This month's song is written in the voice of newly adoptive mother Deb to her newborn son Teddy. It's a love song of grand proportions, because the story of Deb and Teddy is far from your typical adoption story (if there even is such a thing!) And it is one that I have gotten to see from an up-close vantage point for the past several years, as this story has meandered, halted and faltered at bit in places, and is now experiencing it own kind of "full bloom."
A stunning twist on my biggest story yet
Many of you may remember this story because it was so unusual and incredible: a father dying of Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) who could no longer speak, commissioned a song for his young daughter. The CEO of the ALS Associoation heard the song and had me perform it live for his Board of Directors and then flew me to Washington DC to perform it for the larget-ever gathering of ALS pateints and their families.
Two years later, the girl for whom this song was commissioned, now a teenager, has comissioned a response song for her father. He is now completely immobile and kept alive by respirator. Her song, and her fahter's original song to her, are both here in music-video format, and below that you can see me interviewed on TV about the intense journey I made with this family on these two songs.
Ben's New York Song
TOPIC: Boy's Trip to NYC
TOPIC: Goodbye to babysitter; Thank you to childcare provider
Lost In It
Sophie's Sleeping Song
TOPIC: Adoption for newly adopted 2 year old; To adopted daughter from single mom
Great Big Heart
TOPIC: For a feisty 2 year old
More Than 27 Stuffed Animals
TOPIC: Celebrating an 8-year-old's Love of Stuffed Animals
All the Things About Rayna
TOPIC: Six year old girl
TOPIC: Nine year old boy
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