A Promise To Keep You Safe

A sweet friend recently sent us a gift after learning of Olivia’s story. Inside the beautifully wrapped box was a CD, and a note sharing that JJ Heller’s music has been distributed to healing parents and children in NICUs across the country. Similar to On The Night You Were Born – it took me a couple of days before I built up the courage to listen.

Finally, one morning when Luke and I decided to drive to the hospital separately I unwrapped the CD, put it in my car, and let the songs roll. I cried. Obviously. But after a week or so of listening I can now usually make it through almost all of the songs without tearing up. Catch me on a hard day and you may still see me crying in my car.

But I love it. I love every song. I keep this CD on repeat. I even purchased the songs on my phone and played a little tune or two for Olivia one afternoon when she was awake, and I’d like to do more of that moving forward. Dad would prefer we play Mozart, Vivaldi, or the like, but Mom’s going to keep the sappy songs coming.

Here’s one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Quiet your heart
It’s just a dream
Go back to sleep
I’ll be right here
I’ll stay awake

As long as you need me
To slay all the dragons
And keep out the monsters
I’m watching over you

My love is a light
Driving away
All of your fear
So don’t be afraid
Remember I made
A promise to keep you safe

You’ll have your own
Battles to fight
When you are older

When you find yourself frozen inside
Always remember
When you feel alone
Facing the giants
And you don’t know what to do

My love is a light
Driving away
All of your fear
So don’t be afraid
Remember I made
A promise to keep you safe

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