daughter


for all the laughing and clowning around we do, we have also had our share of tears.   i wrote the song 'daughter'...lyrics below... a few years ago at a time when Izzi was dealing with feelings of hurt and disappointment.  i decided to write her a letter that she could read and re-read, a reminder of how I feel about her,  a reminder of how the Bible says GOD feels about her.  in many ways it wound up a letter to myself... as i became aware of my frailty and fear i also became acutely aware of God's unconditional love towards me, his daughter.  so this song is for her, for my Isabella... who turns 18 today!  but it's also for you and me. 





daughter, if you only knew
the extent of my love for you
daughter, if you could see
just how much you mean to me

how my heart aches
o'er your sorrows and sighs
how my heart breaks
o'er your hurting and cries

how i long to comfort 
you with my
truth and tenderness

I want to hold your face in my hands
remind you that I
I AM that I AM
let my love wash away
the stains of the day
don't fret or fear
I'm here
daugher

daughter, I'm aware of your pain
I'm aware of your guilt and your shame
daughter, the reason I came
was to rescue, redeem and to save

I know that you've
been alone and confused
I know that you've
been angry, abused
I know that healing can only come through
sweet surrender

I want to hold your face in my hands
remind you that I
I AM that I AM
let my love wash away
the stains of the day
don't fret or fear
I'm here
daughter