Wednesday, February 27, 2008

(Bump) Contest 01

The contest is over! I'll announce the winner of March 8, 2008.

You can help select the song that I will use for Gwyneth's 2 month birthday video on March 8! You give me your suggestion, and I will choose the song I like best. Winner gets nothing more than a "thank you" and their name/handle posted on my blog!

Here are the rules of the contest:

1) Each person only gets ONE entry, so make it a good one. It can be serious or silly...I promise to check out each suggestion. If you give me more than one song, I'll delete your post and you'll be disqualified from the really awesome prize.

2) No Country Music.

3) No songs with cursing or explicit content.

4) No songs about elephants or paper clips (because I said so). :)

5) Give me the title and artist so I don't have to go searching all over to try to find it.

Have fun!

Nate

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Rachel said...

Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDwsQ5H_gAY

Anonymous said...

ordinary miracle - sara mclachlin - it's just a must!!

Anonymous said...

My suggestion is "You Steal My Heart Away" by Guy Penrod. The song is from the CD Sing Me to Sleep, Daddy.

Anonymous said...

"You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban

Anonymous said...

Things We've Handed Down, by Marc Cohn.

The lyrics are amazing, make sure you listen to the whole thing, not just an iTunes clip.

Seth, Jen, Hannah, Cailyn, and Isaac said...

Ok, I had posted one, but then read through and it had been posted a few times, so I changed my vote to

"The Rose"...many ppl have done it from Bette Midler to Westlife...choose your artist. It may seem like a sad song, but I think its a song of ultimate hope.

Here's the lyrics to the 2nd verse:
When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been too long
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winterfar beneath the bitter snows
lies the seed
that with the sun's love
in the spring
becomes the rose

Y'all have been through a lot, and I think Gwenyth is definitely the start of your "spring"...she is your rose!!

Jenna said...

"My Wish" orginally by Rascall Flatts(country) but new version is not. This song I listened to dailey leading up to our 11 months old leg amputation surgery. Its wonderful

Anonymous said...

How about Kathy Troccoli's "Go Light Your World"....love that song! (and your blog/story). :)

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

"Sweet, Sweet Baby" by Michelle Featherston

Anonymous said...

Okay...everyone seems to be leaving serious answers. (so predictable) Just in case you were planning to go for a more upbeat number my suggestion is...

My Hairbrush. Veggie Tales.

For a baby that young with that much hair...it just seems to fit. : )

Anonymous said...

"The Rose" by Bette Midler

Anonymous said...

There's a song that was done in the 70's or 80's and re-done in the mid 1990s by Bette Midler (don't delete just yet!) I think it's just called the Rose...

Some say love it is a river
that drowns the tender reed
Some say love it is a razor
that leaves your soul to bleed

Some say love it is a hunger
an endless aching need
I say love it is a flower
and you it's only seed

It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance
It's the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance
It's the one who won't be taken
who cannot seem to give
and the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live

When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been too long
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snows
lies the seed
that with the sun's love
in the spring
becomes the rose

Maybe not the greatest birthday celebration song, but thought you might be able to use it later somehow?
i know i know, Bette Midler! But, find it on YouTube or something and give it a listen. if you hate it, you hate it... but i can see how several of the lyrics so parallel what you are so gracious to share with all of us strangers the journey you and Tricia have so steadfastly chosen.
Thank you for sharing your journey. I am honored to pray for your family many times throughout each day.
Numbers 6:24-25

Anonymous said...

The song I sang to my children the most and still sing in my heart....
Barefoot Floors by Nicolette Larson, written by Neil Young on her cd Sleep Baby Sleep.
It's a must-have cd for every parent.

Anonymous said...

Hallelujah
on the United We Stand CD
United Hillsongs

Lucy (that is my name, the name you'll be using when you announce the winner since I'm winning it.) :D

Brad and Emily said...

"Find Your Wings" by Mark Harris

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Anonymous said...

there is a veggies tales version of amazing grace that's super cute!

Anonymous said...

"Everyday" by Jill Phillips.

Beautiful.

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Anonymous said...

I love to sing "Baby Mine" by Alison Kraus to my baby. I don't know if it's country or not but it's the song from Dumbo. It makes me cry because I'm sappy like that.

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Anonymous said...

You Are the Love of My Life by Carly Simon

Anonymous said...

Wires by Athlete, all about a baby in special care who made it through

MissE said...

Nate, May I suggest Voice of Truth by Casting Crowns. For you all have proven that the voice of truth is triumphing over all other voices that can get in the way of your goal of serving God with your whole life! We continue to pray for the continued strength & growth of Gwyneth and for restored health for Tricia.

the VanKoevering's said...

I vote for a new song by Jack Johnson called "Angel" here are the lyrics...it's a beautiful song...(for both the beautiful girls in your life!)

I've got an angel
She doesn't wear any wings
She wears a heart that can melt my own
She wears a smile that can make me wanna sing
She gives me presents
With her presence alone
She gives me everything I could wish for
She gives me kisses on the lips just for coming home

She could make angels
I've seen it with my own eyes
You gotta be careful when you've got good love
Cause the angels will just keep on multiplying

But you're so busy changing the world
Just one smile can change all of mine
We share the same soul
Oh oh oh oh oh ohhh
We Share the same soul
Oh oh oh oh oh ohhh
We Share the same soul
Oh oh oh oh oh ohhh
Oh oh oh oh oh ohhh
Umm umm umm uhhhhhhmm

Can't wait for the new video.

-praying in Michigan
Shann

Anonymous said...

"Prendre un enfant par la main" by Yves Duteil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiI8f8yKwlA

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of Little Miss Magic by Buffett, being a total Parrothead myself, but I also love Sarah McLachlan's version of The Rainbow Connection:

http://www.rhapsody.com/album/forthekids/therainbowconnection

Anna Marie in Wilmington, NC

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Anonymous said...

Arms Wide Open by Creed
Ryan in Charleston

Megan and Company said...

I'm sure Jeremy Camp wrote something relevant...

:)

Anonymous said...

When You Believe by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.

Katie said...

Better Together by Jack Johnson is a good one!

Darcy said...

I can't believe no one has suggested this so far but my 4 year old says this is THE BEST SONG and that Gwyneth will love it!

Mah Na Mah Na
Rolf the Dog (Sesame Street Album)
The lyrics are stunning...here are a few
MAH NA MAH NA. PA TEE, PA TEE PEE. MAH NA MAH NA. PA TEE PEE TEE.
MAH NA MAH NA.
PA TEE PA TEE PEE, PA TEE PEE, PA TEE PEE,
PA TEE PEE TEE PEE TEE TEE TEE TEE.

(I'm not making fun...this really is our suggestion because we love it so much ourselves:)

darcy
http://ittybittyblog.wordpress.com/

Anonymous said...

You'll be blessed!! Elton John!

Anonymous said...

You'll be blessed!! Elton John!

Anonymous said...

"baby girl" by sugarland

Anonymous said...

"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.

GREAT song! I am suggesting this song not only because I love it, but because I heard it ther other day and thought of your family. :)
Best of luck! God Bless!!

Anonymous said...

"Super Strong God" by Hillsong Kids

Jillian said...

Sea of Love - Cat Power.

Anonymous said...

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face- Roberta Flack...beautiful song!! :>)
stephanie

The Scott Family said...

I don't know who sings the song but the title is "In My Daughters Eyes" here are the lyrics.
In my daughter's eyes, I am a hero.
I am strong an' wise,
And I know no fear.
But the truth is plain to see:
She was sent to rescue me,
I see who I wanna be, in my daughter's eyes.

In my daughter's eyes, everyone is equal,
Darkness turns to light,
And the world is at peace.
This miracle God gave to me,
Gives me strength when I am weak.
I find reason to believe, in my daughter's eyes.

An' when she wraps her hand around my finger,
Oh, it puts a smile in my heart.
Everything becomes a little clearer.
I realise what life is all about.
It's hangin' on when your heart has had enough;
It's givin' more when you feel like givin' up.
I've seen the light: it's in my daughter's eyes.

In my daughter's eyes, I can see the future.
A reflection of who I am,
An' what will be.
An' though she'll grow an', some day, leave:
Maybe raise a family,
When I'm gone, I hope you'll see,
How happy she made me,
For I'll be there, in my daughter's eyes.

Anonymous said...

I'll have to suggest You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban. I sing this song all the time to my Lord Jesus, and it always ends with me blubbering like a small child, haha. But all kidding aside, it's a very inspirational song.
My name is Brogan Thomas btw, but I don't have an account, so I'm an anonymous poster

Megan said...

"you cannot loose my love" by Sara Groves, I sing it to my son every day :)

Shannon said...

I knew I loved you by Savage Garden. The words are awesome..I knew I loved you before I met you I have been waiting all my life.

Anonymous said...

lullaby by the dixie chicks (by the way, i count them as "pop" - not country. you seriously have to listen to the words - it's beautiful!!
ashley haden

Matt Millard said...

"Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUk5SZ18WhY

The song is so sweet and beautiful.
We used this song for our daughter's "Family Day" (day we celebrate her coming home to us from South Korea) and it is perfect. Have fun making Gwyneth's video and I know I am not alone in saying we can't wait to see it.

Sarah

Anonymous said...

This song I absolutely love and sing with it all the time when I am in my car and thinking about my son...I Could Not Ask For More by Sara Evans....it really is a touching song if you ask me.

Melissa Morris

Anonymous said...

Try "Different Wings" by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. It's on their album titled "The Lost Christmas Eve", and the lyrics can be found here:

http://www.trans-siberian.com/lyrics/lostxmaseve11-differentwings.shtml#wings

Ann said...

I am newbie poster, but have reading for awhile now.

Love some of the suggestions ...

Here I Am by Bryan Adams (I am Canadian). It is from the movie Spirit - Stallion of Cimarron - look for it on the movie soundtrack.

Here i am , this is me ,
there is nowhere else
on earth i rather be.

Here i am , just me and you ,
tonight we make our dreams come true.

Its a new world , its a new start ,
its a life with a beating of , young hearts ,
its a new day , its a new plan ,
i have been waiting for you....
Here i am....

Anonymous said...

I don't know a single song NOT already mentioned here so I'll just say "thanks!" Thanks for including your readers in a small part of your journey and know that you are changing lives all over the globe! God Bless!

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thfisher said...

One of my favs is Sweet, Sweet Baby by Michelle Featherstone

Anonymous said...

"The Miracle You Are"
by: Abigail Miller
abigailmiller.com


Praying for you,
Fran Kottkamp

Anonymous said...

"Somewhere in the World" Wayne Watson

Somewhere in the world today
A little girl will go out ot play
All dressed up in mama's clothes
At least the way that I suppose it goes
Somewhere in the world tonight
Before she reaches to turn out the light
She'll be prayin' from a tender heart
A simple prayer that's a work of art

And I don't even know her name
But I'm prayin' for her just the same
That the Lord will write His name upon her heart
Cause somewhere in the course of this life
A little boy will need a godly wife
So hold on to Jesus, baby, whereever you are

Somewhere in the world out there
That little girl's learnin' how to care
She's pickin' up her mamas charms
Or maybe, swigin' around in her daddy's arms
Somewhere in the world to be
Through the future's not real clear to me
Theirs could be a tender love
Grounded in eternal love above

thfisher said...

Sweet, Sweet Baby
by Michelle Featherstone

Anonymous said...

Most of the songs I can think of are country but in honor of your request for it not to be a country song the only one I came up with was "Little Wonders" by Rob Thomas.....My #1 choice though is "In my Daughter's Eyes" by Martina McBride because that song just has a special meaning to every parent of a little girl!!

Mandy said...

ELLIANA'S SONG BY WATERMARK! IT IS PERFECT!

Anonymous said...

I know you said no country, but how about Rascal Flatts..My Wish.....at least listen to the words...it's not country, just precious!

Kelly said...

How about "Love Like This" by Natasha Bedingfield?

Anonymous said...

I love "Over the Rainbow" by Judy Garland or Frank Sinatra. I sang that to my little girl all the time. Shannon www.thecraverfamily.blogpspot.com

Shelley Scanlan said...

Mother's Prayer by Celine Dion. Same song as The Prayer by Josh Groban, but written about a mother's love. Makes me cry every time (in a good way!!)

Anonymous said...

Sweet Little You

Neil Sedaka

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Jessica said...

Here's my vote: "God gave me you" by Bryan White. I know it's a little country, but it sure does sum up how it feels to become a parent.

For all the times I felt cheated, I complained
You know how I love to complain
For all the wrongs I repeated, though I was to blame
I still cursed that rain
I didnt have a prayer, didnt have a clue
Then out of the blue

God gave me you to show me whats real
Theres more to life than just how I feel
And all that Im worth is right before my eyes
And all that I live for though I didnt know why
Now I do, cause God gave me you

For all the times I wore my self pity like a favorite shirt
All wrapped up in that hurt
For every glass I saw, I saw half empty
Now it overflows like a river through my soul
From every doubt I had, Im finally free
I truly believe
In your arms, Im someone new
With every tender kiss from you
I must confess, Ive been blessed

lolo said...

'Go Down Easy' by Over the Rhine

Anonymous said...

If this comes up twice, I am sorry!!

I am not sure if this will work for your next video, but check out the website www.mediak.com. You can make a personalized CD for Gwyneth. My favorite CD is called Jesus Loves You. For example the song Jesus Loves You is on the CD and it is sung, "Gwyneth, Jesus Loves You" instead of "Yes, Jesus Loves You". It is a very cool CD that I have purchased for several little ones that absolutely love to hear their name in a song.


~ Kristy (Palatine, IL)
My cousin goes to church with the Leinos and she sent my your website a while ago and we have been praying since!!

Anonymous said...

I would say "how to save a life" by the fray

Anonymous said...

"Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder - on the day I was born my dad walked out of the hospital & this song was playing on the radio!

Katie said...

I love the song, "Baby Mine" by Alison Kraus. It's not country, really, I promise. I used it for my little peanut's video (she was 1 lb. 0 oz. at birth) and it's just really sweet. Good luck. I love the blog!!

Heather said...

Ice Cream by Sarah McLachlan

Your love
is better than ice cream.
Better than anything else that I've tried
and your love
is better than ice cream
everyone here know how to fight

and it's a long way down
it's a long way down
it's a long way
down to the place where we started from.

Your love
is better than chocolate
better than anything else that I've tried
and oh love is better than chocolate.
Everyone here knows how to cry

and it's a long way down
it's a long way down
it's a long way
down to the place where we started from.

herb-of-grace said...

Wow, you're really going to have your work cut out for you listening to all these... That'll teach you to offer such an awesome prize... ;)

I love "That's My Daughter in the Water" by Loudon Wainwright III-- my husband sings it to our little girl all the time. Very cute!

Anonymous said...

"Without You" Big Daddy Weave

KYnurse said...

Sweet, sweet baby by Michelle Featherstone

Anonymous said...

Dontcha just love the "I know you said NO country BUUUUTTTT" posts?

Julie said...

Sweet Baby by Michelle Featherstone - I used to hear this on PBS when I was pregnant with Puckey and would tear up every time! It's a pretty song!
You can hear it at
http://profile.imeem.com/gVZbv/music/l52T4szn/michelle_featherstone_sweet_baby/

Amy said...

Orphans of God by Talley Trio or Avalon

- Still praying! :-)

Anonymous said...

Sleep Tight by Celine Dion (it is on her MIRACLE cd, that she did with Anne Geddes):

now hush
my little one
don't be afraid
your daddy's right here

(...)

and sleep tight
the angels hover over you
they spread their wings
to keep you safe and warm
the starfight
in the heavens high above you
will light a path
to find your way back home
sleep tight

(...)

let go
your tiny hands
and drift away
to a bright enchanted land
I promise you
your sweetest dreams will come true
now leave this weary world behind

so close your eyes
and wish upon the brightest star
cause when you dream
it doesn't matter where you are
near to me or very far
I'll always be with you

Anonymous said...

Overcome by Live.

Desiree said...

Leona Lewis- Whatever It Takes. Only problem its not released in the U.S. however it is on youtube.

Unknown said...

everything glorious - david crowder.

my eyes are small
but they have seen
the beauty of enormous things...

Anonymous said...

"Blackbird," Sarah McLachlan
(Beatles cover from "I Am Sam" soundtrack)

Anonymous said...

Savage Garden - I knew I loved you before I met you. ~Emma

raindropstop said...

I'm With You - Avril Lavigne

Anonymous said...

"My Funny Valentine" not cheesy...classic...there are a bazillion versions...choose one you like.
Becky

Anonymous said...

"Show me your glory" by Third Day

daralala said...

"I'm Alive" by Jaci Velasquez

The first breath
A new sky
You hung the stars
And placed the sunrise
Painted colors
Yellow and green
And every other in between

From the dust
Became flesh and bone
The greatest gift I've ever known...

Pigsooie said...

I Could Not Ask For More by Edwin McCain. It's also, on the Message In A Bottle Soundtrack.

Erin said...

"Peace Be Still" by Rush of Fools

Devin said...

Nate,
I don't have time to read all the comments, so I don't know if this has been suggested yet, but "Baby Mine" is a beautiful song. It is sung by Allison Krauss.

Devin
p.s. and she is not technically country...she is bluegrass :-) and the song doesn't sound country in the least bit!

Anonymous said...

My third child was a miracle because of all the health problems I had. His song is Miracle by Celene Dion. Praying for you all, Alycia

Anonymous said...

"isn't she lovely" by stevie wonder.

my dad called the radio on the day in 1988 when i was born and had that song played for me.. it will always be special to me!

Sylvie said...

I don't have a song in english for you but I would love to sing something in french for you little Gwyneth,

Un petit bisous pour toi

Jeanie said...

"Legacy" by Nicole Nordeman

~*~Bre~*~ said...

Ordinary Miracle by Sarah MacLaghlan (spelling). It was in the Charlotte's Web movie. I used this song for a video I made for our daughter's first birthday!! It's wonderful!

Betsy McK said...

Stevie Wonder "Isn't She Wonderful" love the lyrics for a new born baby girl!!!

Anonymous said...

Andrew Peterson and Randy Goodgame have an album titled "Slugs and Bugs and Lullabies." There are a couple of beautiful songs up there but a perfect one for you would be "Beautiful Girl." It is sung by the "daddy" and the only music is the guitar. It is georgeous. I have the full cd on my computer here. Whether you use the song or not, if you want it, I will send it to you. Great idea - lots of songs to choose from.

Good Luck,
Robin ;o)

Anonymous said...

Not sure if this is the angle your going for but...

"Ain't She Sweet"
The Beatles


Kind of a classic, but with a really cool energy!

Everything that you choose is GREAT! I'm especially in love with "safe and sound" - can't wait for the new montage!

The Murray Crew said...

Nate~ I've yet to see 2 PAGES of comments - Way 2 go Bro, Another Blog Milestone to Post about!

Lorri said...

"Tunnel" by Third Day

Anonymous said...

Artist: Jack Johnson
Song: Upside Down

Haley said...

Your Love is Extravagant by Casting Crowns

Here is a link to it, http://www.tsrocks.com/c/casting_crowns_texts/your_love_is_extravagant.html

I walked down the isle to this one, it's one of my all time favs!

Anonymous said...

"Thank God for Kids" by Eddy Raven always makes me think of my three sons. Here's the link

http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/raven_eddy/1323107/lyrics.jhtml

Anonymous said...

Wonder, by Natalie Merchant.

"Fate laughed as she came to my mother. Know this child will not suffer. Fate laughed as she came to my cradle. Know this child will be able. She'll make her way. With love and patience and with faith. She'll make her way."

Sarah

Anonymous said...

Nate, my husband and I are seriously fond of a song called "Angel Standing By" by Jewel (before she went country). It is most appropriate for all serious times for celebration, we had it played at our wedding even though I preferred to have it performed. We were unable to find anyone who could do it justice the way she can. Hope you like it!

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Anonymous said...

Wow, Nate, because of this contest I FINALLY found the song I have been forever searching for (I heard it but had no clue what is was): You raise me up by Josh Groban. We just heard today my dad has cancer, and tears were streaming down my face listening to this song and reading the lyrics... So thanks for this little (mmm not so little anymore with 300+ comments...) contest, good luck on picking the winner!!

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Anonymous said...

Hey Nate!
I heard a new Stephen Curtis Chapman song the other day that would be great. I think it's called 'Cinderella' or 'Dance with my Cinderella'? So sweet!

Lesley said...

I was sitting in line at the preschool today and I heard this song on KLOVE. And I thought, this would be an awesome song for your little princesses' video!

"How You Live"
by: Point of Grace


Be blessed,
Lesley in Louisiana

Anonymous said...

IVE GOT YOUR SONG!!! Really it's a song for every Christian daddy. It's called Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman. I think he still has it on him myspace page. -denise

Randee said...

On the Day That You Were Born (link) http://www.peterandellen.com/lyrics/on_the_day.htm this has the first verse, there is more....

ivfmommee said...

"Baby of Mine" By Better Midler

So sweet ......

Anonymous said...

"Amazing" by Janelle. Its a Christian song that just made me melt the first time I heard it.

My favortie line is "you came from Heaven shining, breath of God still fresh on you".

If you are interested I did a slide show of my daughter with it and you can hear it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIIfnsurn_0

Good Luck and God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Amazing by Janelle

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ULjB7l4Nbl8

Anonymous said...

Happily Ever After in Your Eyes by Ben Harper

"Happy Everafter In Your Eyes"

The morning sunrise spread her wings
While the moon hung in the sky
Held the sea in your hands
And happy everafter in your eyes

Couldn't leave you to go to heaven
I carry you in my smile
For the first time my true reflection i see
Happy everafter in your eyes

Every star in the night
Promises the dawn
I will be there if you fall
To ever so heavily rest upon

All that i can give you
Is forever yours to keep
Wake up every day with a dream
And happyever after in your eyes

Emily said...

"The First Time I Saw Your face", Celine Dion

Anonymous said...

Songbird by Fleetwood Mac

For you, therell be no more crying,
For you, the sun will be shining,
And I feel that when Im with you,
Its alright, I know its right

To you, Ill give the world
To you, Ill never be cold
cause I feel that when Im with you,
Its alright, I know its right.

And the songbirds are singing,
Like they know the score,
And I love you, I love you, I love you,
Like never before.

And I wish you all the love in the world,
But most of all, I wish it from myself.

And the songbirds keep singing,
Like they know the score,
And I love you, I love you, I love you,
Like never before, like never before.

Michelle said...

"Better Together" by Jack Johnson...best sweet family song EVER!!!!!

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Anonymous said...

Any of the songs from the Plumb CD. It has the 'safe in my arms" song and she wrote most of the songs, which are for her 2nd child. There are also some hymns, but it is wonderful!!

Erica Brokopp
www.brokoppbits.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I vote "Ordinary Miracle" by Sarah McLachlan!! It's beautiful.

Brianne

Katie said...

Bethany Dillon "All I Need"

Staci said...

WooHoo! Nobody has suggested mine yet... (except for me on another blog!) It's called "The Story" by Brandi Carlile. Based on music you've used before, I really think you will like it.

THE STORY (lyrics)
All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I've been
And how I got to where I am
But these stories don't mean anything
When you've got no one to tell them to
It's true...I was made for you

I climbed across the mountain tops
Swam all across the ocean blue
I crossed all the lines and I broke all the rules
But baby I broke them all for you
Because even when I was flat broke
You made me feel like a million bucks
Yeah you do and I was made for you

You see the smile that's on my mouth

Is hiding the words that don't come out
And all of my friends who think that I'm blessed
They don't know my head is a mess
No, they don't know who I really am
And they don't know what I've been through like you do
And I was made for you...

All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I've been
And how I got to where I am
But these stories don't mean anything
When you've got no one to tell them to
It's true...I was made for you

Oh yeah, it's true... I was made for you.

And the video so you can hear it for yourself...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq-ZmAYLeB8

Melissa P. said...

how about 'safe and sound' by matthew west? not sure if anyone has already mentioned it...i can't believe the number of comments you get on each post! amazing to think about all the people lifting your family up to the lord!

Beth said...

Wash Away (reprise) by Joe Purdy

Melissa said...

Ordinary Miracle by Sarah McLaughlin

Anonymous said...

I don't know if anyone has said this yet, but my dad sung to my when I was a baby (28 years ago) "Isn't she Lovely" by Stevie Wonder. I think that one would be a good one for Gweneth!!!

Kate Reed
Virginia Beach, VA

Anonymous said...

Here are the lyrics to "Ordinary Miracle"

It’s not that usual when everything is beautiful
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

The sky knows when its time to snow
You don’t need to teach a seed to grow
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

Life is like a gift they say
Wrapped up for you everyday
Open up and find a way
To give some of your own

Isn’t it remarkable?
Like every time a raindrop falls
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

Birds in winter have their fling
And always make it home by spring
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

When you wake up everyday
Please don’t throw your dreams away
Hold them close to your heart
Cause we are all a part
Of the ordinary miracle

Ordinary miracle
Do you want to see a miracle?

Its seems so exceptional
Things just work out after all
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

The sun comes up and shines so bright
It disappears again at night
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

It’s just another ordinary miracle today

Brandon and Mandy said...

As long as you'll accept songs sung by vegetables, I would like to recommend "Think of Me" by Junior Asparagus of Veggie Tales. It's on the "Junior's Bedtime Songs" CD and it's a sweet song, it's one of my sister's favorite songs to sing to her son.

Erin said...

I see the moon by Jim Brickman!

Good luck picking! I'm enjoying this contest because I'm getting ideas for my own slideshows too. :)

Anonymous said...

This Kind of Love by Sister Hazel

Anonymous said...

Al Martino - Daddy's Little Girl

You're the end of the rainbow, my pot of gold,
You're daddy's little girl to have and hold.
A precious gem is what you are,
You're mommy's bright and shining star.

You're the spirit of Christmas, my star on the tree,
You're the Easter bunny to mommy and me.
You're sugar you're spice, you're everything nice,
And you're daddy's little girl.

You're the end of the rainbow, my pot of gold,
You're daddy's little girl to have and hold.
A precious gem is what you are,
You're mommy's bright and shining star.

You're the treasure I cherish so sparkling and bright,
You were touched by the holy and beautiful light.
Like angels that sing a heavenly thing,
And you're daddy's little girl.

Anonymous said...

When I see you smile - Bad English

That song got me through many nights and days in the hospital with my youngest child. His smile was all I needed to get through, and I never realized how incomplete my life was until he was born. I think of the picture of Gwyneth looking at you without the vent or c-pap, the look of trust and sheer love is there in her eyes. It's a look every parent gets and can't live without once you have it. The same look you see in your and Trish's eyes when you look at that little sweetheart.

God has surely blessed you and Trisha with such a sweet angel to love you and be loved by you. Always remember He handpicked YOU to be parents to that beautiful and special girl.

Love and Prayers,

Mike, Jeni, Hannah, Megan and Jack

Candi said...

Believe by Suzie McNeil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aByA-svpXYw&feature=related

Beth said...

On the off chance that you choose my song, please don't post my handle / link. Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

YOU HAVE MY ATTENTION by COPELAND


"You have my attention
Like you’ve had all the while,
Since that first day when you made my heart smile,
With loving eyes and tired sighs that follow.
You have my attention
Like a shout through an empty sanctuary.
Speak but a whisper;
I’ll hear a sermon"

Lara said...

"Family" by Ryan Long
Album title is Waiting by the Window

myfourgirlseara said...

"Love"
Barbra Streisand

Anonymous said...

Isn't she lovely? Stevie Wonder

Anonymous said...

Hi! My name is Michaela, I'm 13 and live in AZ. I've been following your story ever since Gwyneth Rose was born and I love coming home and checking your blog to see what's up. Thanks so much for being a great example of God's love.
Amazing by Jenelle would be the perfect song for Gwyneth's 2 month B-day. I'm praying for you!

Pigsooie said...

A New Day by Celine Dion.
Please don't delete me just because it's Celine. The song is beautiful and reminds me of my precious babies and brings a tear to my eye whenever I hear it.

Anonymous said...

All-4-One Beautiful As You
I'll send you a facebook message. (Jennifer A.)
From the moment I saw you
From the moment I looked into your eyes
There was something about you I knew, I knew
That you were once in a lifetime
A treasure near impossible to find
And I know how lucky I am to have you

Cause I've seen rainbows that could take your breath away
The beauty of the setting sun, on any given day
And when it comes to shooting stars I have seen a few
But I've never seen anything as beautiful as you

I can't believe that I have you
I can't believe that you're here in my arms
I've been waiting a life time for you, for you
And I've dreamed about you
Pictured in my mind who I would see
But I never imagined just how beautiful you'd be

Cause I've seen rainbows that could take your breath away
(take your breath away)
The beauty of the setting sun, on any given day (any given day)
And when it comes to shooting stars I have seen a few
But I've never seen anything as beautiful as you

I've seen rainbows that could take your breath away
(take your breath away)
The beauty of the setting sun, on any given day
And when it comes to shooting stars I have seen a few
But I've never seen anything as beautiful
But I've never seen anything as beautiful as you

From the moment I saw you
From the moment I looked into your eyes

Donna said...

"Lullaby" by Dixie Chicks. I don't think this is country, I don't like country either. This is the sweetest song.

http://www.soundclick.com/lyrics/getLyrics.cfm?T_ID=T%20%208808507&A_ID=R%20%20%20833650

Kat said...

You Got It
Roy Orbison

Foster mama K said...

Janelle, Amazing.

http://www.onetruemedia.com/shared?p=20aa4e268869f88e8a79f8&skin_id=701&utm_source=otm&utm_medium=text_url

Bethany said...

"Promise of a Lifetime" by Kutless

http://youtube.com/watch?v=xhDh3QTyqKg

Carey said...

Dream Big, Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband

I love this song, in fact I named my blog after it. It's a touching message for my daughter who was born with a disability and whom I fully expect to beat all odds ... which she already is!

Dream Big - www.cbranam.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Well, I don't think anyone has suggested this one yet! And I know..because I think I have pretty much read every post! ( I am looking for good slideshow songs for my baby! And this has been really helpful!!) :o) Anyway... How about..

"If I Didn't Have You" from the Monsters Inc. Soundtrack-The Randy Newman Version

(itunes clip doesn't do it justice!)

Nic said...

This is my first time to post. I am so amazed by your story. I find myself checking your blog everyday and praying for you guys. I did think of a song! "Have you ever been in Love by Celine Dion" Prayers from Arkansas!!!

Anonymous said...

Nicolette Larson CD

Sleep, Baby, Sleep

The song is :

"The Moment I Saw You"

A very beautiful song, as is the whole CD and I would play this CD over & over when my 3 boys were born and would to rock them to sleep. Every now and then I'll play it in the car and they still sit quite and listen.

Anonymous said...

Wires by Athlete

Anonymous said...

How about Steven Curtis Chapman's "Fingerprints of God"? It's my favorite song to describe my 3 girls...just a sweet way to describe a special little one!

Anonymous said...

Calico Skies by Paul McCartney

Grace's Loyal Subjects said...

"Lullaby," by The Dixie Chicks. They aren't really Country, are they?!? :-)

Anonymous said...

"Small Enough" by Nichole Nordeman.

The whole idea of this song is that God is BIG enough to handle the mighty acts of the Bible--yet small enough to cover our needs.

P.S. Somebody else mentioned a great song called "Arms Wide Open" by Creed. They accidentally wrote "Arms With Open", and I wanted to let you know the real title, so it's easier for you to locate.

Maybe you can one day compile all of these songs into a very special soundtrack for your sweet girl.

Gwyneth, all of these songs were dedicated to you from people who love you--and many who haven't ever met you!

lynzei said...

"Bedtime Girl" by Ralph's World

jackie said...

Jesus Loves the Little Children

E :) said...

"Sea of Love" by Cat Power. It's perfect and lovely. It connects your love for Gwyneth and Tricia and your connection with the ocean.

ann said...

check out
'so close' by Jon McLaughlin (from the movie 'enchanted'

Anonymous said...

Amy Grant "Father's Eyes"

ann said...

check out 'So Close' by Jon McLaughlin
(from the movie 'Enchanted'

Angie said...

WOW! These are all great songs, I think so many of them would be perfect. However, my suggestion would be You Are My Sunshine. There are several different artist who have done it but a really sweet one is by Elizabeth Mitchell.
It is playing on my blog right now if you want to hear it.

www.amothersplace.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Blessed by Elton John......

Anonymous said...

I hope you dance by LeAnn Wolmac

Here are the lyrics:
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 by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give faith a 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 real and constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
(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 you'll give faith a 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 real and constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
I hope you dance
(Where those years have gone)

(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)

Tami Wyatt said...

"Love of My Life" by Carly Simon....

"From the moment I first saw you,
the second that you were born...I knew that you're the love of my life, quite simply, the love of my life"

It's perfect.

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HollyGee said...

I like Father and Daughter by Neil Simon but if you want a song that is a little faster there is always:

Ooh Child by The Five Stairsteps

Ooh-oo child, things are gonna get easier
Ooh-oo child, things'll get brighter
Ooh-oo child, things are gonna get easier
Ooh-oo child, things'll be brighter

Some day, yeah
We'll put it together and we'll get it all done
Some day
When your head is much lighter
Some day, yeah
We'll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun
Some day
When the world is much brighter

John & Michelle said...

My hubby says "kissed by a Rose" by Seal.

I suggest "Somewhere over the Rainbow" by Katherine McPhee. this is the song on our blog if you want to hear it!

Lifting you all in prayer daily and believing in miracles!!!

Cindi M said...

Nicolette Larson "Starlight, Starbright" which made me cry when thinking about my babies! Beautiful!

Just Me said...

How about "On the Day You Were Born" by Red Grammer from his Hello World CD. Also as of late his song "ABCs of You" makes me think of your wife. She is an amazing person!

secarden said...

Michael Buble - "Everything"

http://www.myspace.com/michaelbuble

mckennah said...

Elliana’s Song by Watermark
Baby woman, tiny in stature now
But your heart is a treasure
Little princess come follow behind me now
I am reaching for you
(chorus)
Elliana, God has answered my prayers
Elliana, God will conquer my fears
To mother a daughter, to look you in the eye
To know that I had everything, to walk with you in life
To give you to Jesus that He would impart
The wisdom that I’m longing for to mother your heart
Elliana, God has answered my prayers
There will be others to lead and to guide you girl
But only one you’ll call Mother, the honor is all mine
To show you what a woman’s like
I’m so glad you’re mine
(chorus)
Tenderness of God is twirling around
In our living room tonight
Lighten up your daddy’s eyes
And know that he just wants to freeze you in time
(chorus)

Trisha said...

I like "In My Daughter's Eyes" by Martina McBride. Makes me feel like I own the whole world to have someone look up to me like my little child does! Hope you find the perfect song for your perfect little angel!!

PammyT said...

oh-oh- pick mine! the perfect song is "Sweet Baby" by Michelle Featherstone! such a sweet song! and could be used for both your girls!


http://www.myspace.com/michellefeatherstone

Anonymous said...

This one is sort of obscure, but I think it fits...
"On My Way" by Styx (it's a studio cut off the "Return to Paradise live CD set)...I'm pretty certain that the lyrics are available on the web..."On my way, don't know to where but I'm gonna get there, On my way, look at the world with my brand new eyes"...

Janet said...

"I Knew I Loved You" by Savage Garden

Anonymous said...

Hey, how about "Butterfly Kisses"? :)

Unknown said...

Held by Natalie Grant

Jill said...

The Promise by Tracy Chapman. It is unusual to find a song by her that fits, but it was so perfect when waiting for my son to come home from Guatemala. I just love it.

Praying for you and Trisha... and your baby girl.

Anonymous said...

I put together a dvd of my children growing up with this song in the background. Everytime I watch it I get tears in my eyes. The song just reminds me of them children growing up, my own little garden. The song was on the Peter, Paul and Mommy Too cd. I hope you can find it so you can listen to it.
GARDEN SONG
(David Mallett)
Peter, Paul, & Mary

Chorus:
Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow
All it takes is a rake and a hoe and a piece of fertile ground
Inch by inch, row by row Someone bless these seeds I sow
Someone warm them from below
Til the rain comes tumbling down

Pullin' weeds and pickin' stones,
we are made of dreams and bones
I feel the need to grow my own cause the time is close at hand
Grain for grain, sun and rain I'll find my way in nature's chain
Tune my body and my brain to the music of the land

Chorus

Plant your rows straight and long,
Temper them with prayer and song
Mother earth will keep you strong if you give her love and care
An old crow watching hungrily from his perch in yonder tree
In my garden I'm as free as that feathered thief up there

Chorus

Ronnie, mom of two grown children

Anonymous said...

Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield. One of my all time favorites

Steve & Amy said...

"Welcome"
By Phil Collins from the Brother Bear Soundtrack

The Embelliishers said...

I have no suggestions, but just wanted to see if you were reading all the comments to get down to me. I love you!
-Mom

Anonymous said...

From the Amy Grant Rock of Ages CD, I would suggest "Carry You".

Lay down your burden,
I will carry you,
I will carry you...
My child, my child

I can walk on water,
Calm a restless sea,
While you struggle on your own,
Call my name and I'll come
...

I don't listen to Amy Grant much but this particular song reminds me of just Who is in control of my life. What a saviour. I have to be willing to lay down my burdens.

Warmly from "S. Jersey"

Anonymous said...

We sang this the Sunday after Gweneth was born at church. The song title is Grow Lovely Rose and it is sung unacompanied with 4 part harmony, but it has a piano part. It was written by Gordon Young. I have a copy of it that I will mail to your Dad.

Grow lovely Rose, grow there for me
Thou art my true, my saving Tree
Sprung in the winter, mid winter's snow
blooming forever here below

Grow lovely Rose in Thee I see
All men's salvation, flowing free;
Hope of the helpless, friend of the weak
Thee O my Savior, help me to seek.

Now we poor men, from sin set free
praise thee forever, O may we be
ever more loving, gentle and kind
every more loveing, gentle and kind
every more loving, gentle, gentle gentle and kind.

Betty Jo Ross
Portsmouth VA

Zarna said...

Stand by skillet - if it's too heavy the original is by veggie tales but my 4 mth old rocks out to the skillet version and has done since she was about gywneths age

Kela said...

"Amazing" by Janelle. Love it!

Kela
paulandkela@sharptonfamily.com

Anonymous said...

"Held" by Natlie Grant

Iris

Anonymous said...

Daddy's Little Girl by Al Martino

You're the end of the rainbow, my pot of gold,
You're daddy's little girl to have and hold.
A precious gem is what you are,
You're mommy's bright and shining star.

You're the spirit of Christmas, my star on the tree,
You're the Easter bunny to mommy and me.
You're sugar you're spice, you're everything nice,
And you're daddy's little girl.

You're the end of the rainbow, my pot of gold,
You're daddy's little girl to have and hold.
A precious gem is what you are,
You're mommy's bright and shining star.

You're the treasure I cherish so sparkling and bright,
You were touched by the holy and beautiful light.
Like angels that sing a heavenly thing,
And you're daddy's little girl.

My Dad always sang this to me even on my wedding day. It's of an older era but I think the words still ring true. Good luck picking Nate and Tricia. I know the challenge was issued to us but you'll have alot to choose from!

Tara in NJ

Skimmie said...

"How Beautiful" sung by Twila Paris.

Anonymous said...

OK, so I'm waaaaaay late in posting, and my FIRST thought has already been suggested several times, but I have to say Amazing by Janelle. I used it behind Emily's cf fundraising montage last year and it still makes me cry. It is perfect for your Amazing little Gwyneth. Good luck choosing!

Tami in Wisconsin

Jenn said...

"I've Always Loved You"
by Third Day

Tricia prayed for Gwyneth and loved her long before she was ever born or conceived.

Some of the words...
"Greater love has not a man
Than the one who gives his life to prove
That he would do anything
And that's what I'm gonna do for you"

Tricia did that for her sweet little girl, Gwyneth.

Rick Lawrenson said...

"Incarnacion" by Nacho Libre.

Anonymous said...

Father and Daughter by Paul Simon, it's beautiful!

mE and pQ said...

"Baby Close Your Eyes" by Celine Dion- It's a beautiful lullaby:

sun is creeping down
behind the hill
everything is calm
everything is still
so baby close your eyes
and rest your weary mind
let me hold you close
I'll sing you this lullaby
let your worries go
you fall asleep
think of nothing more
memories will keep
your dreams will turn to gold
and you will wake and find
that you hold a smile all day
from this lullaby
maybe somewhere in the silence
you may wake and you're all alone
just call and I'll be there
even when I'm gone
each day will end
so I'll say good night
till we meet again
now baby close your eyes
and rest your weary mind
II'll let you know the joy you bring
every time you hear me sing
you this lullaby

CEO C said...

Sweet Sweet Baby by Michelle Featherstone - Great Song! Here is a link so you don't have to search :)

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=133279

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Karoline with a K said...

Matthew West's "Safe and Sound"
It is an amazing song and fits very well with your family :)

(PS I found your blog because my sis is a NICU nurse at Duke and told me about your blog)

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