Feb 3rd, 2020
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."
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