Allow me to show you one of the men who has changed my life the most. @johnnyredbird is my brother and his love saved me from so much heart ache and prevented me from making so many bad decisions. His love healed me so that I could choose a husband that loves me so well.
For years he would come into my room and sing me to sleep and then sneak out once I had drifted off. And every time I visit home, he still comes over and sings me to sleep and then sneaks out and drives back to his house. I used to ask him to write me a song all of the time because I love his music so much. He always said he would as soon as he felt authentic inspiration. Years went by – waiting for that inspiration… I moved out to CA and he went to Thailand. While he was gone I got my heart completely broken. While he was gone he finally got hit with inspiration. Without knowing anything that was happening in my life he wrote the perfect song. When we both got back to CO, he recorded the song for me and held me while I sobbed in his arms listening to it. The whole song was written about how I would be loved extravagantly. “You’ll be loved like you always have dreamed. You’ll find your soul is not a typical thing. You’ll think to yourself, ‘Oh this is much too much for me!’ Don’t worry you will be loved.” And a few months later I fell in love and married @justinstumvoll, who has loved me in every way the song said he would. Johnny, you have been such a faithful, loving, consistent, giving, thoughtful man. I could say a million more things – and you know it because I do all the time. But mostly, thank you for being tangible love. The kind of love that transforms you and that heals you.
This is him singing that song to me again a few nights ago, serenading me to sleep.