How this song came about was completely out of a blue. I never expected to write a song that day and especially in the early morning. So here an account of how I came to writing this song ...
I woke up yesterday morning, showered and was feeling really lethargic. It was a really cold morning and I wasn't up to doing anything. So I made myself a cup of really hot coffee, sat at my work desk and surfed Youtube watching some Gary V.'s music videos. There was this one particular video that had a little girl in it and I was thinking she looks so much like RobynMae (my 9 yr old). I've always known this but, it sudden dawned on me that next year she will be 10, moving on to her preteens stage. That made me wished that I could just stop time, hold her in my arms and never let her go.
It's one of those moments that you have a flood of emotions crashing in. I really didn't know how to handle it or expressed it. So I closed the Safari (the equivalent to IE on Windows) and walked away from the computer for a couple of minutes to collect my thoughts. Then I sat down again at my desk and picked up my guitar. I needed to get it off my chest.
It didn't take me long to write this song, but it's the hardest song for me to write to date and singing it was even harder still. It didn't really help the situation when I sang it to my wife (Christina) and she was just balling. For those of you single people, this song may not mean much. But it will probably strike a note with those parents who have daughter / daughters.
Is there any spiritual lessons that can be learnt out of this. I'm not too sure. But one thing I do know ... after realizing how much I can love my children and if that's how my Father in heaven loves me, I'm eternally blessed. But I know He loves me and my children more than I can love ... That My Friends! It's the GREATEST LOVE OF ALL! What would be your response to Him? God Bless y'all!