Occasionally my wonderful husband drops by my blog, so I'm praying he doesn't this time! I don't want him to see what his Fathers' Day gift will be this year!
Have you ever heard any of the music by the Serene & Pearl of the Above Rubies ministry? Let me just say I LOVE their music. It is wonderfully encouraging, quality music with beautiful melodies and lovely harmonies. It's generally a mellow, soft pop sound, and you will find their music playing in the background during any given afternoon in our home. I first purchased the mp3 download of their 'Best of...' album last year and have played it over and over. For Mothers' Day, the ministry was running a stellar special on their CD's so I finally got to add some variety to my collection. In fact, the CD's just arrived in the mail today, so it's like Christmas for me! Okay, back to the gift... One of the mp3's I had previously downloaded is entitled First Word, and is a sweet song from a daughter to her father. It is actually sung by Pearl's daughter Meadow, so it has that angelic, innocent sound of a young girl. You can view the lyrics and hear a sample here. Just scroll down to that song.
So, how does this all fit into a gift for my hubby? Well, I am planning to put together a photo slide show with pictures of my kids and their Daddy over the past 8 years, and set it to that song as the backdrop! Sweet, huh? I think he'll love it. If you would like to do something similar but you're not sure how, just google 'Add music to presentation with____________" and fill in your software in the blank (i.e. Open Office, Microsoft Power Point, etc). You'll get an assortment of forums and tutorials that show you the steps.
This is an inexpensive gift that is sure to be cherished and remembered far and above any neckties! And again, I cannot encourage you enough to treat yourself to the songs by Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett. They have brought me focus and comfort during those sometimes frazzling days of being a wife and mother.
Blessings to you and yours,
Hillary At Home