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

573 comments:

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Rose said...

The nearness of you by Norah Jones
Love that song!! but it might be better maybe for you and Tricia. Check in on you guys daily!! Prayers coming your way!!

Anonymous said...

Godsend, DC Talk

I used it for my daughter's video and everyone loved it. You can see it on my oldest daughter's caringbridge site under the Links section. There's also a CF video for our Louisville, KY CF patients to be used for fundraising. A video I made for my oldest daughter who has CF is also on the site. It was a great song too.

Margaret Payne
www.caringbridge.org/visit/meganpayne

jamiecasiano said...

I never comment on your blog, but I believe that God has amazing things in store for your family. When I saw that you were having a contest for songs, this one came to mind: "China Roses" by Enya

Anonymous said...

"(Everything I do) I do it for you"
Bryan Adams...What ever song you guys pick i'm sure it will be perfect for you little girl.
Thank you.

Heather Christine said...

Song title "I want to live" sung by John Dever. I know you said no country, however it is an awesome (non country sounding) song.

Bella and her Mama said...

Both of my suggestions are Ryan Long songs.
Snow White or Rebecca's Lullaby
check out www.ryanlong.com or his stuff is on itunes

Anonymous said...

"After the Fire" by Amy Grant is a beautiful and poignant song...

Anonymous said...

'dont wanna miss a thing'
AEROSMITH

susan said...

Dar Williams' "The One Who Knows," from her album "The Beauty of the Rain." Lyrics at
http://tinyurl.com/22bof5

Julie said...

"Amazing" by Janelle

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Lesley said...

How Can I Keep From Singing by Chris Tomlin

Jessica said...

"Alive in Love" by The Swift

Jen in Al said...

All through the night by edward jones. it is a welsh classic lullaby. i love The Little Series version of it off their album Dream a Little. i found it on iTunes.
the words are so sweet! i sing it to my children.:) here is a guitar version without vocals: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFo8b9DbcMM&feature=related Can't wait to see the video! Gwyneth is sooooo precious! :)jen in al

Anonymous said...

The song amazing by Janelle...i couldn't find it on google by that so i found it with an excerpt from the lyrics "you came like crashing thunder breaking through these walls of stone" or "youre so amazing you shine like a star, youre so amazing the beauty"

i'm still praying for you guys.

-Bobbi

Anonymous said...

When You Dream by BNL

~Heidi~mother to 5, 3 of mine have CF

raindropstop said...

I just thought of another one, which is far better than my last song idea!!! :)

When She Loved Me - Sarah McLachlan

Anonymous said...

'Godspeed' by Radney Foster. He wrote it for his son, as a lullaby for him while they were separated. It's just a pure, heartfelt song.

Wendy

Anonymous said...

He Knows my Name
Tommy Walker
1996
Doulos Pub.
Jeremiah 1:5

Praying for your girls,
Debbie Ellis

~Bev~ said...

How could I ask for more by Cindy morgan! Awesome Awesome song. My daughter Arwen was a preemei and I sang this song at her dedicatin ceremony.

Anonymous said...

WHAT!!?? No Country Music??? I am disappointed in your closed mindedness.


J/K!

Anonymous said...

A song for Gwenyth...


In My Daughter's Eyes

by: Martina Mcbride

In my daughter's eyes I am a hero
I am strong and wise and I know no fear
But the truth is plain to see
She was sent to rescue me
I see who I want to 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'm weak
I find reason to believe
In my daughter's eyes

And when she wraps her hand around my finger
Oh it puts a smile in my heart
Everything becomes a little clearer
I realize what life is all about

It's hangin' on when your heart
Is 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
And what we'll be
And though she'll grow and someday 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...

Feel - feel - feel -

I feel so real
I feel so real

I feel so real and I owe it all to you.

Oh
I feel so nice with you here by my side.
If I just do the best
that I can do it seems that's enough for you.
The little things mean so much
a smile or a joyful touch

That push that keeps me going strong to know that I belong

and I feel so real
I feel so real
. . .

Love is such a wonderful thing

the angels sing and freedom reigns

Freedom from the chains that hold us back from harmony.
I'm right here on my knees to thank you
for the air that I breath.
I thank you for the life that you have saved

That's why I've got to say:
Feel so real
I feel so real
. . .
Feel so real
feel so real
feel so real

Feel so real
feel so real
feel so real.

Audrey (CF UK)

Anonymous said...

PS That was Feel So Real by Steve Arrington xx

Anonymous said...

Isn't she lovely - Stevie Wonder
;)

David and Angela Estes said...

I'll be brief....don't know if you would want to use it now or another time, or at all.... :) Mark Harris - Find Your Wings. Good luck deciding, it'll be tough!!

Tamara M. said...

Racoon - Love you more

This is a dutch song, so you probably don't know it. But I can tell you, it's one of the most beautiful songs ever!!

You can watch it on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1I1FNZKaxA

If you want this song, and you can't find it, contact me.

greetings Tamara

Anonymous said...

better together by jack johnson

Anonymous said...

This Woman's Work by Kate Bush is awesome & beautiful. Not sure if it is what you are looking for but it is a great song to know.

Cyd

JEff said...

"Keep Singing" MercyMe, I sure hope my wife hasn't posted yet!

Bobbie said...

My Girl... The Temptations. lol

Anonymous said...

"No One Like You"
David Crowder Band

sarasusen said...

My vote for precious little Gwenyth is "Baby Mine" from the movie Dumbo. Sorry I don't know the name of the woman who sings it. But it's one of my favorites for anything to do with children! (I'm an amateur photographer with 4 kids ages 2yrs to 8yrs... *I* just got a digital Rebel for Christmas too.....)
So... pick mine! Pick mine!!

You guys Bless me so much!

Anonymous said...

My first and second chioces were already mentioned. But, I would like to agree with whoever mentioned my first choice of Return to Pooh Corner.

Christy Lockstein said...

Mama's Little Girl by Paul McCartney. My daughter's father played that the day I brought Molly home from the hospital and it still brings tears to my eyes.

Anonymous said...

"Dandelion" by Audioslave.

Sherrill said...

This might be a better option for another video of you and your lovely wife, but I think that 'Home' by Duncan Sheik is one of the prettiest, most loving songs around.

em said...

lenny kravitz's "kiss from a rose"!

in his MIGHTY love,
emily smoyer

Daniel Rudd said...

if you choose Jan's suggestion "Sweet Sweet Baby", I'll make sure you can get a complimentary license to use it

thanks for sharing your life in this way

daniel
redbeardmusic.com

Anonymous said...

Daniel - swaying the Judge? Tsk Tsk :-)

Mallory said...

"Fingerprints of God" by Steven Curtis Chapman

Ashley said...

Wind beneath my wings...by Bette Midler

Jenny said...

Ok, because this is country you don't even have to consider it for the "contest", but George Strait has an incredible new song out right now called "I Saw God Today." You don't have to choose it or even consider it, but if you get a free second, here's a link to listen. It's beautiful. http://countrymusic.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=countrymusic&cdn=entertainment&tm=8&gps=109_66_1436_729&f=10&su=p504.1.336.ip_&tt=2&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.umgnashville.com/artist/releases/release.aspx%3Fpid%3D1552%26aid%3D8

Daniel Rudd said...

After scrolling through more comments, in addition to lots of requests for Redbeard Music songs, I noticed that someone suggested Etta James' 'At Last', and think it would be a great choice.
If you do go with any of our artists at Redbeard Music, let us know and we'll be happy to get you that complimentary license.

And anonymous - point taken. :)
Have a great day!

- Daniel
www.RedbeardMusic.com

The Dalgo Family said...

Little Wonders by Rob Thomas

Anonymous said...

I love the song Cuppycake by Judianna Castle

Shannon said...

You certainly have no shortage of suggestions - and here is one more!

"Miracle" by Renee and Jeremy
http://www.reneeandjeremymusic.com/

I am a voyeur, I've never commented before, but I am a fellow CFer and a mom, too, so I have been following your story intently. Much love to you all.

Dawn said...
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Anonymous said...

How about something cheesy like I can't smile with out you...Barry Manilow.

Silent lurker from C3

Chad and Dana said...

Hi! This is my first comment but I have to suggest Steven Curtis Chapman's "I'll Take Care Of You"...it's precious as is your sweet girl.

I have been following your blog since the day before your daughters birth. Your story is addicting (I'm sure others on here would agree..which makes me think class action suit..hmmm :-) J/K...
Thank you for keeping us plugged in so that we can continue to pray and see what a mighty God we serve...don't break out in song now!
Dana
Oklahoma

Anonymous said...

I would suggest "Daddy's Little Girl" or "Butterfuly Kisses".

Who would have thought you would have so many responses.

Anonymous said...

"I am a Promise"
by the Gaithers

Anonymous said...

Song: In My Arms
Artist: Plumb

Sam Al-Bawab said...

How about "Amazing" by Chris Janz. I have to be honest and say that I heard this song on a Caringbridge website for Amazing Jacob. It is an amazing song (no pun intended), and I instantly thought of your beautiful daughter when I heard it again today.

If you would like to hear it go to the website http://www.faithfulfroggers.blogspot.com/ and click on the video.

I have never posted, but my prayers are with you and your family.
Alison AlBawab
Sylvania, Ohio

Unknown said...

"HOW YOU LIVE" POINT OF GRACE
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL SONG JUST LIKE GWENYTH ROSE!

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Unknown said...

Lullaby - by Shawn Mullins would be the most perfict most preshus song.

you guys are in my heart and in my thoughts.

Candi and Skeet said...

I can't believe I totally missed the first rule, here is a real suggestion.

Smile
Natalie Cole or Tony Bennett

Anonymous said...

"take care" by copeland.
it would fit for either of your girls. :]

Ann Kantola said...

Things we've handed down by Marc Cohn

Ann Kantola said...

Things we've handed down by Marc Cohn

Ann Kantola said...

Things we've handed down by Marc Cohn

MadMaude53 said...

I only made it through the last 200 suggestions... Several people suggested a song by the Dixie Chicks called "Lullaby". I'm not familiar with those lyrics, but I've always been particularly fond of Billy Joel's "Lullabye". I could never sing it to my kids when they were babies because I couldn't make it the whole way through the song without crying. Not only are the words beautiful, but the melody is so very pretty and soothing.. You should really love the reference to the boat on the emerald bay and rocking out on the ocean... :-)

PICK ME--PICK ME!!! (The words)

Goodnight, my angel
Time to close your 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
Wherever you may go
No matter where you are
I never will be far away

Goodnight, 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

Goodnight, my angel
Now it's time to dream
And dream how wonderful your life will be
Someday your child may cry
And if you sing this lullabye
Then in your heart
There will always be a part of me

Someday we'll all be gone
But lullabyes go on and on...
They never die
That's how you
And I
Will be

Here's a YouTube link to a live performance.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LraZEoRnkPc&feature=related

Still praying for you in Pennsylvania,
Marty Davis

Scott Lawrenson said...

How about "Hey baby, when do we eat?" by OBX artist Andy and the Beachbugs? Just kidding.
I'm not a huge fan, but Creeds Arms Wide Open?

Anonymous said...

I Saw God Today
by George Strait

Not sure if you conceder this country. I have heard it on both country and Christain radio stations

Anonymous said...

"Closer" by Better Than Ezra

And the morning light was breaking
slowly moving across the bed
he gets up without her waking
to the voices in his head

through the shadows in the hallway
to the room they painted blue
and on the inside he is frightened
at a loss for what to do

until he opens up his eyes
and the angels all look down

even closer than this life
closer than your faith
closer than the things that you hold dearly
and in vain
closer than this life
falling through again
giving more than anything
that you could hope to win

and he knows his life is changing
it's never easy letting go
for the first time you are mortal
as the child before you grows
and he wonders at the sight
of the joy that he has found

even closer than this life
closer than your faith
closer than the things that you hold dearly
and in vain
closer than this life
falling through again
giving more than anything
that you could hope to win

and what would you intend to find?
solitude? your peace of mind?
holding out for something less
than touching the hand of god?

even closer than this life
closer than this faith
closer than the things that you hold dearly
and in vain
closer than this life
falling through again
giving more than anything
that you could hope to win

closer than this life
closer finally
living for the only thing
you ever made complete
oh, for the one thing
that you both did perfectly

Anonymous said...

My vote would be for "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack. Some might call it country, but I don't think of it as a country song. I especially love the phrase "May you never take one single breath for granted..." It so fits for both of your girls!

~Louise in Iowa

Am I doing okay? said...

Daughter
by Loudon Wainwright III

CulyQFun said...

"Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman.
My husband loves this song and sings to our daughter all the time.

Anonymous said...

The Blessing - John Waller.
-Sara

Unknown said...

"Amazing" by Janelle. It's beautiful

Heather Nicole said...

not that you need another song, but my wedding photographer has a song that plays on her website that I thought you and Trisha might like to listen to together--like a song date. It's called "Something Very Fine".

http://stacyrichardsonphotography.com

It probably fits with you and Trisha a bit more, but both your girls are "Very Fine" indeed. Hallelujah!
Enjoy!
"You are wonderful! and beautiful!, how can it really be that one so very fine as you could love a boy like me? Oh, Hallelujah! That is something very fine!"

Amy said...

"You are the most beautiful" by Lenny Kravitz.

Kate said...

"Baby Girl" by Will Hoge. He's an indie artist out of Nashville. It's a very sweet song.

myspace.com/willhoge or willhoge.com

Anonymous said...

Your Song Elton John

SamuelnKari said...

ok i just burnt my lunch;) because i was catching up on the post from yesterday:) i suggest...Perfect Peace by Twila Paris. It is on her Bedtime prayers Cd. Our 10 month little girl listens to it every night. All of the songs are so precious.
Megan is clapping and cheering Gwyneth along

David said...

"Hallelujah"
-Jeff Buckley

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Tyffany said...

"Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman

TheBrantners said...

Susan the first commenter.. its "In My Arms" by plumb.

I vote that one too

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Love - The Afters.

Not exactly the same context, but it's still a beautiful song and seems fitting

Emily said...

I'll submit:
Jack Johnson, "Angel" (off his newest CD)

-Emily Haager (CA)

Laura said...

"We've been waiting for you"
by Carolyn Arends

off her "This much I understand" CD

Praying for you guys daily. At least 1,000 of your "hits" are mine!

Laura in Greenville, SC

Anonymous said...

I was a little hasty posting my suggestion. The only way When You Dream by BNL would work is if you changed some of the lyrics and sang it yourself. I had forgotten that the song has a vague reference to reincarnation in one of the lines, and I do not endorse that belief. Sorry about that.
Also, you would need to change some of the other words to make it for your daughter rather than for a son.
Heidi~mom to five, three of the five have CF

Happy Four said...

When God Made You - Newsong with Natalie Grant. I have it on my playlist on my blog at: http://grossmanfour.blogspot.com

It pertains to a relationship with a husband and wife, however, your precious G. Rose is a result of that. It would also be a BEAUTIFUL song to have on a slideshow about your lovely bride.

Praying for you!

Caroline Bell Grossman
Friend of Uncle Andy

Unknown said...

Song: Falling on My Knees
By: Dave Matsumura
Album: Kokua

You can search for "Kokua" in iTunes.

Enjoy!

Christine

Anonymous said...

About the song Wire according to Wikipeda.
Athlete's second album, Tourist, reached Number One in the UK Album Charts in its first week, following the huge success of single "Wires", the song was brought around when the lead singer's newborn baby was rushed to intensive care after a premature birth, which in 2006, won them the Ivor Novello Award for "Best Contemporary Song". This video on Youtube is about premies. My teenage son wanted me to let you know. He thought of you when he saw it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxqxSjJFxek&feature=related

ATHLETE LYRICS

"Wires"

You got wires, going in
You got wires, coming out of your skin
You got tears, making tracks
I got tears, that are scared of the facts

Running, down corridors through, automatic doors
Got to get to you, got to see this through
I see hope is here, in a plastic box
I've seen christmas lights, reflect in your eyes

You got wires, going in
You got wires, coming out of your skin
There's dry blood, on your wrist
Your dry blood on my fingertip

Running, down corridoors through, automatic doors
Got to get to you, got to see this through
First night of your life, curled up on your own
Looking at you now, you would never know

I see it in your eyes, I see it in your eyes
You'll be alright
I see it in your eyes, I see it in your eyes
You'll be alright
Alright
Running, down corridors through, automatic doors
Got to get to you, got to see this through
I see hope is here, in a plastic box
I've seen christmas lights, reflect in your eyes
down corridors, through automatic doors
Got to get to you, got to see this through
First night of your life, curled up on your own
Looking at you now, you would never know.

Jenni Stearns said...

I vote for "I could not ask for more" by Edwin McCain. It's got great lyrics, and the message is great!

Unknown said...

GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN
by: Cindy Lauper

Catherine said...

"She Was Watching" - Mark Schultz

Anonymous said...

Nate,
I felt led to share this song. I happened upon it on a photographer's website, I had to inquire. The artist is Staci Frenes, never heard of her or the song Looking at You. But her voice and song ministers.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=101451033
Stone's Throw Music myspace.

Click on Looking at you.

My Oh My
How can someone so beautiful
Be mine
When you smile that smile
Like a flower blooming in the garden of my life
Well you came to me like a sunrise in the sky
When I look at you my world just seems to shine

Heaven above is looking at you
You can make the angels smile
Until now I never knew love
But looking at you
I see what the hand of God can do
Looking at you


With eyes so bright
And the sweetest laughter I've ever known
Day and night
It is the joy to watch you as you grow
You came to me like a gentle healing rain
My soul revies at the mention of your name

Heaven above is looking at you
You can make the angels smile
Until now I never knew love
But looking at you '
I see what the hand of God can do.
Looking at you


I can wait a thousand lifetimes
for one glmpse of your smile
one look in your eyes.

Heaven above is looking at you

I love looking at you

May it minister to you Nate.

Kay said...

"You're My Everything" by Michael Buble

Kay Bevins
Church of the Outer Banks

Angela said...

This one might already be on here because I didn't read through the 493 suggestions you've recieved! I would suggest "Baby Mine" by Bette Midler

Ben said...

"For My Father" by Andy McKee. Search for him on YouTube and prepare to be amazed...Guaranteed not to have offensive language!!

Mandy said...

Don't know if anyone has suggested this one because there are too many here to check myself....but Phil Collins' "Groovy Kind of Love" would be perfect. I just love that song.

Mandy
GA
www.madelinegracehopking.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Lord (I dont Know) By News Boys

The lees

Andy Lawrenson said...

MIsha's entry:

Only Fools Rush In (?)
Elvis Presley (or one of his songs)
Since baby Rose was born on the king's birthday.

Andy Lawrenson said...

I also find it interesting that so many adults can't play by the rules....

Let me help break it down:
No country music = NO country music

One entry = One entry

Elephants and paper clips = something very weird.

Jenny D said...

I'm not sure if you want to use it now, but I love "Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman on his. I think it's quite the tear jerker for any dad, and mom to for that matter.

Tina said...

Worth it all
By Rita Springer.

Your family is so beautiful!!!!

TheRagan3 said...

ok I realize that this one is country and I KNOW you said no country - even if you don't choose it just read the words. I love this song and always think of my son when I hear it.



I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow,
and each road leads you where you wanna go,
and if you're faced with a choice, and you have to choose,
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.
And if one door opens to another door closed,
I hope you keep on walkin' till you find the window,
if it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile.
But more than anything, more than anything...

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
and while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

I hope you never look back, but you never forget,
all the ones who love you, in the place you left,

I hope you always forgive, and you never regret,and you help somebody every chance you get,
Oh, you find God's grace, in every mistake,
and always give more than you take.
But More than anything, yeah, more than anything...

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
and while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish. Yeah.

Anonymous said...

Hope I'm not too late

Always be Your Baby
By: Natalie Grant

You were my first love
Always there for me
You taught me how me to walk and how to dream
God gave me your eyes
But it was you who showed me how to see
Now I can stand on my own
But I know you'll never let go

I'll always be your baby
No matter how the years fly by
The way you loved me
Made me who I am in this world
I'm a woman now
Not a little girl
Wherever this life takes me
I'll always be your baby

You are my hero
And that will never change
You still can dry my tears with just your smile
The one I've leaned on
From my first steps
To walking down the aisle
Now there's another man in my life
[ Always Be Your Baby lyrics found on http://www.completealbumlyrics.com ]
But I know by the look in your eyes

I'll always be your baby
No matter how the years fly by
The way you loved me
Made me who I am in this world
I'm a woman now
Not a little girl
Wherever this life takes me
I'll always be your baby

Your faith, your love and all that you believe
Have come to be the strongest part of me

And I will always be your baby
No matter how the years fly by
The way you loved me
Made me who I am in this world
I'm a woman now
Not a little girl
Wherever this life takes me
I'll always be your baby

Sara S. from MI

Anonymous said...

I would agree, is has to be Cinderella, by Steven Curtis Chapman.
I happened to get to your site somehow and I have so enjoyed reading your love story and about your little one.
We also have a little girl in the NICU at Children's Hospital in WI. She was born 11/04/07 weighing in at 1 lb. 8 oz. She is recovering from a second surgery now and will hopefully be home Easter or shortly after. We will be praying for your girls.
Jodi

ElioraImmanuel said...

I think the perfect song would be Fingerprints of God by Steven Curtis Chapman

I can see the tears filling your eyes
And I know where theyre coming from
Theyre coming from a heart thats broken in two
By what you dont see
The person in the mirror
Doesnt look like the magazine
Oh but when I look at you its clear to me that

I can see the fingerprints of god
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of god
And I know its true
Youre a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And youre covered with the fingerprints of god

Never has there been and never again
Will there be another you
Fashioned by gods hand
And perfectly planned
To be just who you are
And what hes been creating
Since the first beat of your heart
Is a living breathing priceless work of art and

Just look at you
Youre a wonder in the making
Oh and gods not through no
In fact hes just getting started and

Shandelle said...

I was just wondering if there really IS a song about paper clips LOL!

All my choices are already taken.

Maureen said...

"You Are Loved" Josh Groban

Mandy said...

"I Could Not Ask for More" by Edwin McCain (there's also a version performed by Sara Evans, but I prefer Edwin McCain).

Praying daily for Jesus' hand to be upon you, your girls, your families, and the staff working with you.

annie :) said...

Baby Mine (a few versions, including the one in "Dumbo"

My Own Two Hands, Ben Harper (and on the Curious George Soundtrack)/ Jack Johnson.

Lullaby Jack Johnson/Curious George soundtrack

The Story by Brandi Carlile

Laurie B. said...

This is maybe the fourth (or so) vote for this one, so hopefully it might get a listen, but....Beautiful Girl by Randall Goodgame.

Nicksmom - offered to send you the song. It's a little hard to find a version online that you can hear.

Bobbie said...

My Girl The Temptations.

Chris said...

Wonder, by Natalie Merchant is a great song!

Jill in Raleigh said...

Jesus Loves Me

ushereinmp said...
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ushereinmp said...

Butterfly Kisses by Kenny Rogers
p.s. look at all the posts and there are still more to come woweee
parricia n.

Unknown said...

Miracle Drug....by U2

Linda said...

I think you should use the song "I Believe" by Elvis....it epitomizes Gwyneth's miraculous life.

Linda

Beth said...

I humbly submit "You are a Masterpiece" by Sandi Patti.
I am attaching a sound clip...hope you can hear it. Brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it!
http://sangandaan.net/ace
/spmstrpc.mp3

The Burgess Gang In Hot ol' AZ! said...

"I Knew I Loved You"
by Savage Garden

Linda said...

Eventhough this is by the Dixie Chicks....it's a great song...Lullaby....the main words are :How Long do you want to be loved....is forever enough.

Our Family! said...

My vote is: "Never Saw a Miracle," by Curtis Stigers.

Pam & Mike said...

Blossom or Secret O' Life
(both by James Taylor)

Pam & Mike said...

Blossom or Secret O' Life
(both by James Taylor)

Pam & Mike said...

Oops, I didn't read carefully enough! Sorry!
Blossom by James Taylor

Skimmie said...

"Every Breath You Take" by the Police.

Anonymous said...

Another vote for "Heaven" by Live.

Patty :) said...

"Amazing" by Janelle. This is from her album Livin' for Something.

Anonymous said...

Cinderella or Fingerprints of God- Steven Curtis Chapman

Becky Hiemstra said...

You're My Little Girl by Go Fish. Its a small MN accapella band but really good music.
Some words: "You're my little girl your the one that I created, no one in this word could ever be like you.. when your crying in the night, all you need to do is call me.. I'll be here for you.. cause your my little girl..."

Missy said...

Delurking to suggest "Something Beautiful" by Newsboys, for your beautiful baby girl.

Your family is constantly in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Chris Tomlin - Indescribable

Alison said...

"Never Alone" by Jim Brickman...this is the one you want! Trust me!

Anonymous said...

"The Horses" by Kenny Loggins

Christy said...

Sweet Pea by Amos Lee >:0)

Anonymous said...

Everything Glorious by David Crowder Band
"...
You make everything glorious
And I am Yours
What does that make me

My eyes are small but they have seen
The beauty of enormous things
Which leads me to believe
There's light enough to see that

You make everything glorious..."

Lily said...

Falling Even More in Love With You-By Creed!!!!

Audrey said...

Extraordinary-By Mandy Moore

Jennifer said...

Baby Girl by Will Hoge. It's on his CD "Blackbird on a Lonely Wire." Last song on the CD--should be on iTunes.

Even if you don't use it, every father with a daughter needs to hear this song. I promise you'll love it. :)

Ally said...

The Rose by either Westlife or Bette Midler. They are a bit different.

Sharon said...

Twila Paris Bedtime prayers...lullabies and peaceful worship
Song is "Your Whole Life Long"
I sung it to my son when he was in the NICU.

Tara said...

I did not read all 540 posts so this may have already been suggested ---
"Find Your Wings" - Mark Harris
Here are the words....

It's only for a moment you are mine to hold
The plans that heaven has for you
Will all too soon unfold
So many different prayers I'll pray
For all that you might do
But most of all I'll want to know
You're walking in the truth
And If I never told you
I want you to know
As I watch you grow

Chorus:
I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams
And that faith gives you the courage
To dare to do great things
I'm here for you whatever this life brings
So let my love give you roots
And help you find your wings

May passion be the wind
That leads you through your days
And may conviction keep you strong
Guide you on your way
May there be many moments
That make your life so sweet
Oh, but more than memories

Chorus:

It's not living if you don't reach for the sky
I'll have tears as you take off
But I'll cheer as you fly

Chorus

christine said...

Sometimes MIracles Hide by Bruce Carroll

A great song about the choice to give life.

Kellita said...

He's Always Been Faithful by Sara Groves

Morning by morning I wake up to find
the power and comfort of God's hand in mine.
Season by season I watch him amazed, in
awe of the mystery of his perfect ways

CHORUS:
All I have need of his hand will provide.
He's always been faithful to me

I can't remember a trial or a pain he did
not recycle to bring me gain. I can't
remember one single regret in serving
God only and trusting his hand

CHORUS

This is my anthem, this is my song, the
theme of the stories I've heard for so long.
God has been faithful, he will be again.
His loving compassion, it knows no end.

CHORUS

Anonymous said...

Sara Evans - I could not ask for more

Lyin here with you
Listenin to the rain
Smilin just to see
A smile upon your face

These are the moments
I thank God that I'm alive
These are the moments
I'll remembered all my life
I've found all I've waited for
And I could not ask for more

Lookin in your eyes
Seein all Ineed
Eerything you are
Is everything in me

These are the moments
I know heaven must exist
These are the moments
I know all I need this
I've found all I've waited for
And I could not ask for more

I could not ask for more then this time together
I could not ask for more then this time with you
Every prayer has been answered
Every dream has come true
Yeah, right here in this moment
Is right where I'm meant to be
Here with you, here with me

These are the moments
I thank God that I'm alive
These are the moments
I'll remembered all my life
I've found all I've waited for
And I could not ask for more

I could not ask for more then this time together
I could not ask for more then this time with you
Every prayer has been answered
Every dream has come true
Yeah,right here in this moment
Is right where I'm meant to be
Here with you, here with me

No, I could not ask for more then this love you gave me
Casue it's all I've waited for
And I could not ask for more
Nooo, yeah
No, I could not ask for more
Ahahaha, yeah

Amy E. said...

"Wonderful Angel" by Monk and Neagle

Wilhelmfamily said...

The perfect song played on my CD player today. It is by John Denver. No, it is not a country song! It is a beautiful song called "The Gift You Are" Here are the lyrics:

The Gift You Are

Imagine a month of Sundays
Each one a cloudy day
Imagine the moment the sun came shining through
Imagine that ray of sunshine as you

Remember your darkest hour
With dawn still far away
Remember the way that you longed for mornings light
And think of yourself as a candle in the night

Make believe this is the first day
Everything all brand new
Make believe that the sun is your own lucky star
And then understand the kind of gift you are

The gift you are
like the very first breath of spring
The gift you are
all the joy that love can bring
The gift you are
all of our dreams come true
The gift you are
the gift of you

You are the promise of all the ages
You are the Prodigal Son
You are the vision of prophets and sages
You are the only one

Dream of a bright tomorrow
Know that your dream will come true
Carry your dream in a sparkling crystal jar
Then you will know the kind of gift you are

The gift you are
like the very first breath of spring
The gift you are
all the joy that love can bring
The gift you are
all of our dreams come true
The gift you are
the gift of you

The gift you are
like the very first breath of springtime
The gift you are
all the joy that love can bring
The gift you are
all of our dreams come true - yes they do
The gift you are
the gift of you
The gift you are
the gift of you

Words and music by John Denver

A beautiful song. Perfect for you your little gift, Gwyneth.

Jodiferkay said...

Come and Listen (to what the Lord has done...) by David Crowder

God has truly done and is continuing to do amazing things in and through your family so to me, it fits perfectly for all of you!

Triplet Butterfly Wings said...

When you Love Someone by Bryan Adams. I love this song. It is in my memorial video of my triplets.

www.tripletbutterflywings.com

Hilary said...

I also think the song, "The Rose" by whatever artist. I really only know of the Bette Midler version.

I haven't commented in a while, but am never far away from this blog and am still praying.

God bless you and your family!

elizabeth said...

"Better Together" by Jack Johnson

In the Mix said...

Sorry if this has already been mentioned but a personal favorite of mine is "Grace" by U2

LEW said...

I am going to say "Soulshine" by the Allman Brothers.

The Hulfish Family said...

Your story is amazing and I check in every now and then to see how good God has been to your girls!
I vote for
"It's a Bid World" by Renee and Jeremy
They aren't very well known, but my daughter really likes their CD.
Angela Hulfish
NJ

Nicole said...

Oh my...I don't even know how you are going to even get a chance to read all of these!!! The great thing is that you will have many many months to use several of your choices!

I get the feeling that you guys are totally living this song out, I don't think that you would change anything about your journey...and I read about you everyday celebrating the miracle of the moment!

Miracle of the Moment by Steven Curtis Chapman

V1: It's time for letting go,
all of our "if only's" cuz we don't have a time machine.
And even if we did, would we really want to use it; would we really wanna go change everything.
Cuz we are who and where and what we are for now. And this is the only moment we can do anything about...

Chorus: So breathe it in and breathe it out, listen to your heartbeat, there's a wonder in the here and now; it's right there in front of you and I don't want you to miss the miracle of the moment.

V2: There's only one who knows, what's really out there waiting, to and all the moments yet to be. And all we need to know, is he's out there waiting, to him the future's history. He has given us a treasure called "right now" this is the only moment we can do anything about....

Michelle said...

"Somewhere over the Rainbow"
by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
It is one of my favorite versions of this song.

Unknown said...

Ordinary Miracle by Sarah McLachlan

Praying for you all without ceasing!

Emilee said...

I didnt go through and read all of the entries so it may be a duplicate, but in my daughters eyes by Martina McBride is a favorite of mine.

65redroses said...

I'm Yours by Jason Mraz

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=rIlCcU5FmfE&feature=related

check it out on youtube because I don't think it's on an album yet. upbeat and lovely!

Anonymous said...

Not sure if this is country, but the words are so sweet from a father about her daughter.
"I Loved Her First" by Heartland

D said...

My choice:

Apple of Your Daddy's Eye by Peter Cetera

UNC NICU RN

Unknown said...

I can only imagine-by Steven Curtis Chapman

HDietz said...

"When Your Mind's Made Up" Glenn Hansard & Marketa Irglova - This is one of my favorite's - and it gives me inspiration to keep plugging on.

Unknown said...

Fingerprints of God by Steven Curtis Chapman :)

Mama10EE said...

In My Daughter's Eyes by Martina McBride (I know she's a country artist but this song isn't "country" so don't rule it out until you've heard it! And let Tricia hear it. She'll LOVE it!)

Ashley said...

I was going to read through all the comments to see if it had been suggested, but since there are over 560, I'll just put it on here! Sufjan Stevens, Songs for Christmas Disc 1, #4-Lo! How a Rose E'er Blooming...just seemed appropriate!

Beth said...
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Beth said...

For Baby by John Denver, but the version by Peter Paul and Mary

Joyful Mom ~ Karla said...

I vote for "Fingerprints of God" by Steven Curtis Chapman. Whenever I hear it, it reminds me of our NICU experience and how good God was to bring us Matthew in the first place.

Blessings,
Karla

Kenzie said...

Nate-

Couldn't possibly read all the suggestions, but of course we love "New" by Bethany Dillon.

Praying for y'all!
Kenzie

Tamara said...

I suggest "You" by Jaci Velasquez. It is such a lovely song about the beautiful things that God has done:

"Who makes
The sun light up my shadows
When the darkness tries to follow me
Who makes
The air that brings me life
So I can breathe the love that's given to me

CHORUS:
You make everything good
Everything wonderful
You grace my days
And heaven fills my view
Let's forever sing
You make everything pure
Everything beautiful
You make me see the only thing that's true
It's you

Who makes
The waters of my sorrow part
And leads the gladness into my heart
Who makes
The rivers run that wash away
And clean my soul to make a new start

You hung the moon
You placed the stars that shine your love for me
I hope all that I do
Will show reflections of you"

drewsilla89 said...

kiss by a rose....seal

My2Girls said...

Of course.....

"Safe and Sound" by
Matthew West

Linda said...

Nate, I know time is about up but I can't get this song out of my mind. "Jesus Loves Me". Any arrangement would be fine. It's a precious children's song and would be so appropriate.

Anonymous said...

"the moment i saw you"
by nicolette larson

:)

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