14 years ago today was one of the happiest days of my life. It was a day that my life changed forever. For those of you who have children, you know exactly what I mean. I’m not trying to get all sappy here, but your life changes in so many ways when you accept the mantle of being a parent. I was so afraid I was going to screw up and break her, but miraculously she has survived this far, and I think she has an amazing future ahead of her.
I remember sitting in the hospital room after holding Allie and picking up my fiddle. This tune came to me, as I played my fiddle right there in the hospital room, thinking about that tender beautiful life that I just had a part in bringing into this world. Allie’s Lullaby is a very special tune to me. It has come in handy numerous times as a lullaby even as Allie got older. And, when she requested that I record it for my Fiddle Tune a Day on her birthday, how could I say no, really?