A couple weeks ago, my Dad made my day. He called me at work to tell me that he'd heard a song on the radio that made him think of me. While I hadn't heard the song yet, it was soooo cool to have him call.
Then, that same day, as I got in my car to go home, I turned on the radio to hear the very song he'd called me about, "I Loved Her First" which was recorded by Lofton Creek's Heartland.
Um... yeah... then I cried. If you haven't heard it yet, go check it out.
OK... this isn't the end of the story.
As those of you who read BB's blog know, I went to the Durango Songwriter Expo last weekend (BTW, it was AWESOME. yeah... I'm still planning to post about all the cool stuff... watch for the whole scoop this coming weekend. **fingers crossed**)
And, Walt Aldridge was also at the conference. He just happens to be the guy who wrote "I Loved Her First".
So, I got to meet Walt and tell him the story about my Dad's call. And, when I was done telling him the story, I thanked him for writing the song and sharing it. I'm sure there are many father's, just like mine, who don't always have the words to say what's in their heart. What a gift "I Loved Her First" is to them and their daughters.
It's things like this that help me realize why God put music and songs in me... and why I have to keep showing up and "connecting the dots." (That's what my friend Warren says... and now I understand what he's saying even more.)