Our new single was written for Fr. Bob Hawkins retirement in June, 2018. We are thrilled to say that we were able to record an a cappella version with Emily, Caroline, Jacob and me, even if a fair amount of it was done long-distance! The title comes from one of his most-beloved homilies, which contains this story:
A family is spending the day at a beach on a small island. The young daughter spends much of the day searching intently, while her parents happily read and enjoy the surf. At the end of the day, the girl brings them each a perfect, gem-like stone, which clearly came from somewhere else on the island. The mother exclaims, "this is so beautiful! It must have taken you all day to find it!"
The girl responds, "the search was part of the gift."
I'm David Lauria, music teacher, performer, and songwriter. Once in a while, I'll tell you a little bit about my band.