Finally Home -The Story of Us
In 1981, I moved to Nashville, TN to be a songwriter. I was young, scared and unprepared. Within a year I left. For most of the next 3+ decades I put my guitar down and stopped writing music.
I remember deciding that I would pursue success in business and come back to my music one day. I have been very blessed professionally, having spent years encouraging people in dozens of countries to pursue their dreams and passions. I shared this message to more than 1,000,000 people from stages all over the world. In the back of my head and the bottom of my heart lived my own dream of writing music again.
In my mid-fifties my life changed dramatically. I met my soulmate and best friend; my wife, Roni. For the first time in my life I experienced what it was like to be loved deeply. Never before had I experienced a love so transformative.
I picked up my guitar one evening to write a song for Roni, to express just how radically she had changed my life. When I began, the words and music flowed effortlessly onto the paper, and ultimately became the first song on this CD, You Take My Breath Away. I played it for Roni when I proposed to her.
When I finished playing, she looked at me and said, "Why did you stop writing music?" I explained to her that this
was the first time, since leaving Nashville more than three decades ago, that I felt like my songs mattered to someone. She reminded me of a quote that I share with audiences during my speeches. She said, "Write while there's ink in your pen."
That reminder, along with her love, gave life to this CD, Finally Home - The Story of Us. I could not put my guitar down and I could not stop sharing my feelings through my music. These songs are a love letter to my wife, Roni. Each song is part of our beginning. The words and the music are a part of our story that I want to share with you.
I hope these songs have an impact on you and serve to reinforce the love you have for your soulmate. If you find it difficult to express your feelings, I hope these songs help you articulate what your heart wants to say. Most importantly, I pray that you, like me, are Finally Home.