Last night, Christie Berube came over for the finishing session on her new song, Daddy's Little Soldier
, and to be honest, it was a complete honor to work with her on such a brilliant piece of musical artwork.
As an afterthought, I usually like to listen to the final master on as many different sound systems as possible, just to learn from what my ears tell me. So, I loaded up this song on my media player, plugged it into my car's stereo, and listened while I drove to work.
Just writing about this now, causes me to fill with emotion, almost to the point of tears.
While I was driving, I almost had to pull over so I didn't get into an accident, I was so overwhelmed with emotion. Tears filled my eyes as I listened to the last verse, and felt such an immense gratitude for those who have, currently are, and eventually will fight for the freedoms I enjoy on a daily basis. I know my freedom isn't free - and I'm honored to live in a country whose freedom is held high, and defended like it should be.
To those who have paid the price for my freedom, I salute you, and hope to never take for granted that for which you have sacrificed.
Thank you, Christie Berube for writing such a magnificent song, and allowing me to be a part of it.
*note* - I haven't yet received permission from Christie to post this song anywhere. Should that permission ever be granted, I'll post it so everyone can hear it. It truly is a very humbling, and powerful song.