“The Blessing” (sub-titled “On Eagle’s Wings”) is a beautiful example of the body of Christ working together to accomplish God’s plan.
The lyrics came to me one week-end during a stay at our mountain home. It was inspired by Shon’s life and Dr. John Trent’s message on “the blessing” (how parents can bless and empower their children). My husband, Tom, encouraged me to share the song.
Since I don’t write music, I prayed for a musician to help me. About a week later, Tom and I hosted a retreat at our mountain home, and I met a talented young man named David Shay. We discussed the song, and I liked his ideas, so we teamed up to create the version of the song that Shon will sing on the website. (I later shortened the song for radio).
Once that was complete, Tom and I took Shon to producer Don French and, with Shon’s voice teacher, Andy Boettner, coaching, Shon was recorded. We then added photos from Shon’s life to create the DVD for this website.
The most difficult part for me was deciding which memories to eliminate. How do you capture 30 years of life in less than 6 minutes? That was the challenge.
The Lord did, indeed, use Shon’s birth to bring about Tom and my salvations. We then led our children, Shon, Heather, and Kristy to the Lord. Through the Bible, and people like Dr. John Trent, Tom and I learned ways to bless our children. It is our prayer that this song, and Shon’s life, will bless and encourage you.