This song is very special to me. It started as a poem I wrote for my sister's memorial. She died in 1995 of cancer at the age of 36. She had moved into mom's house and we were all there taking care of her. She had collected angels and I was unpacking them for her. She was so concerned about us and if we were too tired or whatever. She did not complain. She was so young and beautiful. It was very sad. Ray took my words and put them to music. We named our band, Angels in Our Eyes in her honor.
Blessings of God to you all. I hope this Thanksgiving brings you a grateful heart. It is my favorite thing to do on Thanksgiving at church to recount God's blessings. I will be psalmist on Thanksgiving morn and no my life is not perfect, but I thank God for the many storms that have brought me closer to Him. I have uploaded songs from our Child of God album. Ray wrote most of them. I wrote You are So Loved. I was living with family who took me in (homeless at the time) and they had a very sad story of their beautiful 21 year old daughter who had shot herself. I looked at her photograph every day, the smile of light I mention in the song and felt their sadness. One early morn, the words came to me through many tears. Ray wrote the music and helped with the arrangement. One of my favorite songs is the Youthful Shepherd which Ray sings. He cannot sing any more. I am thankful he can be at home and not in the hospital. God bless all of you in this upcoming Advent and Christmas season.
I wrote Haunted to show how I feel when I see mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, who look alike. It made me feel very sad inside that I had not allowed my unborn baby to live. I wondered what she would have looked like. That is what Haunted is about, because I will never forget her.