Trail of Tears

Sung to the tune of “Trail of Tears” by The Crabb Family

I heard about the lonely day
That she hoped would never arrive
It must have broke his mother`s heart
O the tears she must have cried
And though she knew it had to be done
He was still her precious son
It only seemed like yesterday
That her little boy was born

There must have been a trail of tears
From the ICU to the place
Where they laid him down to rest
And placed a mask over his face
And as the nurse walked her down the hall
To a room where she must wait
It must have felt just like the end
There must have been a trail of tears

She knew the day would come
When she`d have to say goodbye
Her son needed this surgery
Or he would lose his life
The surgeon was one of the best
And he had made his plan
It didn’t make it any easier
To let go of her child’s hand

There must have been a trail of tears
From the waiting room to the place
Where they laid him down to rest
Wires and tubes all over the bed
And as the nurse said He’s fine
Your boy came through like a champ
It was just what she had prayed to hear
There must have been a trail of tears

There must have been a trail of tears
From the hospital to the place
Where they laid him down to rest
In his own familiar bed
And as they closed the door to his room
And said Good Night to him
She thought of all he had endured
There must have been a trail of tears

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2 Responses to “Trail of Tears”

  1. Tammy Says:

    I love this- thank you so much for putting it on your blog.

  2. Shannon Says:

    To be the patient and not the parent, you really have a great sense of how it feels to be a parent in the CHD world. It brought me to tears. Thank you for sharing!

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