It’s 6:19am Thursday morning, and I am busting at the seams… When we were first trying to get Savannah’s Song released, I was pushing to get it done by Savannah’s 15th birthday, July 2nd. I thought it simply had to happen – it would just be so incredibly cool, yes? The ladies in my family were heading to Chicago to celebrate my mom’s b-day that weekend, so I was in a rush. I was even willing to drop doing my background vocals on the song just to get it out ON her birthday.
When things happened, and it didn’t work out, I was a little bummed. Not a huge deal, but thought it would have just been a cool story… Anyway, time had passed, I got my vocals done, everything was mastered, etc… We got into the business of getting things ready for school, celebrating two August birthdays with the kiddos, and I put it aside.
I knew, as of yesterday, that the song was getting close to getting up on itunes. So I had checked periodically throughout the day. First thing I did today – not sure why – was to go to itunes to see if it was up yet. To my extreme crazy joy, it was! But wait – that’s not the cool part! I looked at the release date posted beside the song title, and it was August 17th, 2011 – Grace’s birthday. The daughter that has healed some of the ache of not having Savannah with us. Taken her place? Definitely not. Been a huge, amazing blessing? Absolutely! I had wanted so badly for the single to come out on Savannah’s birthday, but it came out on her sister’s birthday instead. This might not be a big deal to you, but that is the cool part! It meant a lot to me and it was like God was saying, “See, Kelly – my timing IS perfect. My grace IS sufficient.” It was then, and it is now! He cares enough to orchestrate the timing of producers, artwork, digital uploading, etc. just to remind me that he does do those things – just to show us how much he does love us.
Such an awesome reminder this morning… that’s all for now! 🙂