You Wouldn't Cry (Andrew's Song)

  • This song was inspired by a pregnant woman named Rebecca, who Mandisa met at one of her shows in 2008. As they talked, Mandisa prayed for God's protection over the baby. The following week the little boy, who Rebecca had called Andrew, was stillborn. When Mandisa heard the tragic news she wrote the grieving mom a letter, along with a CD of songs she had compiled, to encourage Rebecca. Mandisa told Christian Music Today: "I remember thinking there was no song that was going to be from Andrew's perspective." The following week the singer got together with Cindy Morgan to pen some songs. Mandisa told her songwriting partner Rebecca's story, and after contemplating what Andrew would say to his mom, they wrote this moving number about the wonders the little boy is experiencing in heaven with God. Later Mandisa had the privilege of singing the song for Rebecca. She told Christian Music Today: "It brought her so much comfort to think that when she sees her son again he's going to be able to show her around heaven and show her all the things he's been experiencing. It's my prayer, and I know it's Rebecca's prayer, that Andrew's song would encourage others who are going through similar loss."

Comments: 2

  • Ron Miller from Orlando, FlLost my 13 yr old grandson named Andrew in a very tragic car accident in Oklahoma this past CHRISTMAS holiday season and the hurt and pain will never go away. Love him and miss him so much. Thank You Mandisa for writing this beautiful song, it describes exactly how I feel in what's left of my heart that has been torn apart and that our little Andrew is now our guarding angel and is wanting us to keep our faith and be strong and is waiting for us on the other side in Heaven.. My daughter and her family and the entire family is having a very difficult time with all of this right now. Thank you for posting this on the web.
  • Mimi from Peoria, IlBrought tears to my eyes and a reminder that God is so awesome! WOW.
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