In 2005, 2 weeks before my firstborn was married, I wrote and recorded this song to be played as a surprise at their reception. Nothing like waiting till the last minute and all. *rolling eyes* I put down the guitar tracks first, then recorded the singing. We did it each part with one take because I knew the more I sang the words, the more my voice would break. *grin* It was REALLY hard to get thru it! The collage was done just before the recording, and I couldn't find just the right song so I sat down and wrote one in an afternoon.
They were definitely surprised, and it went over very well with everyone. Kleenexes were the fashion that day...I like to share it with those in the midst of diapers and runny noses and temper tantrums. It somehow puts it all into perspective. I'm not an overly religious person, but I've always felt my kids were gifts from Someone Very Good. And that the Someone knew exactly what They were doing in giving me the kids I have.
So when my son was little, I used to tell him I was so glad Jesus gave him to me....that He chose me to be his mom. I said it constantly to him. That's the foundation for this. Hope you enjoy....decorating fluff will resume sometime soon, I promise.
Okay...I have to ask...is there anything that you can't do?!?!? That was amazing! And you say you're not overly religious...there's a big difference between religion and Christianity...and we can definitely tell you have your priorities straight. Your son is so blessed...and so are you!!!
In His Most Precious Love....Deb
that was sooooo beautiful. What a special gift you gave both your son and his new wife....I can't think of a better or sweeter way to give them both your blessing. You encouraged them and built them up and I just love it. My son is about to turn one...I've got a ways to go...!
Cindy, I don't know what to SAY! MY GOSH GIRL! WOW! AMAZING! sniff-sniff, more sniffing...a little more sniffing...I am a so blessed to cross paths with you! You really ROCK the MOMMY house, ya know that?!
wow! wonderful! great song, love the collage. You did a fabulous job! Your family is very lucky to have you.
Oh Cindy, You suck! Now I have tears to go with my coffee this morning! (as if I'm not weepy enough on my own!) haha This is the most precious song & video! You have a wonderful voice too!
Ok... *wiping tears* This is just the sweetest song ever. You have a beautiful voice! I am such a sucker for anything babies or marriage. I just get all choked up! You should know, I was eating breakfast while listening... Not a good idea! ;) It was so hard to swallow my food due to the chin wobble!! lol
tears spilling ... no words~
Wow! You are very talented!!!!
WOW!! That was awesome! What a blessing for your son and his new bride to have you do that. You have one great voice...
Mmm...how special to put something so special in a song for your kids. THere's nothing greater. Beautiful.
I didn't have to salt my scrambled eggs this morning as my tears are dropping into them!!!!
What a wonderful gift to your son. And, I'm sorry you are probably past the age cut off for American Idol!!!!
Thank you for letting us hear.
What a beautiful tribute to your son and daughter-in-law. You have a lovely singing voice. Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful...thank you for sharing....
So why isn't that song in a recording for sale today? Absolutely lovely. You are amazing!
Ok, well, thank goodness I had a Kleenex close by. How amazing!! Gorgeous voice and the most beautiful words! I would of been honored to have that sung at my wedding...
Cindy! You are....like....amazing! What a wonderful talent you have -- play guitar and sing (beautiful voice, by the way!!!) and craft and decorate and "professional blogger" WOW!
Cindy!!! That was BEAUTIFUL!!!! and what a lovely voice you have too!!
Thanks for sharing that. Very touching.
Oh Cindy....This was so beautiful!! I have two sons so your words spoke straight to my heart!! I was just bawling!! Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!!
You should record this! Perfect!
Lou Cinda :)
Wow, you are amazing. I'm crying happy tears.
Thanks for stopping by and for the tips. I will keep at it and dig out the instruction book.
Thanks for sharing your amazing talent! I wrote a song for my parents once, but could never sing it to them (becuase of the tears, and because I simply can't sing!) so I had my friend sing it while I played the piano.
Your son will always treasure that special gift! Such beautiful words. Love it!
Your voice is amazing! the song is so beautiful. I can't imagine a more wonderful gift.
OK, you have me in tears! I gave birth to 2 blue eyed boys, one who is marriied and just had his first blue eyed child (girl). I am sending this song right to him. He is in the USCG and lives far away from home, so again, this really touched me. Thanks.
PS. You have a wonderful voice :)
Girl. This is seriously wonderful. Why is it that you can cry looking at pictures of people you don't even know!? These wedding collages always choke me up. You did a wonderful job on this, just as you did on him (your son), just as you do in everything you do.
How beautiful--what a tribute to your son and new wife. My youngest son is getting married in just over 2 weeks--I am doing a slideshow, but am not talented enough to write a song for them. Wish I were!
Superwoman, that was AWESOME!!!!!
So beautiful..... Children ARE such a special gift on loan to us. What a beautiful song and voice. thanks for sharing.
Ok I am in awe wow Cindy that was just so precious thank you for sharing!! You rock in every possible way!!!
I miss being little. I want to be at home with my five brothers and sisters, playing super soakers and jedi knights in the yard at Reed Rd. or Mario Kart in the basement.
You're the best mom ever for putting up with all of us at home so we could play together.
You can sing too?! You seriously amaze me. Beautiful video and song. Beautiful....
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