This week I have been thinking about my precious niece, Kyomi Culpepper. For the short four months I was blessed with knowing her, she taught me so much. Most important, Kyomi taught me the importance of unconditional love. When I held her, and touched that soft, full head of hair, and looked into her big dark brown eyes, I saw peace and what love really means. I was asked to prepare a song for her funeral, and after much soul searching, I chose “Slumber, my Darling” by Stephen Foster.
That song will always hold special meaning in my heart because of the memory attached to Kyomi. I have included this as the final song in my CD and have been preparing this week to record. It has been an emotional week, sorting out what I want the song to be. It is dedicated to dear Kyomi, who for a brief moment was here with us on this earth, but in that brief moment, taught us all so much.