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Magical Moment 609, "A Builder's Birthday"

Me and my dad on my wedding day


In honor of my dad's birthday today, I thought I'd post the song, "A Builder." I wrote this song for my dad back in 2009, and it will be on my upcoming album, Silk in the Sky releasing in April of this year. But you can hear the finished product right now! He is, as you may have guessed, a builder. He founded his own construction business and worked tirelessly for years while I was growing up to make it a success. He no longer builds for a living, but it still remains one of his passions. Try passing a building without him critiquing the structural engineering of it! Happy birthday, dad! Love you!


Comments

MaggieGem said…
What a lovely present for your Dad! The song is beautiful, Happy Birthday to your Dad.
TexWisGirl said…
i remember you posting this song once before. so beautiful. happy birthday to your dear dad!
smartcat said…
You are my Magical Moment today. Thank you.

Love the photo of you and your Dad.
Leonora said…
To be so gifted to be able to compose and perform a song for your dad- He must feel like the luckiest dad in the world!
Linda said…
I'm sure he's proud of his "masterpiece."
ds said…
You are so very talented. Happy Birthday to your dad, and many more!
Deborah said…
Just beautiful ... wishing a very Happy Birthday to your lovely Dad x
Steve Gravano said…
Beautiful! I can't wait for the CD.
DJan said…
What a lovely picture! And you have his birthday wishes expanded into the blogosphere. Happy Birthday, Dad! :-)
Bossy Betty said…
What a wonderful post. Your love for your dad comes through loud and clear.
Reena Walkling said…
Such a beautiful song! Happy birthday to your dad. What a nice gift.
Anonymous said…
I listened to your song, was about to comment and then work got in the way... A lovely post - I remember the first time you posted this one. Sounds amazing - I look forward to hearing the whole album!
Busy Bee Suz said…
This is a beautiful and touching song! Happy belated birthday to your sweet Dad.
xo
Daniel said…
A lovely and thoughtful gift for your father. I'm sure he's really proud of his 'masterpiece'.
Rick said…
What a fitting tribute. The words said it all, Elizabeth.
Michael Manning said…
This is the best gift I can think of! Happy Birthday to your Dad! Dad's are special!!
Your Dad must be so happy to have a talented daughter...I am sure you are his master piece
Hilary said…
Absolutely lovely, Elizabeth. I'm one of the lucky ones to have a copy of your CD now! Your Dad must be thrilled. Belated Happy Birthday to him.
Jayne said…
How blessed your Dad is to have a daughter like you. Beautiful song, Elizabeth. :)

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