week 37: good good father [+ happy father's day!]


You're a good good father
It's who you are, who you are, who you are
And I'm loved by you
It's who I am, who I am, who I am


You may have noticed that I didn't post a track yesterday, and well, the track was finished last night but I thought it would be nice to post it today instead, since today is Father's Day! And double points, today is my own father's birthday! So in the spirit of all this goodness, my dad and I recorded this track live last night! Recording live is always super fun for me, letting go of trying to make everything perfect and instead focusing on the emotion of building on each other's energy. So as you listen, I'd like to take this opportunity to talk about this man who is my dad.

My dad is invested. In me, in my projects, in my life, in my dreams. You want to be a photographer? Let's start looking at cameras. You want to be a singer? Here is all of my recording equipment, let's get to work. You want to be a geologist? Let's start...looking at rocks (this phase actually happened, I'm not making this up). He is my greatest supporter. He knows I like to figure things out for myself, but is always a text away with an answer and a heart emoji. He checks up on my bank account and reminds me when my balance is low, to which I always respond "Dad, please! I have a photoshoot literally tomorrow!"

In my energetic and boisterous family, my dad is quiet but not stoic. He has fostered in this house a financial/emotional/spiritual stability that allows me and my siblings to learn about ourselves and pursue our dreams without the fear of falling, knowing he will be there to pick us up again. I know this is something not everyone has, and I don't take it for granted! He has worked hard for my entire life to make sure we were and are well taken care of, and has set only the highest example for the men in my life! He is a gold mine of wisdom. He's taught me how to do long division, play by ear, record a song, run a business, pack a carry-on bag, and so many things through car rides, late night chats, chip diagrams at local restaurants, any way he can. I often joke that I got my personality from Mom, and my skillset from Dad!

I don't know what else I can say. My dad has given me a love of music, travel, math, business. I really don't tell you enough, Dad, but I love you. And of course, the love my father shows me gives me a glimpse of the love my heavenly Father has for me. Thank you, God, for such a great man and such a great example. It's a blessing to sing this worship song with him.

This week's track is Good Good Father
Vocals by myself + Franz
Guitar by Franz


ps. that photo is from last year's tough mudder, which was just about at this time! This year's is in a month, ahhhhhhhh!!!