Sunday’s Song: Not a day goes by we don’t grow

Skylar_NanaToday is a special day! It is the day we celebrate my granddaughter, Skylar.  She has been a gift from the moment we first learned she was joining us.  This year marks a significant milestone: She is now a teenager!  It’s one of those bittersweet times we mark in life because we really must now acknowledge the young lady that was also born on this day.  The picture of us is from this past summer when we both embarked together on our first time to ride a Segway! Such fun to still experience those moments of “new”!

Growing up is a gift.  Growing is always a gift.  Whether for ourselves or for those we love.

Reflecting on those thoughts, I was reminded of a song I heard a few years ago that is particularly meaningful to me by Tyler Stenson called “We Grow”.  The back story of this song is about his own journey as a musician and writer. As Tyler grew as an artist, that was reflected in his music. His level of mastery increased as well as his confidence and as he began to step more and more into his gift, his music also began to change.  And some folks had an opinion about that.  They didn’t want his music to change. But he knew that in truth, it had to change to be his music because he was changing.  This song is the result of that time in his life and career.  He declares that we are entitled to change because we grow.

And so today on Skylar’s birthday, the celebration is not just for what she has brought to us so far, it’s also about what she will bring to us and the world in the future.

A remarkable girl already – and her story is just beginning!

 

 

We Grow (tyler stenson © 2010)

I heard you say that you wish I stayed An older version of me — long before my change.

But, if we’re not growing we are staying the same,

So I will welcome the change and stretch myself day to day.

We’re entitled to change because we grow..

Like blown up balloons. Like the flare at the end of a spoon.

Like one note becoming a tune. Like the city lights in the darkening blue–

The change is gonna happen real slow But not a day goes by we don’t grow.

If a seed can grow into a tree And if that tree can grow leaves, I ask, how is that different than me?

Because we both breathe and we come from the dirt

And that’s where we will return when both of our seasons fade.

We’re entitled to change because we grow..

Like one into two. Like the eleventh hour turning to noon,

Then May slow fades into June,

Then you’re a grownup in your childhood room–

The change is gonna happen real slow But not a day goes by we don’t grow.

If we’re not growing, we are staying the same

So, I will welcome the change and stretch myself day to day.

We’re entitled to change because we grow..

Like a high tide caused by that moon. Like a flower knowing Spring is coming soon.

Like wings inside a cocoon, (Or anything else that is destine to bloom)–

Like our faith in the things we know to be true

The change is gonna happen real slow But not a day goes by we don’t grow.

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