Down The Road Of Bittersweet

We had some good news and some bad news on a cold November morn
The test confirmed that we were parents, but there was something more
Our little boy had complications, and we were frightened as could be
But we decided to go walking down the road of bittersweet

The next nine months we grew together, somehow closer than before
And our faith began to blossom into something more
We would hold each other close and pray, then cry ourselves to sleep
We knew that God was walking with us down the road of bittersweet

Jesus, take my hand and walk beside me
And make my footsteps firm beneath my feet
I know You’ve gone this way before so guide me
I’m not alone as I go walking down the road of bittersweet

The room was filled with apprehension on the day that he was born
But when I took him in my arms I knew there was so much more
There was a bond of love between us, and I was never more complete
I never knew I’d find such blessing down the road of bittersweet

The doctor said we may not have much time before we’d have to part
So I treasure every moment deep within my heart
Soon we’ll have a little angel, praying for our family
I’m just glad I got to meet him down the road of bittersweet

Jesus, take my hand and walk beside me
And make my footsteps firm beneath my feet
I know You’ve gone this way before so guide me
I’m not alone as I go walking down the road
I’m not alone as I go walking down the road
I’m not alone as I go walking down the road of bittersweet


Words & Music by Karl Kohlhase

© 2006 karl kohlhase

Written for Prenatal Partners For Life

STORY BEHIND THIS SONG...

I was asked to consider writing a song for Prenatal Partners For Life, a support ministry for expectant parents who have had the frightening news that their little one may not be healthy. After reading some of the moving stories on their site, I penned "Down The Road Of Bittersweet". I hope this song gives a little comfort and consolation to those whose hearts have been broken, as well as courage to those who feel intimidated by the prospect of carrying their pregrancy to full term after such devestating news.

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Written for
Prenatal Partners
For Life
,
a support ministry for expectant parents who have had the frightening news that their little one may not be healthy.

Please visit their site,
and read some of the
touching stories.

Or order the CD
and video from their
site to support their
ministry.