Labor Pains, Or Ready to Deliver

For about a month, it has felt like the days before going into labor.  We have been frantically trying to get things in order.  We have put everything else on hold, just concentrating on deep-breathing and all the last minute details that still need to fall into place.  I know some of you are trying to do the math, wondering if it is humanly possible that we could be this far along in pregnancy again.  Let me set your mind at ease.  I am not pregnant.  But any day now, we are going to see (in the flesh!) the birth of a dream that has been gestating for the last three years.

We finished our cd!

What started out 3 years ago as a fundraising project to record a little album called The Seven Year Scratch has turned into thousands of hours and huge percentages of time, energy, and our very hearts.  I am so proud to say that we are finished.  We have changed the name of the album to Home, because it really sums up life over the last three years–which has become much more about family than strictly about the changing relationship of a man and woman over time.  The album is a conversation in love songs that we have been writing since we met in the fall of 1999.  Each song is a reflection of different seasons of our life together–falling in love, getting married, living together, having children, the way love grows, the way love changes.

Randy and I recorded the album in our living room, in the midst of raising our kids (Rosie, Paloma, Kells, and Remy) and making ends meet.  There were so many times that it seemed we would never complete this project.  So many obstacles to overcome.  So many gracious souls who helped us when we were stuck or out of resources.  Miracle of provision after miracle of provision.  It has been an incredible experience for all of us.  This last month has been really intense as Randy has been in the crunch, trying to put on the finishing touches.  I have never seen him work so hard in all of our years together.  I am prouder than I can possibly articulate in words.  He has completely amazed me.  I have been spending all of my spare time working on the artwork for the cd package.  The kids have been very patient as their Mommy and Daddy have been super-busy.  We have had a few Wallace and Gromit marathons to get us through…

We sent everything off Tuesday around 1:00 a.m. with a huge sigh of relief, and we’ve spent the rest of the week trying to get things back in order around the house and catching up on spending time together as a full family again.

The album will be arriving in a couple of weeks and will be available on our website and on itunes.  We can not wait to share this music with you!

Thank you so much to those of you who have supported this album in any and every way.  We could not have done it without you.




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