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Kissing Like A Butterfly

Remember that song "Butterfly Kisses" by Bob Carlisle? Man, that one always tears me up. His new song is just about as powerful, but I tell ya, there are some emotions tied to the other song that run deep.

Back in my Fox days, I was in the newsroom and a receptionist and I were talking. It was just after my first daughter was born and she knew how crazy I was about her. Maybe it was in my eyes, but I just was so happy with that little baby, and I hated every day I had to got to work. Heck, when she was born I even took 3 weeks off to spend with her and the Mommy. Yeah, leaving was hard, but society doesn't think too much of a man putting family first.

Anyway, she asked me if I had ever heard the song "Butterfly Kisses." I said no, I wasn't familiar with that one. She said it was on Christian radio a lot. "Christian radio?" I thought, puh-lease, like I would be caught dead listening to that (Oh my, how things change). She told me the story about when she hears it she starts crying and thought of me; that it reminded her of me and how much I loved my new baby girl.

I thought, wow, that is so sweet. I didn't even think it showed. I was just being me, and me being crazy about that baby was just how I was. A nice thought, but I forgot about it.

It wasn't until about a year later, 1997 I think, that "Butterfly Kisses" was able to "breakthrough" to contemporary pop radio and I finally heard it. I was in the car and I nearly had to pull over. I was tearing up so much I could hardly see the road. Wow, I thought, there is a guy who feels exactly the same way I do.

It took a few more listens before I made the connection to what the receptionist had told me. Then it meant even more, that someone else could see how I felt made me feel like I was doing a good job and hey, I might actually be good at this dad thing. Well, the song STILL gets to me and I'm sure they will play it at her wedding reception, if not I may make sure they do. Oh dang it, I need a tissue....

Ok, better now. Ahhhh *sniffle* where was I? Oh yeah. My long winded point is that Bob has a new CD, a best of, with 3 new tracks. They debuted one of them this morning on KLOVE, the nationwide Christian radio network (see, I told you things change).

It was called "She's Beautiful." This one was about a father that is looking at his new baby girl in the hospital after a doctor had to tell him the unfortunate news that she is "less than perfect." Good thing I had parked the car when it came on. That guy still has the gift to get at my heart strings. It's not so much that he is a great singer, but the subject matter is powerful. Anyway, the CD is not out yet so don't go looking for it. Just give it your ear if it ever comes on the radio.

I guess I am just an old softie, lots of songs get to me now. Like "He's My Son" and "Why?" just to name a few.

Actually, I am not sure there is a point to this post. And it is kinda odd I chose Kymberlie's blog to post it, but there it is anyway. I don't make much sense most days, so what can I say.

Now, *sniffle*...why is the monitor so blurry today?

.: Posted April 24, 2002 08:20 AM in Daily Ramblings, ";print substr($entry_cats, 0, -2); ?> :.



I remember the first time I heard "Butterfly Kisses". I had the exact same reaction that you did. I have a feeling that the song probably has that same affect on many more people, as well - whether they admit to it or not.

I think it's wonderful that your feelings run that deep. It's not often that men find it so easy to open up and feel that deeply and then express it in such a forum. It's a welcome and nice change that's for sure.

Becoming a parent is the most wonderful and amazing thing in the world and it's something to be cherished forever. At least that's my opinion. And it's so amazing that Bob Carlisle can bring about that feeling in his songs. I can't wait to hear the new releases. Thanks for the heads up about it.

Oh yeah. One more song that ALWAYS makes me cry is "The Dance" by Garth Brooks. I danced with my father at my sister's second wedding to that one and cried on his shoulder the entire time. :sigh:

.: Lee said on April 24, 2002 09:02 PM :: link it :.

The first time I heard this song I was 13 and me and my dad were going out for dinner together for my 13th birthday. It was so special and it even made him cry because he had been wanting me to hear that song forever and I had got to be there when he heard it then. I think the song is absolutly beautiful and I will definetly play it at my wedding.

.: nicci said on March 19, 2004 03:40 PM :: link it :.

the first time i heard this song was at my cousins wedding and it was the father/daughter dance. my dad was sitting right next to me and said, " i suppose that you and me will do that one day." then ijust started to cry. i am 15 and i will with out a doubt, play that for my father/daughter dance.

.: cassandra said on April 11, 2005 08:48 PM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at April 24, 2002 08:20 AM to see this post.

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