These past few days have been incredibly surreal. Knowing that Sweet Water Child~Lullabies for Getty was coming out on Tuesday, I really had to emotionally gear up. Acknowledging that people were going to buy it and bring it home to their families was such a wonderful feeling. I was hoping that everyone would embrace the album as much as we do, and I get the feeling it is. I will admit though, there is a track that is difficult for me and perhaps it always will. Heart of Trust is a doozie!
Emotional indeed, the words whip me up in a weepy tornado. I often look into Getty’s eyes and she responds with such loving eyes, perhaps in her way of telling me that she trusts me and the care I give her. Oh man I can’t tell you how wonderful of a feelings that is. And Alex in his talented storytelling ways had the ability to put that into words. So let’s just say I listen to that track when I am feeling super confident. 🙂
Ultimatley the album is just gorgeous, can I use that word to describe an album? Well I am now! Continued smoochies to Alex and Angela Dezen for such an amazing album!
I looked the other day at the iTunes page and found that it was not only #7 on the Children’s Chart but it was doing better than, and I am going to whisper this because if Getty’s hears, she may get upset. (In a whisper voice) Lullabies for Getty is beating Yo Gabba Gabba. I know right? Awesomeness! Sorry DJ Lance Rock. 🙁
I am really new to the blogging world. Stacey has helped me greatly in understanding how powerful the written word is and also what incredible opportunities can come when bloggers support a cause. I would like to list for you now every blogger that helped promote the album. Whether it was a wonderful post, showing an album badge on their site, a supportive tweet, hosting some album giveaways, everything has made a difference. In no particular order but in the same breath I am giving you all the same amount of squeezes and kisses.
The Suite Life of Lucy & Ethel
Uff Da Designs Emily will be donating 100% of the sales to the Getty Owl Foundation until April 10th
Isn’t this incredible? I have a feeling I missed some kind blogger and I apologize. If I find out that I missed some, I will acknowledge them as soon as I can.
Let me explain to you how important this is to me that you posted about the album, about Getty, and about SMA. As the last few days have unfolded, I have had a chance to see where people are going when they come to our GettyOwl blog. Yes, people naturally spend most of their time on the home page and learn about the album. But let me also tell where the 2nd most hits were coming from. “What is SMA?” , just typing that is making me cry with happiness. On Tuesday alone there were over 2,000 hits on that link. That is perhaps 2,000 more people that will learn about this horrible disease. That is possibly 2,000 more people that will then go and teach others about the disease. I don’t want anymore families to be crushed by this disease and diagnosis and all of you wonderful bloggers are possibly helping to minimize that, so thank you!
I can’t thank you all enough for helping spread awareness. That is priceless! You have a far greater reach with your audience than our little family could have ever done on our own. We are entirely grateful.
I am also aware that a lot of bloggers brought their readers with them and I want to welcome all of you to our family. I hope you stay and follow our journey. I hope you learn from our experiences. Some terrific and perhaps some scary but what I hope you also take away is that my family is really no different from most families. We love life, we love our daughter, and we certainly don’t take life for granted…………………………………………….. anymore. And we want what all SMA families want, a cure!
So I want to do a giveaway, I am so giddy about this! I want to give away five copies of Sweet Water Child~Lullabies for Getty! Okay so how do you win a copy?
Here are the options:
Please leave a comment on the blog.
~For more entries you can do the following:
-Post about it on Twitter and leave another comment letting me know you have done so.
-Post about it on Facebook and leave another comment letting me know you have done so.
-“Like” Lullabies for Getty on Twitter and leave me comment letting me know you have done so.
-“Like” Lullabies for Getty on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know you have done so.
So you really have 5 chances to enter to win a copy of an amazing album!
I will be using the Random Number Generator to choose the winners on Monday, April 11th.
Can’t wait to give these away!!!!!!
So here’s to Friday, hope it finds everyone well and fulfilled.
I have been listening to the album over and over. It is so beautiful!
Jenny, the Bloggess, who has 97.500 followers on twitter wrote this yesterday:
RT @lulbiesforgetty: @TheBloggess Our album of lullabies for charity is now up on iTunes! http://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=je6NUbpObpQ&mid=13508&u1=1jvxzg4rdahfh&murl=http%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Falbum%2Fsweet-water-child-lullabies%2Fid430623437 Will you please RT? Let’s knock out #SMA!
Would LOVE a copy!!
I would love to have a copy of this album – have heard nothing but good things.
I would love a copy!
I liked Lullabies for Getty on facebook!
Kate, Mark + Getty,
I had intended to write out the following poem and mail it to you, but actually I’m terrible at getting things into the mail (just ask Mark’s parents how often I send a Christmas card!)
I found this poem on a wall (a real, vertical wall) many, many years ago and copied it. There was no author named.
As it speaks about physical touch, I was not going to post it….I just kept thinking of it when you mentioned your cuddle times together, therefore my intent to mail it.
After reading this latest blog, I kept thinking how often people touch each other in an emotional or spiritual way and how, even though physical touch isn’t there, we have a physical reaction to these other types of touch.
So many people have been touched by, not only Gertty’s story, but by the knowledge that so many others care, so……
If we could hear and see
and yet not touch,
What would we know of the world-
Of gentle wind and cool water
Of friendship and love
of being close
Of being tickled and tickling back
of healing fingers and hands that bless?
more powerful than words
a sacrament – a holy sign between friends
I Liked it on Facebook and I’ve been spreading the word to my friends about your story and the album!
I would love a copy!
I would love a copy of the cd. You have a very beautiful little girl and I adore the gorgeous photography of her with mommy and daddy!
I like LFG on FB
I follow LFG on Twitter
This is so lovely.
I like LFG on FB.
I love the lullabies!!