I was sitting in Amanda and I's guest room, in our first apartment, when I got a call from one of my high school friends saying that our friend's mom had just passed away. We talked for a little while. I thanked him for letting me know and I hung up the phone. I then went and checked Facebook and saw that our friend had posted a message saying, "hug your mom today."
I was overcome with emotion when I picked up the guitar. It was evening, and the sky was painted with colors only a masterful creator could dream up. I stared out the window and started to write.
The song has since become more personal with the passing of my grandmother and, in a way, I appreciate it that much more.
Nick, I hope this does you proud man and I hope it honors your mom well.
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