A fellow angel mother Courtney described it as "listening with the ears of a grieving mother." It's interesting that I totally hear songs differently now. I noticed it first with a Josh Groban song (To Where You Are). I've loved that song since it first came out, but when I first heard it, I understood it as a man grieving for a dead lover. It was sad, no doubt. But shortly after I lost Cora I was over at a friend's house, and she had that CD on. The words struck me to the core because they fit so very perfectly.
Since then I have compiled a list of "Cora songs," which is why I have a playlist on this blog even though playlists on blogs irritate me (I usually have something else going on so I have to scramble to find the list to pause it). I wanted to share my songs with you. Some of them are obviously about the death of a child, some are just being apart from someone you love. All of them speak the words of my soul. So please, if you have a moment, listen to a song or two.