God Wink

A Nashville man died today of Melanoma. His name was Todd Cerney. I never met him. But he changed my life.

Todd was a songwriter. Among others, he wrote a song called "I'll Still Be Loving You" which was recorded and released by Restless Heart in 1987. I was living in Washington D.C. at the time, and I knew nothing about country music. In fact, I had never listened to a country radio station.

But a local pop station started playing that song, and I was hooked. It became my favorite song. It still is right up there in my top ten.  I couldn't get enough of it. When I found out it was a "country" song, I started listening to the local country radio station up there. 

Time went by, and I ended up working at that country station, which was quite an experience.  I decided to move to Nashville. I did not know a soul here. Did not have a job.  But my heart steered me here and led me home.

My friends and family thought I was a little bit crazy, but I knew.

If I had not moved here, I would not have met my husband, Alan. He and our family are the love of my life. I also have the best possible job. It fills me with joy and purpose every day.  I have had so many life-altering experiences since moving to Nashville. I know I am exactly where I am supposed to be at this point in my life.

Todd Cerney sat down one day and wrote a song.

And changed my life. Which of course he never knew. 

When I read about his passing today, I felt a God Wink: a reminder from God: We change other people's lives every day. Maybe we are not meant to know it when it happens.  But on those days when we are feeling small, or forgotten by the universe, it's a powerful reminder that we are anything but.

Thank you, Todd Cerney.

"I'll Still Be Loving You" 

Changin my life... with your love
has been so easy for you
And I'm amazed
Every day
And I'll need you....

Till all the mountains are valleys
and every ocean is dry
My love.....

I'll be yours until the sun doesn't shine
Till time stands still
until the winds don't blow
When today is just a memory to me
I know.....
I'll still be loving 
I'll still be loving
You
I'll still be loving you

Never Before.. 
did I know
How loving someone could be
Now I can see
You and Me
For a lifetime

Until the last moon is rising
you'll see the love in my eyes
My Love....

I'll be yours until the sun doesn't shine
Till time stands still
until the winds don't blow
When today is just a memory to me
I know.....
I'll still be loving 
I'll still be loving
You

I'll be yours until the sun doesn't shine
Till time stands still
until the winds don't blow
When today is just a memory to me
I know.....
I'll still be loving 
I'll still be loving
You

 

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