Thank you for the song for Elijah, We listen to it often and remember Eli a little more when we hear the lyrics.
I am sorry that Eli never got to hear it, He loves it I am sure.
He passed the weekend before the song arrived.
It has been 5 years since loosing you Eli, I love and cherish your song even more now. Lil Ricky asks to hear it all the time.
Thank you Songs of Love, what you do for our kids is GREAT.
My daughter received a song when she was in the hospital shortly after receiving a new liver. The song came at the perfect time. It had been a hard day for her (only 4 at the time) and hearing her name and the things she loved to do in a song brought one of the few smiles that day. We listened to it all the time while we were in the hospital and when we returned home 5 weeks later. It still brings a smile (and tears) to my face when it comes up on my ipod. They say laughter is the best medicine, but a personal song written just for your child will do much more.
My daughter was blessed with a song from this wonderfully charitable foundation! She was 13 at the time she received her CD. She is now 18 and still has the CD. She occasionally listens to it and when she does, it still lights up her face. With her condition, music is a saving grace!! I was only hoping there was an option (above) for a 10 star rating!! Thank you John for everything you do!
The volunteer songwriters are caring, responsive and good listeners. My son loves his song! It is a lovely testament to who he is and great for sharing with those who love him.
My son Michael was dying of Liver and Lung Cancer and we submitted a song for him. He was 2 years old at the time we received his song. I love the song and he said that is my name in this song mom. My Mom heard it and was crying. It really touch our family. We were going through so much at that time that we just needed something to lift our spirits. Our story did not have a sad ending, even tho Michael was given less than 5% chance to live, a miracle happen and he survived and still listens to his song today. Thanks Song of Love.
When our son Adrain was 2 1/2 he was diagnosed with leukemia. We spent a grueling year in the hospital and it was a very frightening experience for him- people poking needles into his skin, wearing masks and gloves, waking up with a central line sticking out of his chest, noisy machines, bright lights, painful eye drops every four hours. He wasn't old enough to understand how these scary and painful experiences were going to ultimately save his life. Before a surgery one of the nurses noticed the powerful effect that music had to calm him and she made a referral for Adrain to have his own song written through the Songs of Love Foundation. The songwriter called me to make sure that his information was accurate and the song he wrote fit our little guy's warm, happy personality perfectly. Music heals, it lifts the spirits and brightens dark scary days. To have a song written to speak directly to our son who has gone through so much means more than any words could ever say. Adrain's song really is a Song of Love.
You wrote a WONDERFUL song for my daughter, during a very scary medical crisis in our lives. We are blessed to have her with us and continue to celebrate each day together. Your Song of Love made a world of difference for my then, 2 y/o child. Today she is 8y/o, and she still dances and sings to her song of love when she needs a lift, (with a smile from ear to ear. ) Thanks you SONGS of LOVE. You made our girl VERY HAPPY!
This organization is awesome! I filled out a piece of paper about my son and some of his favorite things, and within a few weeks we received a CD with a song composed specifically for him. It is amazing and he loves listening to it! It's not one of those cheesy "insert name here" songs. It was actually composed for him. It's just awesome! Thanks Songs of Love! You rock!
The Songs of Love CD that we received during a very long and difficult hospital stay with our son was such an amazing gift. We are now 7 years past the time when we received our song, and now all of our children happily sing "the Spencer song". Sickness and long term hospital stays are not ever pleasant, but with our gift of this song we have fond memories of the smiles and giggles it has brought through all these years! Songs of Love is an amazing gift for anyone who is fortunate enough to receive one!
Our son Jacob was born with many medical problems and a short life expectancy. He beat the odds and although he has had many trials, he has lived a beautiful life. Five years ago he faced more complications and we were told he had only weeks to live. A friend told us about Songs of Love and we contacted them and shared Jacob's story. They put a rush on our request for a song and within a couple of weeks received a beautiful song about Jacob and the joy he brings our family. Every time we listen to the song, we are overwhelmed. Music is heart healing. We expected this song to help us as we grieved but because of Jacobs fighting spirit, he is still with us five years later. His song is a celebration to us, reminding us about what really matters and that we are still here together. Someday we know that his song will also help to heal our hearts when we are missing him. We have encouraged other families facing similar circumstances to contact Songs of Love and each of them have been so blessed too.
We are so grateful to Songs of Love. They made an amazing song for
our daughter! They created the song which she LOVED! Our daughter
has a life threatening disease and has been through so much pain and
suffering. Songs of Love made her smile by creating a song all about her
they brought hope and happiness to our family!
My son has a heart condition & we were told he wouldn't survive, so we were trying to come up with things that would always remind us of him. Songs of love helped with that goal. They made the best song, ever. I cried the first time I heard the song, & it still brings tears to my eyes today. They nailed every part of my sons life in this wonderful song. I could never thank them enough for the hard work & love they put into this.
My daughter was part of Make a wish and we were given the opportunity to receive a song from the Songs of Love Foundation. We sent in a short form about things my daughter likes to do, family members, Pets ect. We mailed it in and received her song a short time later. I let her open the envelope and play the song herself and her face expression while listening to it was priceless! She knew the song was made about her and really brightened her day. We are so grateful that someone spent the time writing and composing a song for us. We love it very much. Now we get to listen to it in the car everywhere we go..... on repeat.... . No matter the distance. But looking at her smiling, dancing and singing in the rear view makes it worth it. :)
We found out about Songs of Love through the children's hospital after our daughter's cancer diagnosis. We had fun filling out the simple form listing information about her, but didn't realize how meaningful and touching the song written for our daughter would be. Members of the organization even called to make sure they pronounced our daughter's friends' names correctly when they recorded the song. Songs of Love got everything right and we were crying tears of joy when we first heard the catchy song they wrote for our daughter. We listen to it at least once a day and have added it to our favorite songs playlist.
Songs of Love is a great foundation and very easy to work with. The form we had to fill out was simple, the songwriter even called us to make sure he had all of my daughters information correct before he wrote the song. My daughter absolutely loves her song and likes to sing and dance along to it. We have had it for 4 years now and it is still one of her favorite songs. Great organization!
Songs of Love Foundation made my baby son happy every time he would listen to his song. It was sure to cheer him up even when he was really sick. I would listen to it with him and the whole family lived to sing Daniel's song.
This is such an extra special way for a child to feel loved. When my daughter, who has many special needs, heard her song for the first time her eyes lit up. Even though she can't speak, her smile spoke volumes. We got her cd almost 5 years and we still listen to it regularly.
Truly an inspiration for us when our son, age 4 was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma. The song they created still brings a smile to my face even when what we were experiencing was so incredibly difficult. The song captured everything about Austin's life at the time. The quality was professional and the song is engaging. I used this song as the background music for his "story". . . . . .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7YgDF5Cqhk.
this is the greatest organization ever. Songs of love brings hope and joy to our kids with special needs. Both of my kids have special needs, and having a song specially created for them has being the best gift they can get. Not only they dance and feel special, but they know they are appreciated and loved, just the way they are. Songs of love puts those feeling in words and music for them and every child they serve.
I have a 3 year old who is undergoing treatment for stage 4 cancer and requested a song for him. He was so excited when it came in the mail and even more excited when he heard it. We have listened to it over and over again. He loves hearing his name in the song and all the things about him in it. It was very personal and unique!