Thursday, August 22, 2013

This gift

I recently came across this song that has had a real impact on me. I can imagine that anyone that is or has dealt with infertility would feel deeply connected to the words. Especially as I become closer and closer to the point of accepting such an amazing "gift" of life from a perfect stranger that is forever going to have a special place in my heart for what she is doing for us, whatever her reasons may be. 

"This Gift"

This gift will last forever
This gift will never let you down
Some things are made from better stuff
This gift is waiting to be found

Your heart's in wide receiving
Been too long buried in the sand
Some things require leaving
This gift will fall right in your hand
Just try to understand...

If you long enough
And you don't give up
If you're strong enough
And you don't give up
And you...


You'll be no harbor to the sorrow
Just let it go.

Don't hang your head in sorrow
Don't give up just before you win
Don't wait around for tomorrow
Open up your arms and let it in


This gift will last forever
This gift will never let you down
Some things are made from better stuff
This gift is ready to be found
Just you believe it now 

This gift will last forever
This gift will never let you down
Some things are made from better stuff
This gift is ready to be found
Your heart's in wide receiving
Been too long buried in the sand
Some things require believing
These things just fall right in your hand
Just try to understand

If you long enough
And you don't give up
If you're strong enough
And you don't give 


This song was recorded for the motion picture "The Odd Life of Timothy Green". I wouldn't say it's an oscar winner, but it is a story about a couple with infertility and was very sweet and the emotion in the beginning was very...real. This song plays during the final credits. 

Also, I want to thank Emily for her cleverness. I think our donor shall from here on out be known as Goose. So many places we can go with that!! Who can forget Goose from Top Gun, the loyal co-pilot, as our donor will be in a way, co-piloting this journey. Then you have the nursery rhyme "Mother Goose". Last but not least, you have the goose that laid the golden egg. 

All very appropriate. 

14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful song. Thanks for sharing.

    Also, love the name Goose!

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  2. Love it. Thanks for sharing! I've yet to watch that movie, but it's on my list of things to watch after this Transfer :)

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  3. Goose! That's perfect. I haven't seen the Odd Life of Timothy Green yet. I go back and forth between war hung it or not. But that song is stellar.

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  4. I love Goose!! So cute. Oh my gosh this movie made me lose it big time in the theater. In was in the middle of all our failed IUIS and I was like hiccup crying-my husband wanted to leave :) perfect song :) I am sooo happy for you.

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  5. I had no idea that Life of Timothy Green was about an infertile couple. I need to see that. I love watching stuff that can bring some inspiration. Beautiful song too!

    I'm sure Goose cannot possibly fathom how much you guys will appreciate the gift of life you'll be receiving very soon. I wonder if you're allowed to send her an anonymous letter once your beautiful baby is born? A dear Goose of sorts....hehe

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    1. I CAN write her a dear Goose letter and I plan to and have already got a custom necklace in the works for a gift. The nursing staff said that while we don't have to do either of those things, we certainly can. I've been trying to make it just the right thing that is simple, yet says what we mean...which is thank you.

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  6. I love Goose!! I think it's very appropriate. Lots of love, thoughts, and prayers Suzanne!

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  7. This is beautiful. What a wonderful gift Goose is giving you ... Thank God for the people who come into our lives.

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  8. What a beautiful song. Perfect, perfect words!

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  9. Oh. Glen Hansard could sing me to sleep any night he wants.
    Beautiful song. Thank you for sharing. And it's prompting me to see this moving.
    And Goose! Great name! (I should think that)

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  10. I have never seen this movie!! Thanks for sharing the song and video - and goose, I love it! Go Emily!

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  11. What a lovely song. You sound like you're in a very good place. Getting excited about what is to come and appreciating this gift. I'm so happy for you! And goose is a perfect name!

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  12. Thanks for sharing this lovely song. So powerful. I am already so thankful for Goose.

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  13. That's such an awesome song, thanks for sharing it with us. I love the name Goose too, so absolutely perfect!!!

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