Aaron Watson ‘Bluebonnets’ Sung By Thousands, Absolutely Beautiful
Earlier this week Aaron Watson played a show in conjunction with the FFA. What happened when he went into his emotionally charged hit “Bluebonnets,” was amazing.
We don’t know how many people were there that night, thousands… It was a lot. Nearly all sang along, waving their cellphones like lighters to the music.
It was beautiful.
“Bluebonnets (Julia’s Song),” was, for those who aren’t familiar with the story, inspired by Watson’s daughter, Julia Grace. Julia passed away just hours after she was born due to complications from Trisomy 18, a chromosomal abnormality. But sweet little Julia Grace was able to bring her father, mother, and family so much happiness in her flash of life on earth.
The Watson’s pregnancy with their fourth child and their earth-shattering story was documented at their family blog, BarbedWireHalo — as it was unfolding. It’s a story that Aaron nor his wife, Kimberly, has never shied away from sharing with fans, and something that we all truly take inspiration from and respect. Read more about the impact of Julia Grace’s life.
“Life is like Bluebonnets in the spring…”
October 10th was one of the most bittersweet blessed days of my life. After a long and emotional pregnancy, my wife delivered our 4th child, precious Julia Grace at 33 weeks. Julia came into this world with the sweetest little cry that I have ever heard, and then just like that she was gone. She was beautiful and elegant and I am so grateful for the little time we got to spend with her. Like an angel returning home, she left us gently and gracefully without any real pain or suffering. I haven’t posted any blogs since we found out about Julia’s fatal condition over three months ago but I have documented every week of Kimberly’s pregnancy. All the highs and the lows, the tears, and the fears. We buried our little baby girl this week and we are heartbroken. We are heartbroken, yet hopeful. We are hopeful because we have Jesus. Through our pain and suffering I now have a better understanding of the magnitude and true significance of the sacrifice that He made upon that cross. I am a better husband because of my Julia Grace. I am a better daddy because of my Julia Grace. Things have been put into perspective and because of that I am a better man because of my Julia Grace. She is all that has been on my heart and mind. I have nothing else to write about except for her. I would be honored to share Julia’s story with you.