For me, music transcends brokenness. It’s a universal language; no matter our background,  we can all retreat to our personal spaces, play our favorite song, and become totally undone. No shame. No guilt. No pressure. Music is everything to me. It is healing, it is peace, it is freedom. It may not look/sound the same for all of us, but it moves us, inspires us, and uplifts us. I have shared some of my personal favorites from both of my NICU stays. I sang some of these songs to my LO (little one) and others were played in my personal time when I needed encouragement or just a pick me up. 

I hope my list can provide some much needed inspiration for you! Please comment with your faves so we can inspire other mama’s who may be starting their journey now or are weeks/months/years into it. 

 My NICU Playlist 

The Sun Will Shine Again – Michelle WilliamsListen here!

He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands – Various artist – Press play!

Jesus Loves Me – various artistsClick here! (I chose this particular version because I LOVE Whitney; she has been my favorite singer since I was a little girl. Her voice soothes and heals and is all types of AMAZING!)

Jesus Loves The Little Children – Various artistsClick here!

This Little Light Of Mine – various artists – Click to listen!

Heaven Will Never Be The Same – Jamie FoxListen here!!  Heaven Will Never Be The Same *Lyrics*

When You Believe – Whitney Houston/ Mariah CareyListen here!

Wires – Athlete – Press Play! Absolute favorite NICU song. He gets it. He’s been here. You probably know this, but if you don’t I hope it blesses you the way it has blessed me!

Praise You In This Storm – Casting CrownsPress play!

I Saw God Today – George StraitPress play! We love this song!!! It so heartfelt and beautiful. I 💜 Country music!

Even If – MercyMe – Press Play – This song! THIS. SONG. !!!

My list isn’t very long, but I tend to find what works for me and keep it in rotation. I will try to update as often as I can. In the meantime, please share some of your favorite songs that helped you through your NICU stay!


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