Late to the Party!
How is it that I am the last person on earth to discover Mindy Gledhill and her beautiful voice? Have you heard her Anchor CD? Why, it is simply lovely. Truly. I bought it last week and I can’t get enough of it. Every song is meaningful and Mindy’s voice is nothing short of angelic.
The title song, Anchor, literally makes my heart squeeze. It completely captures how I feel about John.
“When all the world is spinning ‘round
Like a red balloon way up in the clouds
And my feet will not stay on the ground
You anchor me back down.”
Oh, and Hourglass? It makes me want to weep. I’m pretty sure it was written for her son, but I can’t help thinking about my own children who keep insisting on growing up.
“Little boy, when you speak
I can’t help but kiss your cheeks
I love the way you grab my hands
And tell me all about your plans
Rocket high, comets fly
You and I could take a ride
And fly away to Neverland
And give our best to Peter Pan
When you reach for the stars
Don’t forget who you are
And please don’t turn around and grow up way too fast
See the sand in my grasp
From the first to the last
Every grain becomes a memory of the past
Oh, life’s an hourglass
Life’s an hourglass
Story’s read, prayer is said
Close your eyes sleepyhead
While angels linger in your dreams
And hold you in their feathered wings
Just like you, I was small
Not that long ago at all.”
Oh, friends! You need to check out this album. It’s not too late: you can join the party, too!
Picture found on Mindy’s fabulous blog.