Friday, January 2, 2009

Song Selection

I need some help finding the perfect song for Gwyneth's one year birthday video, and since you all have been such a big help in picking out a few other songs, I thought I'd ask for your suggestions. I promise I won't make fun of any suggestions...unless they're really funny.

Click Here to watch past videos and get an idea for the music I have already used.

Thanks!

Nate

197 comments:

Tricia said...

how about, "its my party and i can cry if i want to"

Dorm Mom said...

LOL.

I'm used Dixie Chicks "Lullaby" for my son's power point show for his first birthday. Of course the sound didn't work, but I digress.

I think you said you don't like country though so go easy if you rib my suggestion ;)

Audrey CF UK said...

Girls just wanna have fun, Cyndi Lauper

They call me mommy said...

My baby by Britney Spears

From Britney Spears's new album,
Circus)
Tiny hands.
Yes, that's you.
And all you show,
It's simply true.
I smell your breathe,
it makes me cry.
I wonder how,
I've lived my life.

[Chorus]
Cause without you,
How did I get through,
All of my days,
Without you?
Now living with you,
See everything's true,
My Baby, it's you.
My baby.
My baby,
My baby.

With no words at all,
So tiny and small.
In love I fall,
So deep.
So deep.

My precious love,
Sent from above.
My baby boo,
God I thank you.
God I thank you.

[Chorus 2x]

Anabelle said...

How bout Daughter by Loudan Wainwright. It was the song at the end of Knocked up. I love it, and I use it on my myspace page :)

Here is a link to the lyrics :)

http://www.sweetslyrics.com/476644.Loudon%20Wainwright%20III%20-%20Daughter.html

Anabelle said...

Here, I found it on Youtube also :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVam-fshUgw&feature=related

Jolanda said...

I will Carry You by Michael W. Smith

Michelle and Family said...

Il Divo- Amazing Grace

Somewhere over the rainbow

Josh Groban- You raise me up

Molly said...

"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Beautiful combination of Somewhere over the rainbow and what a wonderful world

Here it is on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OMLoAtC9RY&feature=related

Jennifer said...

Amazing by Janelle
Beautiful as you by All 4 One

Jamie Carin and Claudio Romano said...

"Just Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Vassar

The High Family said...

how about this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uxvmvlMb4o&feature=related

the lyrics are beautiful

The High Family said...

Amazing by Janelle is absolutely beautiful too!!

Amanda said...

Dar Williams - The One Who Knows

Time it was I had a dream
And you're that dream come true.
If I had the world to give
I'd give it all to you.
I'll take you to the mountains,
I will take you to the sea.
I'll show you how this life became a miracle to me.

You'll fly away, but take my hand until that day.
So when they ask how far love goes
When my job's done you'll be the one who knows.

All the things you treasure most
will be the hardest won.
I will watch you struggle long
before the answers come.
But I won't make it harder,
I'll be there to cheer you on.
I'll shine the light that guides you down
The road you're walking on.

You'll fly away, but take my hand until that day.
So when they ask how far love goes
When my job's done you'll be the one who knows.

Before the mountains call to you,
before you leave this home,
Wanna teach your heart to trust
As I will teach my own.
But sometimes I will ask the moon
Where it shined upon you last
And shake my head and laugh and say
It all went by so fast.

You'll fly away, but take my hand until that day.
So when they ask how far love goes
When my job's done you'll be the one who knows.

Jennifer said...

Ordinary Miracle by Sarah Mclachlan! And My wish by rascal flatts (if you aren't a big fan of country for the rascal flatts song, it has good meaning) :)

Deb said...

John Mayer "Daughters"
Stevie Wonder "Isn’t She Lovely"
Carole King "Child of Mine"

Kelly said...

"Faith like a child" by Jars of Clay

Deb said...

Paul Simon ~ Father & Daughter

Tricia Moran said...

Loudon Wainwright's : "That's My Daughter.."

Can't believe it's almost her 1st birthday! :)

Joshs_Rebekah said...

There is a song called Sometime Miracles Hide by Bruce Carroll. Here are the words:

Sometimes Miracles Hide

Bruce Carroll

They were so excited
It was coming to be
Two people so in love
Now soon there would be three

For Many years they'd planned it
Now it would soon be true
So she was picking out the pink clothes
and he was looking at the blue

The call came unexpected
The doctor had bad news
Some tests came back and things weren't right
He said, "You're gonna have to choose"

"I'll wait a week for your decision"
Then the words cut like a knife
"I'm sure everyone will understand if you want to end its life"

Thought they were badly shaken
They had just one choice
They knew God creates no accidents
and they were sure they heard His voice saying,

(chorus)
Sometimes miracles hide
God will wrap some blessings in disguise
You may have to wait this lifetime
To see the reasons with your eyes
'Cause sometimes miracles hide

It seemed before they knew it
The appointed day arrived
With eager apprehension
They could barely hold inside

The first time they laid eyes on her
Confirmed the doctor's fears
But they held on to God's promises
'Cause they were sure they both could hear

(chorus)

Though she was not like the other girls
They thought she was the best
And though all the years of struggle
Neither whispered one regret.

On the first day that she started school
And took her first bus ride
They remembered the words that God had spoke
And they both broke down and cried

See to them it just did not matter
Why some things in life take place
They just knew the joy they felt
When they looked into her face

They learned sometimes miracles hide
They said, "God wrapped our blessing in disguise"
We may have to wait this lifetime
To see the reasons in our eyes
But we know sometimes miracles hide.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdsPifTa7tI

Foster Mom to Many said...

Miracle by Celine Dion. I used that for my daughter's first year video.

In my Daughter's Eyes by Martina McBride is also one I've used.

I also have used Lullaby by Dixie Chicks for one of her videos.

elj377 said...

Upside Down by Jack Johnston...cuz once she starts crawling...watch out!

They call me mommy said...

Oh my! I just listened to the song posted by Josh's Rebekah and oh my goodness! What a heartbreaking love story about a child...

Kristine said...

Honey, you are my shining star - Spinners

Mindy said...

This may have been suggested below, but In My Daughter's Eyes is beautiful!

Lauren said...

You Are My Sunshine from the O Brother Where Art Thou Soundtrack.

Jenna said...

"Let them be little", by Billy Dean

If you dont use this, please read the lyrics as it is beautiful. Every year for my sons birthday we make him a photo cd to music, of the previous year. This is a song I just heard and will be on the birthday cd this year for sure!!I cant belive she is almost 1!!Amazing!

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

Are you familiar with "Little Miss Magic"? by Jimmy Buffett

Sometimes I catch her dreaming and wonder where that little mind
meanders
Is she strolling along the shore or cruising or the broad savanna
I know someday she learn to make up her own runs
I know someday she's gonna learn how to fly
Oh that I won't deny

I catch a little more dialog coming my way
I see those big brown eyes just start to looking astray
Your mother's still the only other woman for me
Little miss magic
what you gonna be

Anothermadhousewife said...

This is in answer to the post below, but I started reading, when someone (Adrienne from Noahsteven's blog, maybe?) was asking for urgent prayer during Tricia's lung transplant. What a blessing it has been to see your family thriving!

P.S. My husband was listening to the Cold Play song last night that says, "I will try to fix you.". .and I thought of your video.

Kim said...

Ordinary Miracle by Sarah Maclachlan

Brown Eyed Girl said...
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Missy Myers said...

My vote: Norman Blake - You are My Sunshine
:o)

Beth Cardozo said...

Baby's Got Blue Eyes....

Matt and Amanda said...

Loudon Wainwright III has a song called "Daughter," it's really cute.

Brown Eyed Girl said...

I like "Happy Birthday Beautiful" by The Innocence Mission.

When you wake up sun will shine.
We will not go under any cloud.
Let balloons go up in town,
ring out every bell.

Happy birthday, beautiful,
all the birds of this day
sing a song, sing a song.

Dream of trains carrying you
through the state parks with the cherry flowers.
When you wake up it will be
the beginning of the world.

Happy birthday, beautiful,
in the fields of this day
hear a song, hear a song.

Oh, undeserved sweetness and light,
stay by my side.
We will go out in the morning now,
a crown of maple leaves, a crown of flowers
circling your sweet head.

Happy birthday, beautiful,
in the streets of this day
play a song, play a song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydW_cmBMQAM

Kim said...
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Kim said...

These are ones that were used in my daughters first year slide show

These are the moments
Let them be little
In my daughter's eyes
I knew I loved you before I met you
Isnt she lovely

I also love sweet sweet baby by Michelle Featherstone, this is an awesome one!

Clair said...

Something that won't make me cry please!!! I just cried watching the other videos, make this one a celebration of a fantastic little girl.

Mags said...

A beautiful song I just came across a couple of weeks ago. It is the commercial song for TLC channels tv shows.

Beautiful Life by Fisher

I think it sums up how beautiful it is to be here now!

Debi said...

This is an older one, but I first heard it when our son was born. It's from this cd: http://www.amazon.com/Baby-Bible-Promises-Scripture-Parent/dp/B000S9B33G#moreAboutThisProduct

It's something like:
Tiny Hands, Gentle Eyes
Fingers and Toes
Every Part, Set Apart
To bring Him Glory

By the Lord, for the Lord
You were Created
You were Created
to Show forth His name
By the Lord, for the Lord
You were created
to bring Him honor and praise.

LoveLladro said...

I love Green Eyes by Coldplay. It's so beautiful.

jessicagv said...

I hope you dance. (either by LeeAnn Womack, which is a country version, or by Ronan Keating, which is not country)

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give fate the fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances but they're worth taking
Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth making
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out reconsider
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder)
I hope you dance
(Where those years have gone)

I hope you still feel small when you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith the fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

Dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder)
I hope you dance
(Where those years have gone)
(Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder)
I hope you dance
(Where those years have gone)

Jason said...

Jim Brickman's "Little Star."

boltefamily said...

one of my favorites is Everything Glorious by David Crowder Band.

She surely is glorious!

Julie W said...

Sweet Child of Mine by Guns & Roses

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Michelle said...

"Your Gonna Make it After All" the Theme from Mary Tyler Moore. I just love this song. You might have to add another since it is short but I think it is perfect.

Julie W said...

She's got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything
Was as fresh as the bright blue sky
Now and then when I see her face
She takes me away to that special place
And if I'd stare too long
I'd probably break down and cry

Sweet child o' mine
Sweet love of mine

She's got eyes of the bluest skies
As if they thought of rain
I'd hate to look into those eyes
And see an ounce of pain
Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place
Where as a child I'd hide
And pray for the thunder
And the rain
To quietly pass me by

Sweet child o' mine
Sweet love of mine

Where do we go
Where do we go now
Where do we go
Sweet child o' mine

Michelle said...

Here are the lyrics if you are unfamiliar.

Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Well it's you girl, and you should know it
With each glance and every little movement you show it

Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don't you take it
You're gonna make it after all
You're gonna make it after all


How will you make it on your own?
This world is awfully big, girl this time you're all alone
But it's time you started living
It's time you let someone else do some giving

Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don't you take it
You're gonna make it after all
You're gonna make it after all

Babyswiss said...

Annie's song by John Denver:

You fill up my senses
like a night in the forest
Like the mountains in springtime
like a walk in the rain
Like a storm in the desert
like a sleepy blue ocean
You fill up my senses
Come fill me again

(there's more, but I'm not even sure if I typed those lyrics right, the're close though...)
Good luck choosing something...that's always the hardest part for me too!

Mich said...

Sherri Keaggy's "Beautiful Little Girl" (also called Sarah's Song) is one of our favorites.

Kim... said...

You HAVE to do Beautiful Life by Fisher (already suggested). It's the perfect song...makes you love life all over again!

Miss Skylar Marie said...

Jack Johnson's - "Angel". It is not that long of a song, but it is perfect for Daddy's little girls!

Sarah said...

1. i've always loved you by third day

2. all kinds by dan wilson

3. better together by jack johnson

4. not fire not ice by ben harper

JulieAZ said...

Father and Daughter -Paul Simon

In My Life -The Beatles

Child of Mine -Carole King

The Makings of You" by Curtis Mayfield

Graham Nash -Magical Child

The Temptations - My Girl

:)

Julie

Sarah said...

Hold On To Jesus
by Erin O'Donnell

Melissa said...

I hope you dance, LeeAnn Womack

Colepack said...

"If God Made Me" by 5 for fighting

eduka2b said...

How about Beautiful Little Girl by Cheri Keaggy...It you want pretty.

It's used in this youtube video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgUo5NB9F78

Or how about Shirley Temple's Baby Take A Bow.... :-)

Cool Grandma said...

Oh my, I don't know the right song, but I was so touched by that video the first time I viewed it and felt the same this time....you had the right song for that one. Your baby has come a long way.

Jennifer said...

I’ve always loved you --- Third Day

Louis Armstrong "What a wonderful world

Teach your Children" Crosby Stills & Nash

"My Little Girl" Tim Mcgraw

"Daddy's Hands" Holly Dunn

"Butterly Kisses" Bob Carlisle

"Teach your Children" Crosby Stills & Nash

"Father & Daughter" Paul Simon

"Circle of Life" (from Lion king)

"A Whole New World" (From Alladin)

"With arms wide open" Creed

My Wish, by Rascal Flatts


You raise me up" by Josh Groban.

Keeper of the Stars by Tracy Byrd

Ordinary Miracle by Sarah Maclaughlin

Thankful by Josh Groban.

You're My Little Girl by Go Fish

Don't Want to Miss a Thing

Handprints on the wall" by Kenny Rogers

be in my Heart"-Phil Collins,

Amy said...

How about "Amazing"...NOT a country song :). I found a version by Janelle on www.onetruemedia.com. I just used it for my daughter's 18th birthday video and it makes me cry every time I hear it!

noahsmommy530 said...

I always like "Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong.

Lisa said...

Two songs popped into my head at the same time...
I'm Yours by Jason Mraz
or
Wonder by Natalie Merchant

Happy searching!!!

Donna -N- Andrew said...

how about "you'll be in my heart" by Phil Collins

Jenni said...

How about "Better Together" by Jack Johnson? It's a beautiful song for a beautiful family. :-)

Heather Nicole said...

my baby and I party in the morning to Sam Cooke's "Sugar Dumpling".

"Sugar Dumpling, your my baby, I love you in every way. Sugar Dumpling, your my baby, my love grow stronger every day"

mGk said...

Jenni- two posts before me already suggested my pick... "Better Together" by Jack Johnson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u57d4_b_YgI

Totally makes me cry when I hear it, thinking of my husband and daughter.

Or "Dream", by Priscilla Ahn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3SlsP130xY

A crier again.

Liz said...

"ain't she" by damien horne

you can listen to it online here:

http://www.myspace.com/damienhorne

lyrics:


SHE’S WONDERFUL AIN’T SHE
NEVER LOSES HER MIND
ALL AROUND HER COULD CRUMBLE, TUMBLE
AND SHE’D BE JUST FINE

SHE’S BEAUITFUL, AIN’T SHE
JUST LOOK AT THOSE EYES
ALL IT TAKES IS HER LAUGHING, AT ME
AND I COME ALIVE

CAUSE SHE’S ONE IN A MILLION BABY
SHE’S ONE OF A KIND
AN ANGEL SENT FROM GOD TO SAVE ME
AIN’T SHE, AIN’T SHE
AND SHE’S MINE

SHE’S FABULOUS AIN’T SHE
JUST LOOK AT HER GO
EVERYDAY’S A NEW JOURNEY
SHE’S LEARNING
AS I WATCH HER GROW

CAUSE SHE’S ONE IN A MILLION BABY
SHE’S ONE OF A KIND
AN ANGEL SENT FROM GOD TO SAVE ME
AIN’T SHE, AIN’T SHE
AND SHE’S MINE

AND I PRAY THAT SHE WILL NEVER LOSE THAT GLOW, OH
CAUSE EVERYDAY THAT I’M AROUND HER LETS ME KNOW, OH
THERE IS HOPE

CAUSE SHE’S ONE IN A MILLION BABY
SHE’S ONE OF A KIND
AN ANGEL SENT FROM GOD TO SAVE ME
AIN’T SHE, AIN’T SHE
AND SHE’S MINE

SHE’S ONE IN A MILLION BABY
SHE’S ONE OF A KIND
AN ANGEL SENT FROM GOD TO SAVE ME
AIN’T SHE, AIN’T SHE
AND SHE’S MINE

Kaylee said...

Don't know if this has been shared yet, but this is one of my fav's and would be perfect for 1 year old Gweneth. Wow what a year that little girl has had!

New Soul
Yael Naim

christina said...

"You Cannot Lost My Love" by Sara Groves. Fabulous!

Kaylee said...

ooo thought of another good one.

Something in the Way She Moves
James Taylor

christina said...

okay, apparently I am unable to type after a full day of chasing children...:) "You Cannot LOSE My Love" by Sarah Groves.

Shannon said...

How about "Ordinary Miracle" by Sarah McLachlan? I think it fits your story and sweet Gwyneth and Tricia's last year. It has been an honor and a pleasure to read your story and pray for all three of you.

~j~ said...

wow... suggesting songs are so personal because they can be so powerful to just that person but one song that my daughter gave me when she went away to college was "when you come back down" by Nickel Creek,it speaks to my heart as a parent about how we nurture and love our kids to only send them out into the world after we have done our job and we can only pray that they will soar on wings of eagles as we have hopefully taught them, it's a beautiful piece and is arranged perfectly for a slideshow.
Good luck choosing Nate, so many great suggestions.
j

Cynthia Jill Photography said...

What about "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder?

Angela said...

Shawn McDonald- "All I need"
Paul Wright "From Sunrise to Sunset"
Brian Doerksen "Hallelujah (Your love is amazing)"
David Crowder - "Never Let Go"

Carol Lee said...

How about Baby Baby by Amy Grant? or Butterfly Kisses by ??Bob Carlisle??

hennhouse said...

"Welcome to the world" by go fish

Lori said...

Somewhere over the Rainbow is beautiful.

Katie said...

In My Daughters Eyes

Anyways
Martina McBride

You're Gonna Miss This
Trace Adkins

Forever Young

Natasha said...

I used Wires by Athlete for my daughters first year video (I made it more of a look back one, rather than a summary of the year) You can find it on youtube, or the video i made is on my blog. I found it rather powerful. The singer actually had his girl in an ICU shortly after birth, as far as I was able to find on the web. I also used "in my daughter's eyes" for her 9 months montage, and it was very well received.

Lori said...

Butterfly Kisses is also a good song, but I think it might be more for weddings.

Katie said...

http://www.onetruemedia.com/shared?p=2c9b0a4fb5262d963cda9&skin_id=1003&utm_source=otm&utm_medium=text_url


Here's the link to the video I made for my babys first year. I doubt you'll have time to watch it, but if you do, I think you'll enjoy it.

Sorry I didn't add this to the post before

Deb said...

Into the Mystic - Van Morrison

amber said...

"Just Because" by Scott Phillips.

I am currently working on my son's first birthday montage as well. Fun times!

Rachel E. said...

"There Can Be Miracles" from the movie Prince of Egypt. I love that song and I think it's very appropriate for Gwyneth's life!

Bev J. said...

"We've Been Waiting for You" by Carolyn Arends

"Let me hold you close, I know you're frightened
Go ahead and cry, I understand
You were safe and you were warm
And then suddenly without a warning things began to change
It must have been so strange
To all at once be traveling a journey
All the way to the delivery room

But baby, you are not alone
No, your room is ready, let's go home
You're gonna like it here
Let me make it clear that

We've been waiting for you
We're so glad you came
We've been looking forward
To showing you the place
There's so much in store and
We've been waiting for you.
I know it can take
Some getting used to
But this old world is
Where you're meant to be......."


Another one that's special - we had it sung by a 4 yr old boy at our daughter's dedication - "You're Something Special" by the Gaithers - it's an oldie but cute:

"You're something special
You're the only one of your kind.
God gave you a body and a bright healthy mind
He had a special purpose that He wanted you to find
So He made you something special
He made you something special
He made you something special
You're the only one of your kind."

Momof2bz said...

Don't want to miss a thing by Aerosmith

or

Find Your Wings by Mark Harris. (I just heard this for the first time and it is beautiful :-)

Deanna said...

I second "Father & Daughter" by Paul Simon. It's the first track on the Wild Thornberrys Movie Soundtrack.
"

Father and Daughter Lyrics
Artist(Band):Paul Simon Review The Song (38) Print the Lyrics




Send "Father and Daughter" Ringtones to Cell


If you leap awake
In the mirror of a bad dream
And for a fraction of a second
You can't remember where you are
Just open your window
And follow your memory upstream
To the meadow in the mountain
Where we counted every falling star

I believe the light that shines on you
Will shine on you forever
And though I can't guarantee
There's nothing scary hiding under your bed
I’m gonna stand guard
Like a postcard of a Golden Retriever
And never leave till I leave you
With a sweet dream in your head

I'm gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So you'll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you

Trust your intuition
It's just like going fishing
You cast your line
And hope you'll get a bite
But you don't need to waste your time
Worrying about the market place
Try to help the human race
Struggling to survive its harshest night

I'm gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So you'll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you

I'm gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So you'll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you"

Rick Lawrenson said...

WHERE WILL THE DIMPLE BE ?
(Bob Merrill / Al Hoffman)

Recorded by Rosemary Clooney & The Mellomen (with The Buddy Cole Quartet) - 1955

One of my all time faves.

Caitlin said...

These were the first to pop into my head... I think because of white and roses...

Denison Witmer - Little Flowers
Rocky Votolato - White Daisy Passing

Lifes.So.Sweet said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcirDSqSU0s&feature=related

Blessed - Elton John

Music by elton john
Lyrics by bernie taupin
Available on the album made in england

Hey you, youre a child in my head
You havent walked yet
Your first words have yet to be said
But I swear youll be blessed

I know youre still just a dream
Your eyes might be green
Or the bluest that Ive ever seen
Anyway youll be blessed

And you, youll be blessed
Youll have the best
I promise you that
Ill pick a star from the sky
Pull your name from a hat
I promise you that, promise you that, promise you that
Youll be blessed

I need you before Im too old
To have and to hold
To walk with you and watch you grow
And know that youre blessed

Kelly said...

"I Will" by the Beatles

My2Girls said...

"You Make Me Feel So Young" by Sinatra. I used that one for my little girl's 2nd birthday and it was a HIT!

radiogal62 said...

The Stevie Wonder classic..."Isn't She Lovely." He wrote it for his daughter. God Bless your family always.

Paulette said...

The cool version of somewhere over the rain bow!! It is a faster peppy version and it so fits her.
Wish I knew who sings it

Kerri said...

"Lullaby (Good Night, My Angel)" by Billy Joel, "You're Gonna Miss This" by Trace Adkins, and/or "These are the Days" by 10,000 Maniacs. The first two are definitely tear-jerkers! Good luck deciding!

Paulette said...

Sorry FOUND IT! "Somewhere over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Love it

korengarfield said...

I have to vote again for somewhere over the rainbow and Amazing ..... as the mom of a son born with a broken heart, they are son's that truely will touch your heart with all you have been through

Kerri said...

Will Hoge Baby Girl lyrics
May the sunlight find your face
Even when the rain does fall
And get back on your feet again
Every time you slip and fall
Keep your heart wide open
And always taking in
And even when it's broken
Be strong enough to fix it up again
Oh little baby girl
Sweet little baby girl
I wish I could hold your hand in this great big world
Oh little baby girl
And I hope your hands are steady
And never need to make a fist
And I hope that when you're ready
You get one never ending kiss
And I hope that deep inside of you
There's a sweet eternal song
And I hope the words are pretty
And that you'll always sing along
And I hope your friends are many
And your laughter's always loud
To help you when you're lonely
And pick you up when you're down
I hope your eyes shine bright love
And learn to see the light
Take the time to listen
Decide yourself what's wrong or right
Oh little baby girl
Sweet little baby girl
Be strong in this great big world
Oh little baby girl

not the best version... but a video none the less...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUzeqwm1UYI



It Won't Be Like This For Long" by Darius Rucker

He didnt have to wake up
He’d been up all nite
Lay’n there in bed listen’n
To his new born baby cry
He makes a pot of coffee
He splashes water on his face
His wife gives him a kiss and says
It gonna be OK

It wont be like this for long
One day soon we’ll look back laugh’n
At the week we brought her home
This phase is gonna fly by
So baby just hold on
It wont be like this for long

Four years later bout four thirty
She’s crawling in there bed
And when he drops her off at preschool
She’s clinging to his leg
The teacher peels her off of him
He says what can I do
She says now dont you worry
This will only last a week or two

It wont be like this for long
One day soon we’ll drop her off
And she wont even know your gone
This phase is gonna fly by
If you can just hold on
It wont be like this for long

Soon she’ll be a teenager
And at times you’ll think she hates him
Then he’ll walk her down the isle
And he’ll raise her vale
But right now she up and cry’n
And the truth is that he dont mind
As he kisses her good night
And she says her prayers

He lays down there beside her
Till her eyes are finally closed
And just watch’n her it breaks his heart
Cause he already knows
It wont be like this for long
One day soon that little girl is gonna be
All grown up and gone
Yeah this phase is gonna fly by
He’s try’n to hold on
It wont be like this for long
It wont be like this for long.

video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at_lUnFjXg8

Mary Anne Whiteley said...

Not that I'd seriously suggest this, but along with a Rose theme, Every Rose Has it's Thorns? *ducks*

Kiss from a Rose by Seal
The Rose by Bette Midler


By the way, baby girl shares a birthday with me, but of course a more famous one would be Elvis. :)

jamie b said...

"I can't Wait" by Sara Groves. it's on her Stationwagon CD...perfect!

kimm said...

Child of Mine by Carol King

Circle game by Joni Mitchell

Robin said...

"Birthday" by The Beatles

bexx said...

Kermit the Frog's "Rainbow Connection".

angie said...

Here Comes the Sun...or You are my Sunshine

vgb said...

here is a song that I think is fitting. it's called "look at you now" by Mark O'shea.

I was sent this video from one of the "heart boards" I frequent. he was born with a heart defect and shot this video with kids and staff from vanderbilt childrens hospital. it has special meaning to me, but I think the lyrics are fitting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtxlv6Hoerw

KrisPT said...

Baby Mine from Dumbo...don't judge before you listen to it :)

A Mac and a Mug O' Joe said...

Top of the World -The Carpenters
Till There Was You - The Beatles
Come Rain or Come Shine - Ray Charles
Baby, Now That I Found You - Alison Krauss
Baby Mine - Alison Krauss
Only You - IIIrd Tyme Out

Nold Family said...

I agree with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.

I also like My Little Girl by Tim McGraw and My Wish by Rascal Flatts.

robin said...

Turn Around - Malvina Reynolds

I also like the suggestion by bexx of Rainbow Connection

JulieAZ said...

(Now I know it's more of a song for lovers, but really it could be used for this fun, upbeat occasion for your own little miracle.) It makes me :)

I believe in miracles
Where're you from,
you sexy thing, you
sexy thang you
I believe in miracles
since u came along,
you sexy thing

Where did you come from, baby
How did you know, I needed you
How dod you know I needed you so badly
How did you know I'd give my heart gladly
Yesterday I was one of the lonely people
Now your lying close to me,
making love to me
I believe in miracles
Where're you from,
you sexy thing,
sexy thing you
I believe in miracles
Since you came along,
you sexy thing

Where did you come from, angel
How did you know I'd be the one
Did you know your everything i prayed for?
Did you know every night and day for
Everyday, you'd give love satisfaction
Now your lying next to me, giving it to me

I believe in miracles
Where're you from?
you sexy thing,
sexy thing you
I believe in miracles
since u came along
sexy thing

Kiss me, you sexy thing
Touch me baby, you sexy thing
I love the way you touch my darling,
you sexy thing
Its ecastacy

yesterday i was one of the lonely people
Now your lying close to me giving it to me

I believe in miracles
Where're you from?
you sexy thing,
sexy thing you
I believe in miracles
Since you came along,
you sexy thing

Touch me, Kiss me darling,
i love the way you love me baby
Its ecastacy, its ecstacy,
sexy thing,
I love the way you kiss me darling
Love the way you hold me,
keep on loving me darling
Keep on loving me baby

Jamie said...

I am a HUGE fan of the song "Star" by Bryan Adams. Happy 1st Birthday Gwenyth!

Jenn said...

I like "Look at You Now" by Mark O'Shea.

Lyndsay said...

New Soul by Yael Naim. It's cute, upbeat, and great lyrics. I used it for my son's first b-day video, and it got rave reviews. :)

http://www.deezer.com/track/new-soul-T314820

Jen said...

"Beautiful World" by The Mary Dream

Dayne said...

Measure of Beauty by Lindsay Kane....FABULOUS for daughters.....'beautifully and wonderfully made are you......how beautiful, you are my darling, there is no flaw in you'....check it out!

Jen said...

"Sometimes" by Frances England

amys_a_hoot said...

Blessed by Elton John. I think it may have been written for you guys every word of it reminds me of things you have said in your blog for the past year.
Lyrics:
Blessed lyrics
Hey you, you're a child in my head
You haven't walked yet
Your first words have yet to be said
But I swear you'll be blessed

I know you're still just a dream
your eyes might be green
Or the bluest that I've ever seen
Anyway you'll be blessed

And you, you'll be blessed
You'll have the best
I promise you that
I'll pick a star from the sky
Pull your name from a hat
I promise you that, promise you that, promise you that
You'll be blessed

I need you before I'm too old
To have and to hold
To walk with you and watch you grow
And know that you're blessed

Kimberly said...
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jneman said...

Child of Wonder by Marty Haugen

Kimberly said...

One of my favorite songs for a little girl is Baby Girl by Will Hoge.

May the sunlight find your face
Even when the rain does fall
And get back on your feet again
Every time you slip and fall
Keep your heart wide open
And always taking in
And even when it's broken
Be strong enough to fix it up again

Oh little baby girl
Sweet little baby girl
I wish I could hold your hand in this great big world
Oh little baby girl

And I hope your hands are steady
And never need to make a fist
And I hope that when you're ready
You get one never ending kiss
And I hope that deep inside of you
There's a sweet eternal song
And I hope the words are pretty
And that you'll always sing along

And I hope your friends are many
And your laughter's always loud
To help you when you're lonely
And pick you up when you're down
I hope your eyes shine bright love
And learn to see the light
Take the time to listen
Decide yourself what's wrong or right

Oh little baby girl
Sweet little baby girl
Be strong in this great big world
Oh little baby girl

Joy H said...

Isn't She Lovely? -Stevie Wonder
(captures both Tricia & Gwenyth)

eduka2b said...

The Beatles

All You Need Is Love!!!!!

Such a fun song! After following your blog the last few months it seems that love is something that your family has lots of! From each other and everyone that surrounds you. Gwyneth brings so much love to so many people! :-)

BrunetteKoala said...

I like Tricia's suggestion! Lol.

"Don't Stop Me Now" - Queen
"Girls just a wanna have fun" - Cyndi Lauper

Or if you wanna go reflective...

God Bless The Child - Michelle Featherstone
Dare You To Move - Switchfoot
Heartbeats - Jose Gonzalez
Love You More - Alexi Murdoch (this guy is a Scot who went to Duke University!!)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Boo said...

How about "Barbie Bandaid" by the Isaacs. I heard it on a Gaither special and cried my eyes out. I found it just recently on youtube. Here is a link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tAL-lRVOb8

LeAnn said...

Martina Mcbride.. I have been blessed.

Billy Dean.. Let them be little

Melissa Dovel said...

I have 2 that I want to suggest.

LeeAnn Womac I hope you dance

and

Faith Hill A baby changes everything.

Hugs Melissa

Melissa Dovel said...

OK just one more (i hope:)

How about Louis Armstrong What a wonderful world.

Hugs AGAIN,
The Dovels

Melissa Dovel said...

OK ONE MORE (so sorry) How about you making up a song for her (your a talented musician:) Maybe even do a different version with lyrics from a song you like. I did do a video for my daughter shortly after she was born and I sang it to her all the time (me-not so good on singing). Anyway the song was from the Disney Cinderella movie. The song was a dream is a wish your heart makes. I also made a cute framed little deal with the lyrics on it. She is now 13 and it still hangs on her wall. She claims it will never go down.

:)
Melissa

Sara said...

http://www.littlesweetme.com/lyrics/jly.htm

The 2nd song, Do you know is my favorite but One of a kind is great too. I know you'd have to buy the cd with her name in it but if you haven't already you really really really should. My kids LOVE it. The songs are great. The voices aren't corney. I LOVE this cd.

Gwyneth your special God wants you to know, that he will be with you wherever you go, when you get worried or when you get sad, God will cheer you up and make you glad.

Gwyneth do you know Jesus loves you?
24 hours a day he's thinking of you.
Jesus is your friend his love will never end
Gwyneth do you know Jesus loves you?

Mills Family said...

Divine Romance by Phil Wickham. We used this for our son's "One Year Home" adoption video... check it out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br3wFSWjrrQ&feature=channel

Laurie said...

I have always liked a song by Phil Collins and Genesis...
I will follow you,
If you'll follow me.
All of the
Days and Nights
That we
Know will be...

Melissa Dovel said...

Argggg.....

So I have journaled with all three of my blessings lives with the oldest beomg 13. I know I suggested prior to making your own song for her, so I thought I would take little bits of stuff that I have journaled thru the years and you are more than welcomed to use them.

Nothing in the world can match the true joy of seeing your sweet baby girl look into the eyes of her daddy.
The Lord is preparing you for a trusting relationshiop with Him through your daddy here here on earth.

If you could see inside my heart this is what it looks like. I can not imagine anthing I could ever do on earth that would mean more to me than being your parent.

God is so good! I used to think I wanted a son- Just look at the great tresure he had waiting for me to receive. Oh how I praise the Lord for the precious gift in you.

All my family wants to see How sweet God’s miracles can be.

We never knew what true love ment till we were blessed with the cry of our child/children for the first time..

I love that I got to hold you near me for 9 mo. and did not have to share you with the world.

You are my beautiful sweet sweet song of praise to the Lord.

If you are the only child that the Lord gave to me I would filled to the brim with joy and never for one moment feel that I was missing a thing.

I look into your sweet eyes and I see the whole wide world waiting for you.

Probably TMI but who knows, with your talent I am sure you could make just about anything work.

The Dovelhouse

Stephanie said...

I really like this song by Alabama, from their Mountain Music CD

It's called "Never Be One Again".

Here are the lyrics.

Drift off and dream in your paper-doll world.
Play with the presents from the boys and the girls.
You big day is over. The cake is all gone.
We sang you to sleep with the birthday song.

No. you'll never be one again.
The two's are tumbling on in.
Daddy's little girl is growing up in the world.
You'll never be one again.

The toy piano is quiet in the hall as Kermie the frog sits watching it all.
And soon your legs will and make the tricycle go and take you away from us all.

No. you'll never be one again.
The two's are tumbling on in.
Daddy's little girl is growing up in the world.
You'll never be one again.

Goodnight, Baby.
Goodnight, Daddy.

I think it's a very fitting song!

Amanda Bartell said...

"Blink" or "In My Arms" by Plumb. Or any other song off of the "Blink" CD.

Rick Lawrenson said...

Good thing you promised.

Lisa Cox said...

well I Love the song "Miracle" Sung by Celine Dion.

That is one my sister used on our daughters First Birthday video.
She was also born premature. She weighed one pound 3.4 oz. She will be 5 April 3rd and she now weighs 42 pounds:)

That song makes me cry every time I hear it. But I LOVE it.

Happy New Year to you all.

Lisa in SC

mmc said...

I love the beatles Happy Birthday song!
For my 18th Bday/Graduation of HS my dad made me a half hour long video. I still watch it. She is going to LOVE these when she's older.

Elizabeth said...

We used "The Riddle" by Five for Fighting. It didn't immediately occur to me, but when my husband suggested it, it seemed right for our little girl.

Katie said...

My suggestion:
Danny Oretli
Album: Hymns and Prayers

She Sees Angels

I've seen this before
So I turned out the light
And walked across the room
The wind played its song through the trees in the yard
The shadows were chased by the moon
I stood in the doorway and I let out a sigh
And watched the small little girl
who was there in the moonlight
Tossing her head in a whirl

And she sees angels dancing in the sky
She sees angels in the night

Do they whisper sweet words,
Do they sing her a song.
Do they light up her eyes with the stars
Do they touch her soft skin as she sleeps late at night
Does she even know who they are
Floating in air they perform their ballet
Lifting their praise to above
For sweet little girls bathed in heavenly light
Learning the ways of God's love.

And she sees angels dancing in the sky
She sees angels in the night

Melody Strayer said...

"The Dress Looks Nice on You"/Sufjan Stevens

I can see a lot of life in you
I can see a lot of bright in you
And I think the dress looks nice on you
I can see a lot of life in you

I can see a bed and make it too
I can see a fireside turn blue
And I can see the lot of life in you
Yes, I can see a lot of life in you

When the world looks back
When the face looks after that
I can see a lot of life in you
I can see a lot of life in you

I can see a lot of life in you
I can see a bed and make it too
And I think the dress looks nice on you
Yes, I can see a lot of life in you

Kate said...

baby girl by will hoge! lyrics:May the sunlight find your face
Even when the rain does fall
And get back on your feet again
Every time you slip and fall
Keep your heart wide open
And always taking in
And even when it's broken
Be strong enough to fix it up again
Oh little baby girl
Sweet little baby girl
I wish I could hold your hand in this great big world
Oh little baby girl
And I hope your hands are steady
And never need to make a fist
And I hope that when you're ready
You get one never ending kiss
And I hope that deep inside of you
There's a sweet eternal song
And I hope the words are pretty
And that you'll always sing along
And I hope your friends are many
And your laughter's always loud
To help you when you're lonely
And pick you up when you're down
I hope your eyes shine bright love
And learn to see the light
Take the time to listen
Decide yourself what's wrong or right
Oh little baby girl
Sweet little baby girl
Be strong in this great big world
Oh little baby girl

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

Here are a few we have used for our kids one year videos...
"Beautiful Girl" by Andrew Peterson "Hold onto Jesus" by Erin O Donnell
"You are Mine" by Go Fish
"Find Your Wings" by Mark Harris

Hope this helps!! I have truly enjoyed all your past videos and eagerly look forward to this next one.

Alicia said...

I have a song suggestion for Gwyneth and one for Tricia:

Love Grabs You by Avner for Gwyneth

What does it mean
Cause it seems
When you fall in love
Losin all control
And you don’t know
What to do
When it’s true
You fall in love
And every direction
Points one way
One way
When love grabs a hold of you tight
I’ll be stayin all night to just to know it’s real
I’ll be holding you tight
Till the sun shines
Light on us again
How does it feel
When it’s real
When you fall in love
Can’t get you off my mind
And know i know
How to be
When you see
When you fall in love
Every direction points
One way
One way
When love grabs a hold of you tight
I’ll be staying all night just to know it’s real
I’ll be holding you tight
Until the sun shines
Light on us again

...and Because You Live by Jesse McCartney for Tricia

Staring out at the rain with a heavy heart
It's the end of the world in my mind
Then your voice pulls me back like a wake up call
I've been looking for the answer
Somewhere
I couldn't see that it was right there
But now I know what I didn't know

Because you live and breathe
Because you make me believe in myself when nobody else can help
Because you live, girl
My world has twice as many stars in the sky

It's alright, I survived, I'm alive again
Cuz of you, made it through every storm
What is life, what's the use if you're killing time
I'm so glad I found an angel
Someone
Who was there when all my hopes fell
I wanna fly, looking in your eyes

Because you live and breathe
Because you make me believe in myself when nobody else can help
Because you live, girl
My world has twice as many stars in the sky
Because you live, I live

Because you live there's a reason why
I carry on when I lose the fight
I want to give what you've given me always

Because you live and breathe
Because you make me believe in myself when nobody else can help
Because you live, girl
My world has twice as many stars in the sky

Because you live and breathe
Because you make me believe in myself when nobody else can help
Because you live, girl
My world has everything I need to survive

Because you live, I live, I live

krissy said...

I love Rascall Flatts "My Wish" and Carrie Underwood's "Whenever you remember" and Reba McIntyre's "Your gonna be always loved by me."

And if you want it a bit more fun I would go with Cyndi Laupers "Girls Wanna have fun" or "Sweet Child O' mine".

LisserB said...

My child by Brandon Jarrett

Jaime said...

either "What'll She Look Like" or "Out of My League" by Stephen Speaks.

Jaime said...

i forgot to add "sunshine" by stephen speaks

plcraft said...

There's a beautiful Christian song from a father to his child/children about hoping that his love will give them roots and help them find their wings. It talks about all the things that he wants God to do in their lives and his hopes for them. It's "Find Your Wings" by Mark Harris. I included it in a slideshow for my Kindergarteners graduation and had all the moms, and some of the dads and grandparents, tearing up. I also included a couple others already mentioned. "Let Them Be Little" by Billy Dean which talks about the child fitting in the palm of their Daddy's hand. How fitting is that for your baby girl, especially? :) And "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack is perfect.
I think in your case, "Miracle" by Celine Dionne would be great, too.
Hope these help.
BTW I watched all your other videos. They were perfect.

Mrs. Flatt said...

Fingerprints of God or 500 Miles by Steven Curtis Chapman

Or Every Moment by Joy Williams

Christie, Jeff and Kennedy said...

Daughter by London Wainwright
My Little Girl by Tim McGraw (this was the Daddy-Daughter dance at my wedding)
Lullaby by The Dixie Chicks
My Wish by Rascal Flatts
So This is Love from Cinderella
Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman
My Hair Had A Party Last Night by Trout Fishing in America
The Window by Trout Fishing in America

Cristi said...

For some reason I cant get your last post to upload. "We're Live" I dont know why.

CindyO. said...

I love the song, Cinderella, by Steven Curtis Chapman.

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

How about 'Wonder' by Natalie Merchant?
It really could have been written for Gwyneth!

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

Here's the lyrics for Natalie Merchant's 'Wonder' if you don't know them already!

'Doctors have come
from distant cities
just to see me
stand over my bed
disbelieving what they're seeing

they say I must be one of the wonders
of God's own creation
and as far as they see they can offer
no explanation

newspapers ask
intimate questions
want confessions
they reach into my head
to steal the glory
of my story

they say I must be one of the wonders
of God's own creation
and as far as they see they can offer
no explanation

I believe
fate smiled and destiny
laughed as she came to my cradle
"know this child will be able"
laughed as my body she lifted
"know this child will be gifted
with love, with patience
and with faith
she'll make her way"

people see me
I'm a challenge
to your balance
I'm over your heads
how I confound you
and astound you
to know I must be one of the wonders
of God's own creation
and as far as you see you can offer me
no explanation

I believe
fate smiled and destiny
laughed as she came to my cradle
"know this child will be able"
laughed as she came to my mother
"know this child will not suffer"
laughed as my body she lifted
"know this child will be gifted
with love, with patience
and with faith
she'll make her way"

I'm Donielle... said...

"You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Cocker always gets the tears flowing! ;)

Tamara M. said...

I know many bautiful songs, but what about this one: So incredible - Ilse de Lange. It's a dutch singer, but the lyrics are in English.

I have more suggestions but I don't know if I can say them also?

There is one in Dutch, it's called Dochters (Daughters) and it's from Marco Borsato. It's about daughters, who grow up, but always stay "little" in the eyes of a father. I can translate the lyrisc if you want to? (You can put a reaction under a post on my blog if you want to)

greetings Tamara

Tracy said...

I don't know if this one has been suggested yet, but "These are the Days" by Natalie Merchant is a great song. Here are the lyrics:

THESE ARE DAYS
these are days you'll remember

never before and never since, I promise
will the whole world be warm as this
and as you feel it, you'll know it's true
THAT YOU ARE BLESSED and lucky
it's true, THAT YOU ARE TOUCHED BY SOMETHING
THAT WILL GROW AND BLOOM IN YOU

these are days you'll remember

when May is rushing over you with desire
TO BE PART OF THE MIRACLES you see in every hour
you'll know it's true, that you are blessed and lucky
it's true, that you are touched by something
that will grow and bloom in you

these are the days
that you might fill with laughter
until you break

these days you might feel a shaft of light
make its way across your face
and when you do
you'll know how it was meant to be
see the signs and know their meaning

you'll know how it was meant to be
hear the signs and
know they're speaking to you
to you

I saw other suggestions for "Amazing"...that was the second song that I thought of. It's a beautiful song. :)

fourfordad said...

"I'll Be" by Reba McEntire is a beautiful song. Please check it out.

sherri jenkins said...

Nathan

How about Stevie Wonders "Isn't she lovely". It reminds me of a father singing to his baby girl. Sherri

Sarah said...

Let's see...I am trying to think of some that may go well with a video.

"Brighter Days" by Leeland for the NICU pictures. I think it would set the perfect mood for trusting God to bring brighter days. Here are the lyrics:

Time keeps moving on
Through the sunshine and the storm
And my dreams are set in stone
And someday I’ll be who I want to be
For now I’ll wait
For the sun to shine again
And for now I’ll wait
For the rain to pass away

And I’m looking for the brighter days
When all my hurts seem to fade away
I’m looking for the brighter days to come my way

Faces come and faces go
But none seem to look my way
And walls have stood and walls have fallen
But my heart seems to wait
For now I’ll sit at the end of the road
And for now I’ll wait
At the end of the pathway

I’ll see the sun one day shine upon me
I’ll see the sun one day
And watch the nighttime turn to morning
But for now it all comes back around



"You Never Let Go" by David Crowder Band

For the newer pictures...

"Can't Stop" by Leeland

"Beautiful Love" The Afters

Pollock Family said...

You're my Little Girl by Go Fish or doesn't Tim McGraw have a song about a daughter? There's also My Wish by Rascal Flatts.

DeAnne said...

"I'm a Believer"...the song from Shrek. "Then I saw her face, now I'm a believer. Without a trace of doubt in my mind. I'm in love. I'm a believer, I couldn't leave her if I tried."

Chelsea said...

There are too many comments to read through to see if this has been suggested. But, how about "Let Them Be Little"?

Emma and Mommy said...

I like "What a wonderful world" I really ike the Eva Cassidy version. Very sentimental. Here is a youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQuksPhbUMc

Kate said...

Natalie Merchant's "Wonder".

Leslie Jackson said...

I just stumbled upon your blog today, but the first songs I thought about were....

"I Will Be Here" (I think it's Steven Curtis Chapman)

"In My Daughter's Eyes" (Martina McBride)--even if you aren't a fan of country, you should listen to this one at some point!!

Kathryn said...

John Mayer "Daughters"

Carey said...

Ok, I don't have any songs for you, but wanted to say THANKS! You asked for song suggestions last year, and Gweneth's bday is right before my daughter's and I love getting a ton of great ideas! So, just stealing some of the ideas, ... hope you don't mind!

Amy said...

Amazying by Janelle
My Wish Rascal Flatts

Tahnee said...

I've been reading your blog since Gwyneth was born, but would you believe that this is my first comment? Anyway, my suggestion is "Miracle" by the Foo Fighters. Gorgeous song, and I think the lyrics are pretty applicable to you guys!

Cazzie!!! said...

In My Life- Cindy Lauper's version is gorgeous :)

JoJo said...

Hi
My suggestion is 'For Rosanna' by Chris De Burgh. These are the lyrics...

This is for rosanna, sweet girl of mine,
A song for the baby who changed my life,
Ill never forget when I saw you first,
I thought that my heart would burst,
With the love that I have.

As I watch you sleeping in here tonight,
And I hear your breathing so soft and light,
I cannot believe all the things that I feel,
When I hold you next to me,
Its the love that I have.

Oh how my heart it is shining,
Oh how my heart it is shining,
Oh how my heart is shining through,
With the love that I have.

And as you are growing from baby to child,
I share the wonders that are in your eyes,
And I am amazed at the way you change,
All according to the plan,
And the love that I have.

And when you are older you will go away,
Youll see injustice and youll see pain,
But never forget that Im always there,
Like a shadow by your side,
With the love that I have.

Oh my love, you have your mothers eyes,
And when I see you laugh, you have your mothers smile,
And you are mine all of my life,
You are mine, all of my love,
You are mine, blood of my blood,
You are mine.

Oh how my heart it is shining,
Oh how my heart it is shining,
Oh how my heart it is shining through,
With the love that I have.

I love this song so much!
Happy 1st Birthday Gwyneth Rose xx

JoJo said...

Another idea for if you wanted a Christian song. This is a favourite of our girls in Girls' Brigade.
'Indescribable' by Chris Tomlin. It is a beautiful song.

From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation's revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings
All exclaiming

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go
Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light
Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night
None can fathom

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
You are amazing God

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
Incomparable, unchangeable
You see the depths of my heart and You love me the same
You are amazing God
You are amazing God

Jaime said...

the acoustic version of "this kind of love" by sister hazel

Carey said...

"My Girl"- Temptations

janice said...

The Cuppycake song is adorable. It is short though.

BeckeyZ said...

The Most - by Jon Troast

you can hear it here....

http://www.jontroast.com/New_Site/index.html

nyc95 said...

I Am Your Child by Barry Manilow (I know, old fogey, but GREAT song!) or Angels Among Us by Alabama -country, but appropriate.
Can't wait to hear :-)

JenD said...

Natalie merchant.... wonder

Mom of Army Brats. said...

god

I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you

[Chorus:]
Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

I think about the years I spent just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there you understand
It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true

[Chorus]

Now I'm just rolling home
Into my lover's arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you.

Those Precious Few said...

"When Love Takes You In"
Steven Curtis Chapman

Libby said...

A song and artist that I have just found and love is Michelle Featherstone. Her song SWEET SWEET BABY is wonderful!

Joe and Shelly Morris said...

Israel Kamakawiwo Ole's version of Somewhere over the rainbow. It makes me cry everytime I hear it. I slow dance with my 9-month old son to it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A2Jt4WOxN8

1 Crafty Gal said...

Ohhh, "I have been blessed" by Martina McBride is just beautiful. I always think of my awesome family every time I hear that song. That and "I could not ask for more" by Sarah Evans.

However, Martina's song is the best!!

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Randee said...

I'm going to ditto the suggestion of "I Hope You Dance"

Jennifer said...

I agree with "Baby Girl" by Will Hoge. He's recently a walking miracle himself having survived a terrible accident in Nashville a few months ago.

It's on his CD called "Blackbird on a Lonely Wire."

Karen said...

Some really great ones here!How about Billy Joel's "Lullaby"...

Good night my angel time to close you eyes
And save these questions for another day
I think I know what you've been asking me
I think you know what I've been trying to say

I promised I would never leave you
And you should always know
Where ever you may go
No matter where you are
I never will be far away

Good night my angel now it's time to sleep
And still so many things I want to say
Remember all the songs you sang for me
When we went sailing on an emerald bay

And like a boat out on the ocean
I'm rocking you to sleep
The water's dark and deep
Inside this ancient heart
You'll always be a part of me

Or... "Baby, Baby" by Amy Grant, for something more upbeat...

Off topic, but I think this is a good time to share what I think is the song the most depicts you and Tricia... "Go There With You" by SCC... couldn't be more perfect. But then again, aren't we ALL "standing on the edge of the unknown"... we just don't know it yet!

Hope everyone's feeling better soon!

Bates Fam said...

Wow, tons of comments to look through!
*I have to 3rd or 4th the idea of Beautiful Life by Fisher
* The Happy Song by Chris Tomlin (or others have recorded it also)
* How Great is Our God by Chris Tomlin
* Never Gonna Steal My Joy by Mandisa
* Everything by Michael Buble

Allie'sFightAgainstCF said...

MY WISH by Rascal Flatts

Karen, in Houston, TX said...

How about Dare you to Run by Switchfoot. I heard it while watching the movie A Walk To Remember and thought that the words and the setting for the show where a good match.

~GWITHIN~ said...

Not only has your family brought information about CF to your readers but more important than that you have shared your love for God to your readers too. You've shared your Faith, being humble, being honest and your beautiful family! Your "White Rose" has blessed many and Tricia's smile just runs right through my soul!
What compassion our God has shown through you all!
A baby really does change everything!
Thank You,
~Teresa C. Dail~
A Baby Changes Everything by Faith Hill

Michelle Jamie said...

Somewhere over the rainbow by IZ

SuNSHine said...

Amazing by Jenelle
I love this song for a Baby themed slide show or video

Here are the lyrics...


The morning cold and raining,
dark before the dawn could come
How long in twilight waiting
longing for the rising sun
ohoh ohoh Oh ooh

You came like crashing thunder
breaking through these walls of stone
You came with wide eyed wonder
into all this great unknown
ohoh ohoh Ohoooh Oohh

Hush now don't you be afraid
I promise you I'll always stay
I'll never be that far away
I'm right here with you

[Chorus]
You're so amazing you shine like the stars
You're so amazing the beauty you are
You came blazing right into my heart
You're so amazing you are...
You are

You came from heaven shining
Breath of God still flows from fresh on you
The beating heart inside me
Crumbled at this one so new
ohoh ohoh Oooh ooohhh

No matter where or how far you wander
For a thousand years or longer
I will always be there for you
Right here with you

[Chorus]
You're so amazing you shine like the stars

You're so amazing the beauty you are
You came blazing right into my heart
You're so amazing you are...

I hope your tears are few and fast
I hope your dreams come true at last
I hope you find love that goes on and on and on and on and on
I hope you wish on every star
I hope you never fall too far
I hope this world can see how wonderful you are

[Chorus]
You're so amazing you shine like the stars
You're so amazing the beauty you are
You came blazing right into my heart
You're so amazing...

You're so amazing you shine like the stars
You're so amazing the beauty you are
You came blazing right into my heart
You're so amazing you are...
You are
ooooooo

~GWITHIN~ said...

I changed my mind...
~Love Never Fails~ by Brandon Heath
Here are the lyrics...
Lyrics to Love Never Fails :
Love is not proud
Love does not boast
Love after all
Matters the most

Love does not run
Love does not hide
Love does not keep
Locked inside

Love is the river that flows through
Love never fails you

Love will sustain
Love will provide
Love will not cease
At the end of time

Love will protect
Love always hopes
Love still believes
When you don’t

Love is the arms that are holding you
Love never fails you

When my heart won’t make a sound
When I can’t turn back around
When the sky is falling down
Nothing is greater than this
Greater than this

Love is right here
Love is alive
Love is the way
The truth the life

Love is the river than flows through
Love is the arms that are holding you
Love is the place you will fly to
Love never fails you


Whatever you pick I know is gonna be beautiful!
~Teresa~