Saturday, May 28, 2016


I was nervous to see you again after all this time
Mostly because I thought you'd changed
And really, you did.
There are parts of you that I don't know that are new
And I think there are still parts of you that I don't know that aren't knew at all.

But even with all the parts unknown to me,
You're still you.
And I could cry.

Because I thought for certain that "you" I knew was lost forever, or worse,
never there at all.

You seem happy, you seem healthy
you seem refreshed.
And I'm glad.

When you left I was angry,
But I prayed for you, I hoped you'd be alright.
And from what I can tell Your New Home is treating you well.

And it hurt, but if breaking off and starting new was what it took to take away your hurt
then I'm glad
and I'm grateful
to Your New Home.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Ice Below Us

I wrote to my missionary brother about this odd, and lovely flow of thought and articulation I'm having with my songs and he wrote back yesterday saying " I know you haven't really written any songs for a good while now (is it years now?). So maybe this is just God's Christmas gift to you :)"
I've been grateful, but after an unpleasant exchange and a general feeling of downward spiraling yesterday, it was exactly what I needed to hear to help me keep my head up because my Heavenly Father is always mindful me, and buoys me in ways that are specific to me and my struggles. So, in short, despite the hard turns and tumbles I'm feeling very grateful. 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Messages in Bottles

I've never finished this many songs in such a short amount of time, especially not one right after another, it's exciting. Mostly because lately I've felt like I'm in a creative rut, starting things to never finish them, and now it's all just flowing so freely that I can't help but feel grateful and relieved. 
All the songs I've posted are on #soundcloud and available for free download.