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How Can a Love be So Strong

Trying to keep it all afloat.

This song, which will feature on our upcoming album, is about parenthood, the deep love between a couple, the difficulties, the worries and the longing for one another and oneself once you become a parent but more importantly about the love for our children.

The chorus; “How can a love be so strong?” is in part, referring to the love between a couple and overcoming new challenges, (individually and together) and getting to know each other in this new role, it’s a new beginning. But it is more so about this overwhelming love (can’t stress the word “overwhelming” enough) you have for your children.

Nothing could have prepared me for this. No prenatal classes or advice from the older and wiser. I mean, I knew love, I know love, but not like this, it’s like a part of my physical being, my kids are an extension of me. I had never known this feeling until my first was born and since then it has grown and continues to grow everyday. I had always had an image of the type of mother I would be, but once I became a mother I was much more motherly than I had expected.

Some say that love divides, but I have to disagree, I think love grows and can continue to grow. I don’t believe there is a limit to it. I debated this with a student lately (I teach English as a foreign language) and I think he defined it nicely, in short he said; “Love grows but time divides”, there is only a certain amount of hours in a day and you make choices every minute of that day on how to use your time, this is not love though. Love obviously influences how you use your time, but it does not define it.

I remember being pregnant with my second child and wondering how it would be with two, if love really does divide, would there be room for two? What would it be like for my first born, what would it be like for my second? The reality surprised me, for the better, it turned out there was more than enough love to go around. It was like I had a particular place in my heart reserved for our second born, just as I had one waiting for our first when he was born.

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