I Can Only Hold You Now

Sitting at the piano, I played a simple seven note melody. Stewing around with it for a while, I knew I wanted to write a song to describe the heart of a caregiver.  Playing with it bit more, I kept coming back to that simple melody.  After a while, I reached out to a friend and veteran songwriter, Buddy Mondlock, and we wrote this song together. 

There's a lyric in this that sums it for so many of us caregivers:

"I know there will be sorrow. We'll face that somehow.  But my hands can't hold tomorrow ...I can only hold you now." 

Gracie asked to sing it, but she also expressed a great deal of nervousness about performing it in the studio. Asking her why, she replied with tears in her eyes, "This is an important song to you, and I wanted to get it right." 

She did.  

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