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More about Connie Stauffer:
I was raised in Thatcher, Utah, a small town west of Tremonton on the north end of the state. Home is where I enjoy being the most. If I leave, it is usually for something very important. To relax or to waste a few minutes, I gravitate to my piano. My favorite thing to do is to turn out the lights when I'm alone and play to my heart's content. This is one way I find ideas for music. Another place where I've gotten more than a few ideas is when I've been exercising, whether it's walking the trails of Alpine, or riding my road bike. I think about my life and the issues of the day while walking, and those moments frequently end with music rattling through my head. I have a husband, five children and twelve grandchildren - all of whom are the light of my life. I'd rather be with any one of them than just about anything. However, I do enjoy my solitude, which is probably why the hobby of writing music has been so appealing to me. My mother was my music teacher until she said I had outgrown her. I then took from a wonderful lady who helped shape me. Oh how I would love to have a sit-down visit with her. She probably knows me better than anyone, as she was there as I was in the process of becoming. I've been blessed with a husband who is the wind beneath my wings. He's made every possible sacrifice to encourage my music - whether just enjoying playing or writing. Were it not for his support, there is no way I could take it to the level where I can share it. The music on this site is music from my heart over the past 38+ years. It has been my solace through hard times and my joy through the good times. Much of it was "unsolicited" by me; it just came. Some of it has come through assignments or good people trusting me with their lyrics. All of it has been a miracle in my own eyes, as it was not something for which I was trained. My fingers somehow knew how to produce what was rattling through my head and by brute force it has found its way to paper. I hope you will enjoy it and let me know how you are using it. My website has much of what is here plus a lot of songs that do not fall into the "Sacred Music" genre. Feel free to visit it. I love suggestions and comments!
Song background:

This song was written after a most trying morning with my teenage daughter. She had always been such a sweet, easy-to-live-with daughter. This morning was tumultuous to say the least. I was stunned! As I went for my walk that morning, this melody started developing and by the time I returned from my walk, the song was complete enough that I committed it to paper. FYI - This daughter is probably one of my best friends now and is living the life with her own children that I had many years ago

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Lyrics: What's happened here? It was only yesterday <br/>I was your hero when out with your friends you'd play. <br/>Though life had trials, there was nothing bigger than a hug could mend. <br/>I feel like I've lost a dear friend. <br/>The years went fast. This change has caught me off my guard. <br/>I pray for strength to see us through. <br/>The day will come when friends again we'll be. <br/>The Spirit whispers patience is the key. <br/>Could it be that together we <br/>are being taught a lesson in humility, <br/>So that we might be mother's in a grander sphere. <br/>Help us pass the test while we are here. <br/> <br/>Adolescense, a loving Heav'nly Father's test in patience. <br/>Adolescence, though a test that seems unfair, <br/>testing us is why we're here. <br/>It won't be long and once again we'll see, <br/>we'll both be heroes, and friends again we'll be. <br/>There'll still be trials, but nothing bigger than we both can stand. <br/>We will have learned that patience is the key.
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