Toward the end of the night she sang a song called Christmas back to you. In her own words about the song:
Most of us remember our “Baby’s 1st Christmas” celebrated with ornaments and little Christmas outfits. This song was written for my son during his senior year of high school as I reflected on his “last Christmas” with me as my little boy before he left Nashville to play college football at Stanford in California. I know that he’ll come home for Christmas, but it’ll never be the same. As a single mom I tried to create special traditions and memories for my two sons (now 16 and 20) with the hope that in spite of the “rocky road”, the good memories will be the ones that last!
She said she could never sing the song without crying, so I was prepared it was going to be a meaningful song. But, as a mom of two toddlers, would I really relate?
Um, yeah. I cried big crocodile tears through the whole thing. Matthew asked why I was crying and I said, Elias is going to grow up! We only have 13 more Christmases. Since that night, I have listened to this song dozens more times and truly think its words will impact me for a lifetime.
After the show, I asked if she would upload it to YouTube so I could share it with y’all and she kindly did.
This song is an anthem to motherhood in so many ways. You are going to love it. May it remind you to pause this Christmas season (and every day) to savor your child(ren).
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