Monday, November 23, 2009

I Didn't Know My Own Strength

Just finished watching the American Music Awards tonight. Whitney's performance had me completely choked up. It definitely hit close to my heart. Although I am not "through the pain" as one lyric says, the song struck a chord with me & I am sure it will for some of you. I thought I would share it.

MAKE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE & PRESS PAUSE ON THE MUSIC PLAYER.



Lost touch with my soul
I had no where to turn
I had no where to go
Lost sight of my dream,
Thought it would be the end of me
I thought I’d never make it through
I had no hope to hold on to,
I thought I would break

I didn’t know my own strength

And I crashed down, and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain

I didn’t know my own strength

Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high

I was not built to break

I didn’t know my own strength

Found hope in my heart,
I found the light to life
My way out the dark
Found all that I need
Here inside of me
I thought I’d never find my way
I thought I’d never lift that weight
I thought I would break

I didn’t know my own strength

And I crashed down, and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain

I didn’t know my own strength

Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high

I was not built to break

I didn’t know my own strength

There were so many times I
Wondered how I’d get through the night I
Thought took all I could take

I didn’t know my own strength

And I crashed down, and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain

I didn’t know my own strength

Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high

I was not built to break

I didn’t know my own strength

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6 comments:

Tina said...

I am not a big fan of Whitney, but I can appreciate her struggles and accomplishments. With that being said, I felt the same way. That song could have been written for mothers like us, with the exception of that one line. xx

AKD said...

That's got such beautiful lyrics - thank you for sharing that! I just looked up the lyrics, and they're so appropriate.

Jessica said...

I didn't watch the AMA's last night, but also checked out the lyrics. This is so appropriate. Thank you. *hugs*

Cristin said...

Malory,
I was watching and connecting with the lyrics last night as well. More of a hopeful connection though I guess, as I don't feel any strength at the moment.......but I hope one day I will look back and see it and know I had it. I hope your Janessa and my Cayden are watching us and seeing that strength.

Malory said...

Cristin,

The fact that you get out of bed each morning, eat, shower & live = Strength. I know you do those things because well you feel you have to right? Thats not true. We could crumble. We could lock oursleves up in our house forever or atleast for a long time. We could choose to feel nothing but sadness & anger for the rest of our lives. Instead we choose, hope & life. We choose to come here & connect with fellow angel moms. We choose to give support to those we know who are hurting just as much as oursleves when we oursleves feel at our weakest. We feel we have nothing left or to give but we dig down deep in our hearts & soul & we give at the worst moments of our lives. That Cristin is strength. I have gotten to know you through this community & you have it hunny. Cayden is sending you his love & strength. Much love. - Mal

My Very Own Angel said...

this is a very powerful song when it comes to the loss many of us suffer. I still remember when I found out about Vayden's condition I cried at how weak I was, and how this would surely kill me and my marriage and the mother that I already was. I was shockingly surprised to see that our loss did the total opposite. God is so good.

- STephanie

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