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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Abide with Me; ’Tis Eventide & Clair de Lune

I began working on this piece last fall shortly after my eighth grandchild, Tessa, was born.  I knew I wanted to mesh a hymn with Claude Debussy’s mysterious and beautiful Clair de Lune, but I wasn’t sure which one.  I skimmed through the hymnbook looking for something that matched the mood and meter, and Abide with Me; ’Tis Eventide jumped out — not exactly newborn material.  All the while as I combined these two pieces I was thinking about sweet baby Tessa.  I tried to keep it soft and delicate like a newborn, but this arrangement has spirit.  It wasn’t whispering to me, it was shouting, “Go big or go home.”    Speaking of big, at birth Tessa tipped the scale at 13 pounds 4 ounces.  Go big or go home is right!  Lisa, YOU are a rock star!!!   

I can’t wait to watch as Tessa’s personality unfolds.  Maybe she will play volleyball in college like her mama or she might be drawn to basketball like her dad.  I can just see her — bold and fearless!!  But for now she’s our sweet little cuddle bug.  When I hold her in my arms I feel the warmth of heaven sink deep into my bones.  Love you sweet Tessa girl!!!


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