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Grandbaby #5 gets a song of her own: “For Such a Time As This”

Jun 28, 2023 | Musings, new

New this time is a song for my most recent grandbaby. She was born nearly two years ago, and her song has been ready for nearly half that time. Then mortality happened, so it got set aside for a while. Now I’m pleased to get to celebrate this new little life. So, in her internet debut, here is Aerith Noel Wilson:

Ta daaaaa!  Oh, kids (and cats) and boxes. Why do we buy them toys when the packaging is much more fun? Amazon, please send one large, empty box. I promise not to return it.

Aerith is adorable and fun and funny and she was soooo worth waiting for. One of these days she will actually listen to her song, called “For Such a Time As This,” and when she does I hope she realizes how happy we are that she joined our family at just the right time.

Here’s a recording of the solo version, with vocals by Allyse Smith Taylor, with Rebecca Lord on viola:

The artwork, which may look a bit familiar, is by Natasha Nashadka. In digital publishing, you can’t reuse existing cover art. So Natasha graciously changed the color scheme, bless her!

The title and main thought of the song is, of course, based on Mordecai’s words to Esther:

“…who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Esther 4:14 KJV

Yes, there are a bazillion songs out there with that title, using that thought. That’s okay. This one is just for Aerith.

Aerith may never meet challenges that equal Esther’s, but it’s hard to find a better example for such times as these. Esther was brave, she was wise, and she was good–a strong woman of great faith, which is the kind of person I hope Aerith will grow to be.

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