My Mother Wears a Hat
I’ve wanted to write a Mother’s Day song for years. This would be fun for Primary children to perform on Mother’s Day. If you’re uncomfortable with “potty trainer” in church, it is easily changed to “entertainer”. We all know moms are potty trainers though. Moms tend to do it all and sometimes with one hand tied behind their back. This has been my experience as I watched my own mother, was a mother myself and watched in amazement at my own daughters in the thick of mothering. Of all the things they do, it is for naught if a child is not drawn to her mother while she’s busy doing.
My Mother wrote the lyrics for this song and gave them to me. Even though the copyright says 2001, I believe it was much earlier than then. We did a lot of collaborating back in the early days of my music compositions. She was my biggest fan. My Dad was all of the things this song says. He was awesome. He could make and fix anything.
Candle Light; Christmas Night
This was my Christmas gift to Jesus in 2009. I wanted to compose a Christmas song. This was the end result.
Our Christmas Tree
As I go through my music, I’m finding I’ve forgotten about a few and have no idea what prompted them. I’ve always wanted to write a children’s Christmas song. Here’s one.
A Dad Can Be a Kid’s Best Friend
This song was inspired shortly after my second marriage to the most amazing man I’ve ever known. He was the best friend my daughter had ever known. He was always there for her and her biggest fan. He had patience I had never seen before when it came to helping her with her homework. This love and patience continued as he was this same, consistent Dad as we added four more children to our family.
I had the best Grandma ever! A song in tribute to her was easy to do.
I Want to Serve a Mission
Can you have too many children’s songs about missionary work? That’s the thought that prompted this song.
My Dad was a cute Grandpa. He really like the little people in his life and he doted on them while they were little. His eyes would twinkle when he was with the grandkids. Hence, this song was born. I can do no wrong in my Grandpa’s eyes.He thinks I am terrific and he always has a prize.He plays with me. He talks with me.He even takes long walks with me.My Grandpa is a very special guy.
Happy, Healthy Spirits
When my oldest daughter was in Primary, she was asked to give a talk. Singing was her thing; not speaking. We wrote this song with the topic of the Word of Wisdom. She did great. This song was a flash in the pan and never sung again. I hope it gets a new life.
This song was written and sung in 1980 for the baptism of my oldest daughter. My parents had lots of grandchildren, and she was one of the oldest. It’s been heard a numerous baptisms through the years.