Recognized in Songwriting Contest
For as long as I can remember, I’ve marveled at how the “supply” of love in God’s creation appears utterly inexhaustible. It always seems to grow as required to meet any need… any situation. When two people marry, for example, it’s hard for them to imagine they’ll ever love anyone or anything as deeply as they love one another. Then, the first time they hear their baby’s heartbeat everything changes. And it’s not as though the love they feel for their child takes anything away from what they feel for each other. Somehow there’s just… more. It’s harder to imagine a clearer example of God’s presence in our world.
I’ve tried to write a song about that reality—that miracle—for a long, long time, but I just couldn’t find the right combination of meaningful lyrics combined with the feeling of pure joy I wanted to come ringing through in the melody. Then, a few weeks ago, my son told me and my wife that he and his bride were expecting a baby—our first grandchild, and with a little divine intervention, everything fell into place.
The song won honorable mention in the Songwriters Association of Washington's Annual Mid Atlantic Songwriting Contest (MASC). You can check out the music video here: https://youtu.be/nY7qDar0Ai0