This CD has been many years in the making. It represents my journey over the past five years as I've searched for myself, a wife, and God. HINDSIGHT and GROWING OLD were written by a broken hearted boy sick of dead end relationships praying that God would let the next girl be the one. YOU FOUND ME was written in faith as I prepared myself for whatever girl God had planned for my life. It wasn’t until I got engaged that I realized how true this song was. NOT BY CHANCE and CORRIE CORRIE were written to the woman I married and we recently celebrated our one year anniversary.
At the same time, God was near but I would still keep him at arm’s length. IN A YEAR, I'D RATHER YOU BE AN ENEMY, and I FIND IT EASIER were written when I wasn't sure about my future and knew that the way I was living could not last. I LET GO and FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU AGAIN was the shift my life needed to give God everything. It was amazing how that one act started the chain reaction that let Him turn everything around in my life. The last song, LOOK HOW FAR I'VE GONE, was written by a man who is finally happy with the direction his life is going and acceptance with the decisions he has made.
Thank you God for all your patience during these past few years and for all you’ve done in my life. Thanks to my family and friends for all their support and love. Lastly, thank you to my wife who has been with me the shortest amount of time but has changed my life in so many ways. I love you so mucha!
released July 24, 2012
All instruments and vocals by Stephan Ainley
Recorded with much help from Brian Russel, Willocraft Media
Mixed and mastered by Tommy Bozung, Audiochocolate Studio
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