|A gorgeous and moving song about losing someone you love|
These Truthful Lyrics are Extremely Personal, They'll Grab Your Soul - Tissues Needed
I'm listening to "The Father, My Son, and The Holy Ghost" as I'm typing this review, and my eyes are pouring tears. Like any mother, trying to fathom this kind of loss is more than I can wrap my head around.
The lyrics are excruciatingly painful, truthful, and still - filled with healing hope.
"I cried, and cried, and cried until I passed out on the floor
Then I prayed, and prayed, and prayed til I thought I couldn't pray anymore,
And minute by minute, day by day, my God, he gave me hope,
I know my boy ain't here but he ain't gone"
The lyrics tell a personal story of heartache that not one of us wants to feel, yet many have. Man, it breaks me in half even trying to understand how parents can survive the loss of a child.
I've been tested in multiple ways in this life, and I often mention to the good Lord that he no longer needs to keep testing, because I'll pass every exam. However, please dear Lord, this is a test that I'm sure I couldn't pass.
As Craig Morgan sings this song, I want to reach through the computer screen and give him a compassionate hug, and honestly wish I could erase this horrendous pain. I'm blessed with four sons and beautiful stepchildren and I can't, I just can't imagine this kind of pain.
"I Won't Completely Heal Til I Go Home"
This part of the song describes the absolute truth about this kind of loss; We won't completely heal until we go home. We learn to live with our new version of life after a soul-crushing loss and know the previous way we lived will never, or never can be experienced again.
I'm almost feeling guilty even thinking about the pain of losing my father because Craig Morgan's loss of his son is pain beyond my comprehension.
Text, Call or Email the Ones You Love Right Now
That's what this song did for me. I just sent a quick "I love you" text to each of my children. I did it for me, for them, and to honor Craig Morgan's beautiful son.
I imagine by now you're wanting to listen to this song? Get out the tissues, because yes, you're going to need them.
Blessings to you, Craig Morgan, and to your family. Thank you for writing this moving song and helping others through their own pain.
You can listen to Craig Morgan speak directly about his loss here on The Kelly Clarkson Show.
This live performance by Craig Morgan at the Opry is spectacular. Listen with high-quality headphones if you're able.
I've been a Craig Morgan fan for a while now and reviewed a few of his other songs that feature story-telling lyrics and inspirational messages. You can find them here.
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