Thursday, September 30, 2010

Come On Out Tonight!! Plus watch this video!!

Kristi Neumann and friends are hosting a benefit concert tonight in Nashville AT 3RD AND LINDSLEY AT 8PM, with all proceeds going toward land and water development in the Korah community. If you are a regular reader of this blog then you know how the community of Korah impacted all of us from our last mission trip. If you happened to miss that video and want to get a glimpse of what we are raising money for then CLICK HERE.

The amazing Kristi Neumann met with me for coffee not too long ago and told me she wrote a song and wants all the proceeds to go toward adoption grants. She wants this song to aid in helping bring waiting children home to their forever families. Let me tell you.....IT IS AWESOME!! All of you in adoption world are going to eat it up. Make sure you download it from itunes and tell all your friends. By downloading, you are bringing a child one step closer to HOME!! I put together this video showcasing her song. YOU HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT BELOW. Then come tonight and see her sing it live!!

Also, the amazing SHOOF, will be the opening act tonight!!! Why am I super excited about SHOOF? Well....because my son plays in this adorable teen band :) They are incredible!! Everyone come out and show your support tonight for all of the amazing artists who are so graciously donating their time for such a worthy cause.

Now enjoy this video showcasing the brand new release of "Cole's Lullaby". (Silence music at bottom of page, or CLICK HERE to go to the link)


Why did Kristi write this song? Let her tell you in her own words.....

"My best childhood friend had her first baby this year and he was three and a half months early. She lives in Portland and I live in Nashville. I didn't feel like there was anything I could do to help or to ease her pain, I felt useless being so far away. I thought about that little boy (Cole) so helpless in the NICU and my friend not being able to hold her little boy or to comfort him. So I wrote "Cole's Lullaby" for the family, I thought every child should have their own lullaby. I felt like the most important thing a child could know is that they are loved and always have a safe place to call home, no matter where they are. I was sitting at a restaurant finishing the lyrics to the song and my dear friend Ashli York met me to tell me about her recent mission trip to Ethiopia with Ordinary Hero. She told me her sister wanted to adopt one of the orphans from Ethiopia but that it was an expensive process to bring a child over to the United States. I instantly knew I was to record and donate the proceeds of the lullaby to this adoption, and adoptions in the future. I know I was meant to write that song for Cole (who just got to come home this month and is doing well), and now I hope that song raises lots of money so that other children can find a safe place to call home."

Lyrics to Cole's Song

It's the moon's turn to shine
So my dear we must say good night
Close your eyes and dream
And know your place is with me

Go to sleep little one
I'll be here in the morning
By your side to hold you when you wake
I'll be wishing time would fly
Begging that sun to rise
You know my darling I can't wait
I can't wait

I've never loved like this before
Because you are mine and I am yours
You have my heart, you can believe
I'll be right here tomorrow so rest at ease

Go to sleep little one
I'll be here in the morning
By your side to hold you when you wake
I'll be wishing time would fly
Begging that sun to rise
You know my darling I can't wait
I can't wait

And I'll always be your safe place to go
So my love you're never alone

Thank you, Kristi, for such an amazing song!!

2 comments:

  1. That was so beautiful!!! I love it! Thanks for sharing it!!

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  2. Hi Kelly,
    I follow your blog and love your non-profit, I can also be seen a lot of times wearing your adorable blue shirt. :)
    I am working with a non-profit, Perpetual Change, to help change lives in Ethiopia, you can check out the work we do on theperpetualchange.me We are currently working on a project for Christmas. We are taking donations in the month of October and opening an Etsy site from Nov. 15- Dec. 15, all money made will go to orphan need in ET and to build a much needed kitchen in one of the orphanages that we work with.
    Would you be willing to donate a shirt to our sale? Let me know if this is something you could do. Me email is cgladheim@gmail.com
    Thanks so much,
    Christy

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