All Products
  • All Products
  • Upc/Cat
  • Movies/Tv
  • Actor
  • Studio
  • Title
  • Music
  • Album
  • Artist
  • Artist (Lp Only)
  • Label
  • Song
  • Classical
  • Album
  • Person
  • Work
Advanced Search
Current cart in use:
SHOPPING CART
Shopping Cart ( items)
Title Qty
your cart is empty
Checkout

Explore

In Stock

Genre

Format

Artists

Actors

Specialty

Rated

Label

Decades

Explore

In Stock

Genre

Format

Artists

Actors

Specialty

Rated

Studio

Decades

Color

Explore

In Stock

Genre

Format

Artists

Actors

Specialty

Rated

Label

Decades

With Love & Appreciation (When a Loved One Dies)

With Love & Appreciation (When a Loved One Dies)

[CD]

~ Kevin McLaughlin & Karen

Add to cart
CD 
List Price: $22.98
Price: $16.34
You Save: $6.64 (29%)

Product Notes

There is no greater bond than the love between an infant and the mother and father who care for the child. I was fortunate to carry that deep love throughout my life by becoming a close friend with my mother as an adult. During a phone call in the 89th year of her life, she told me she had only a few months left in her body, and I traveled to where she was living to spend time with her. At the end of my visit, I said goodbye, thought better of it and said, 'au revoir' - and as I turned away to go, a grief bigger than any I had ever known swept through me. I began to feel the depth of my love for her and how much I would miss our friendship. I wrote poetry all the way home to express my feelings. When I arrived home, I discovered that I had written two complete lyrics which I wrote music for, recorded and sent to my mother. I found that writing songs helped me to accept that she would be gone, to prepare myself to be loving and positive and go on with my life. The first four songs were written to her while she was alive, then I recorded her reading the farewell letter she wrote to friends and family. The next two songs were written when she was alive but mostly unconscious, then two more were written the week after her death. My wife, Karen, wrote the lyrics to the next song, and the last song is a poem she had read at her service, which I put to music. The writing started four months before her death and the recording process went on for the ten months after her passing. I feel my mother's love and presence every day; this album is a touchstone and tribute to the love she and I shared. As Joseph Campbell once said, 'We are not here until we can say yea to it all.'

You May Also Like




Page 1 of

    Details

    Artist: Kevin McLaughlin & Karen
    Title: With Love & Appreciation (When a Loved One Dies)
    Genre: Folk
    Release Date: 4/28/2009
    Label: CD Baby
    Product Type: CD
    Catalog #: 5637362555
    UPC: 700261267531
    Item #: SRD126753
    This product is a special order

    Credits