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Written for my mother's 80th birthday

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I had hope for every dream you had
I shed tears for when it all went bad
I celebrated every time you won
And when at last the day was done
I prayed for each and everyone
That God would smile on all you’ve done

I’ve seen joy and I’ve seen sorrow
In my children’s eyes, I can see tomorrow
Faith and hope and love these shall remain
I’ve kissed your soft cheek while you slept
I’ve held you in my arms and wept
And in my heart these things I’ve kept

Your light is the love I see
you are the world to me
you are my family

And when I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord your souls to keep
and that you’ll rise to greet a brand new day
that you’ll grow to be strong and true
and shine God’s light on all you do
that love will always see you thru

Your light is the love I see
you are the world to me
you are my family

Thru this struggle I have learned to live
In failing I’ve learned to forgive
in falling I have learned to rise again
I’ve watched you when things fell apart
I’ve watched you make a brand new start
I’ve loved you still with all my heart

Your light is the love I see
you are the world to me
you are my family

I’ve watched you fly, I’ve watched you fall
I’ve watched you dream dreams great and small
Thru the hardest times, thru the finest years
And looking back on these our days
With shining eyes and hearts ablaze
You’ve shown me in so many ways
That you are my family.
you are the world to me
you are my family

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from Counting Waves & others, released October 8, 2014
Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards - Ed VandenDool
Flute - Mate Szigeti
Bass - Jo VandenDool

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Ed VandenDool Brantford, Ontario

Ed VandenDool is a singer / songwriter from Southern Ontario Canada. His songs reflect a personal journey that has taken him around the world. He has performed in India, Israel and China as well as at Summer Festivals in Eastern Canada and in Canada's Arctic. His music is an intensely personal celebration of life, love and the wonders of the world. visit www.edvandendool.com ... more

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