A Video for “Family Man”

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Thanks to Trevor Little and the team at his church for putting this together. It’s beautiful. I watched it last night, then I showed it to my wife this morning and got all weepy. Our kids are at the grandparents’ house this week, which didn’t help. Thanks, Trevor!

As a singer-songwriter and recording artist, Andrew has released more than ten records over the past fifteen years. His music has earned him a reputation for writing songs that connect with his listeners in ways equally powerful, poetic, and intimate. He has also followed his gifts into the realm of publishing. His books include the four volumes of the award-winning Wingfeather Saga.


21 Comments

  1. Tony Heringer

    Barliman. Thanks for a great morning reminder of the awesome priveledge of being a “family man.”

  2. James Glass

    Wow! That was one awesome video. Great song too. The drawings were wonderful how they all fit in perfectly with the words of the song. Great work, I loved it.

  3. Jonah G.

    Awesome!!! The first time I heard this song, I was on the verge of welcoming my first child to the world . . . It is definitely one of my all time favorites by AP. It captures that transition to a father in a perfect, beautiful way. The video that Trevor made is amazing!! I love watching him sketch and create that transition on paper! Just beautiful!

  4. sevenmiles

    I wish I could say I was “weepy.” There was nothing weepy about my response; I cried. At a time where I am questioning my parenting skills and patience, that song and video struck me where I needed it most.

    “Lord, please remind me every moment of how you fill me up with love through my family. Let me be ever mindful that they are my first and foremost mission field. Let me fill them with the love you’ve given me. Holy Spirit, make me the husband and father God designed me to be. Amen.”

    Thanks to Trevor and his team for putting that together, and Andrew for sharing it with us. It touched me deeply.

    tim

  5. Jeff Cope

    Dang.

    Thanks folks for making me cry while at work! 😉

    We used this song for our wedding slideshow 5 years back, so the song alone has always had tremendous significance to my wife and I. Even moreso after our daughter was born.

    To see the song executed visually so well….well, there’s no words right now except: “thank you”

  6. erik

    our worship team played this song during our worship services last year over father’s day weekend. we had the church submit pictures of all the dads and their children for a slide show that we played during the tune. one family recently lost their father but still submitted pictures and they happened to sit in the front row that morning. both of the teenage girls WEPT during the entire song and it had to have been the most difficult times in my life to sing.

  7. Ron Block

    @ronblock

    I didn’t cry or anything, ’cause real men don’t ever do that.

    My family is out of town until the 9th. I’m staying busy going through the ridiculous amount of stuff in various places in the house. It’s kinda like dieting, only better, because the house’s weight loss is instantaneous.

    Uh, anyway, nice video and song and all. I guess I’ll get back to watchin’ the game.

  8. Mike

    As I sit in a hotel room wishing that I was with my family this really struck me. Now I have to wait another three days before I can give the ones that are closest to my heart a hug.

  9. joy c.

    Hey, thanks. It’s well worth the time you spent to draw and film it. Thank you for loving your child.

  10. Mike B

    I’ve got a daughter talking about taking our only granddaughter to live in Costa Rica. She’s single and they’ve lived with us since the baby was born. I’ve got another that’s entering her senior year and its looking like she’s going to Oklahoma to school. Its killing us. My baby boy is about to go into first grade. When all you’ve ever been is a “family man” it makes the heart mighty heavy to see ’em grow up.

    Man this is dang depressing.

    Great Video. I would buy the book for my girls if its ever printed (with AP’s words of course.)

  11. Tony Heringer

    This popped up in a weekly email I receive from the National Center For Fathering.

    http://www.fathers.com/content/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=591&Itemid=112

    If you are a dad and are not subscribed to this handy little email — comes out on Friday morning — I’d encourage you do to so. It always contains some great nuggets to help me think or re-think my approach to being a dad/husband. For dads of daughters, I’d recommend their father-daughter summit. A great event.

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