Sunday, June 14, 2009

New song ... The First Time

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 suddenly 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.

This is one of those moments that you have a flood of emotions come 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 back 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 who are single, this song may not mean much. But it will probably strike a note with those parents who have daughter / daughters.

Are there any spiritual lessons that can be learnt out of this. I believe everything we do there are lessons to be learnt cause God is always speaking. As to this particular situation, 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 much my Father in heaven loves me, I'm eternally blessed. But I know He loves me and my children even more than I can ever imagine ... That My Friends! It's the GREATEST LOVE OF ALL! What would be your response to Him? God Bless y'all!

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4 comments:

agnus21dei said...

Oh man. I'm speechless. As a single I can still appreciate the sentiment.


Btw congrats on the Gospel Festival gig! May it lead to many more greater things.

timmyj said...

Hey Yongzta ...

Thanks for your feedback bro. I'm thinking of getting this song properly arranged and then do a proper recording of it. Toying with the idea of releasing it as a single. What da ya think?

Lynette said...

Awesome, you have a real gift!

timmyj said...

Thanks Lyn ... :D