Sunday, May 13, 2007

If You Were Mine

Fernando Ortega is one of our very favorite musical artists. One of his songs is taking on a much deeper meaning to us as we wait to meet our son in Uganda. The song is called "If You Were Mine", and you can listen to it below. To our mothers and sisters, go ahead and get the Kleenexes ready.

When my heart is troubled and I am weighed down,
Then I like to think of how this lonesome world would be
If I could see your face, or hold you in my arms
If you were mine, if you were mine.

If you had a bad dream I would jump inside it,
And I would fight for you with all the strength that I could find.
I would lead you home by your tiny hand
If you were mine, if you were mine.

I would sing of love on the blackest night.
I would sing of God, and how His goodness fills our loves.
I would sing to you, til the morning light
If you were mine, if you were mine.

by Fernando Ortega
from the album "This Bright Hour"


The Waggoners said...

Hey guys! I'll have to show you the adoption video our friends edited to that song. It's a tear jerker, as you can imagine.
By the way, do you know the background/inspiration of the song?

Sid said...


I think he was singing about an orphan.