see your halo (halo) halo
I can feel your halo (halo) halo
I can see your halo (halo) halo
Whoa

Hit me like a ray of sun
Burning through my darkest night
You’re the only one that I want
Think I’m addicted to your light
I swore I’d never fall again
But this don’t even feel like falling
Gravity can’t forget
To pull me back to the ground again

Feels like I’ve been awakened
Every rule I had you breakin’
The risk that I’m takin’
I’m never gonna shut you out

Everywhere I’m looking now
I’m surrounded by your embrace
Baby, I can see your halo
You know you’re my saving grace
You’re everything I need and more
It’s written all over your face
Baby, I can feel your halo
Pray it won’t fade away

I can feel your halo (halo) halo
I can see your halo (halo) halo
I can feel your halo (halo) halo
I can see your halo (halo) halo
Halooo, ooh
Halooo, ooh
Halooo, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh

Everywhere I’m looking now
I’m surrounded by your embrace
Baby, I can see your halo
You know you’re my saving grace
You’re everything I need and more
It’s written all over your face
Baby, I can feel your halo
Pray it won’t fade away

I can feel your halo (halo) halo
I can see your halo (halo) halo
I can feel your halo (halo) halo
I can see your halo (halo) halo

Songwriter(s):Ramon Owen, Beyonce Knowles, Evan Bogart

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