I began reminiscing about my younger years the other day and some of the great times I experienced growing up in Lakewood, New Jersey.
I played a lot of sports in school and excelled at baseball. But unbeknownst to many of my friends and teammates, I was a closet musician who wrote over 40 songs by my 18th birthday.
My mom, a great musician herself, tried to encourage me to develop the natural musical talent I was gifted with, but being the hard-headed kid I was, I chose to concentrate more on sports and writing stories.
My mom performed and recorded the song below months before she passed away from dementia. I wrote the song for my high school graduation in 1981. My mom played the composition at the graduation ceremony and one of my classmates sang the lyrics.
This was one of the last songs my mom recorded. I never knew she did so until after her passing.
I thought I would share it with everyone.
I miss you, mom! 🙂
Words and music by John Reizer (c) 1981
Production Begins April 23rd!
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Wow, beautiful song. Thank you for sharing this with us.
You are welcome, Glenn! 🙂
John, what a touching story! It must have been very heartwarming to have found this gift from your mother after her passing. And to think you wrote that lovely melody and piece of art!
Plus, your mom’s performance of the composition is beautiful. And in your words I could feel the sadness in your heart about leaving that portion of your life behind. It nearly brought me to tears! Because leaving any treasured moments of life behind brings sorrow. 😪
How proud your mom must have been of everything you had accomplished when she passed. Plus, I am sure she is still right here with you watching and celebrating everything you have done since! A mother’s love is everlasting! 💕
And it’s never really over!
Thanks, Lisa! 🙂
Great song Dr. Reizer. Thanks for sharing. I had no idea you were so musically talented. Also, thanks for sharing this story about your mother.
You are welcome, Sandy! Thanks so much for your kind words. 🙂