Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I'll Think of You

Remember the poem I wrote for my little Mikkie for her funeral? I had a few people saying I should make it into a song, but it wasn't until my brother Dale said something that I really began to take it seriously. He is incredibly gifted with music and I had no doubt at all that he could come up with something beautiful. It didn't take him long at all and the first time he played the melody for me, I couldn't contain myself...tears just kept streaming down.
We had to change my poem a little to make it fit the music, and I had to come up with the chorus. It took me a while til I found the words that felt right.

We had the music done then talked of recording it. It was missing something. Singing. Someone has to sing the words, that's what the song is about. I immediately thought of a gal in our ward who has an amazing voice, Stephanie Hill. She has some cd's she's recorded and I remember hearing her voice before. She was so kind and willing enough to do this for me.
Well, last Friday we did it. We recorded it and I have my very own cd of the song. I've always thought it would be cool to put my poems to music, but cannot compose to save my life. I'm very grateful to Dale and Stephanie who have helped make this a reality, and perfect at that. The song could not be more perfect. I never have a dry eye when listening to it.
I put together a little slideshow that goes along with the lyrics. I know it's not professional, but I tried my best.

I am going to do a tree in memory of her for the Festival of Trees this year. I'm very excited. I'm going to sell this song for $1 and all of the proceeds will go to help with it....which will in turn go to Primary Children's Hospital....the place that tried so very hard to revive her. Most of all I'm hoping this song will touch others' hearts, as it comes from the heart of a mother who lost a most precious, angelic baby girl whom she loves more than life itself.

If you would like to purchase this song, you can click the Donate button below or on the top right hand side of this blog. You can purchase it for $1, and any donations will greatly be appreciated. All proceeds will ultimately be given to Primary Children's Hospital. The song will be emailed to you within 24 hours of payment.
Thank You.

2 comments from awesome people!:

Jenny said...

Oh Laura, tears are pouring out of special! This is so beautiful and wonderful! What a BLESSING to have Dale and Stephanie's beautiful voice. Those words are perfect! I love it! What an incredible gift for you to have this song! :) Love you!

Stephanie said...

That was amazing! I am so thankful for music in our lives it really soothes the soul! You all are very talented and have the prettiest girls Laura!!