For some 25 years or so, my niece Deborah had asked me if
I might ever write a song for her or about her. I always answered that she might not be happy with a song that puts
her personal life and our relationship on display for everyone to hear. Songs have to be about something ... usually
very personal ... and who knows what that might be?
When I learned of her engagement, I knew this was the time.
had about ten months to work on it, and I started fairly early on ... Yet it turns out I did not write a song for her.
I wrote one for her fiance, Adam. I made that a little funny twist ... after only an hour or two officially in the family,
he gets a song and she doesn't ... but, of course, this song was certainly for her too. When I began to write it, I
thought 'What do I want to say?' The answer came quickly: I wanted to tell Adam how lucky he was to marry her,
and even luckier to get her family in the deal. And I wanted him to know that we love her, support her, and will always
be there for her.
And I wanted to say to him:
you say "I do" ...
I Hope You Do.