A Mother's Day Present.... :-)

Hey everyone out there!! Getting ready to get on a plane to leave North America after both tours with Celtic Thunder and Lesley Pike have come to an end - and I must say I've loved every minute of them, but can't wait to get home and see my family - and, of course, Larry!! Now, I'm heading back home to get right back into writing for Byrne and Kelly's new album with Neil and also preparing for two extensive tours this summer! 
However, first of all, I thought I'd like to mark this Mother's Day with a special song that I recently heard and loved from Garth Brooks. The sentiment of an unborn child talking to God about his/her anxiety about going into the big bad world, but God reassuring that he/she is getting ready to meet the most amazing person they'll ever know on the Earth - their mother - is something that just got to my heart. On a personal level, my mother is the most amazing woman I've ever met and I dedicate this song to her and to all you mothers out there - you are our rocks, you mean the world to us.... 

Thanks for listening folks and chat to you soon...

Love, RK xx

12 comments

  • Sandra

    Sandra Cologne, Germany

    What a nice present for Mother's Day. Save travels back home. Maybe I get lucky and meet you when I'm walking around Northern Ireland next month :-)

    What a nice present for Mother's Day. Save travels back home. Maybe I get lucky and meet you when I'm walking around Northern Ireland next month :-)

  • Anne McKee

    Anne McKee Delaware, USA

    Ryan, This song is beautiful and thank you for adding the "Ryan Kelly" touch to make it even more special! The greatest joy in my life is being a mom to my 14 year old son Joseph, you met him on the cruise this past November at the cocktail reception and we shared about many things, but spent time talking about our dog Waldo - basset hound, and Larry. I'm looking forward to visiting Ireland, in early June, with my son, our first trip to Ireland and I'm sure not the last. Enjoy your time home and I will see you, Neil, Nicole and Peter in September! Blessings, Anne

    Ryan,
    This song is beautiful and thank you for adding the "Ryan Kelly" touch to make it even more special! The greatest joy in my life is being a mom to my 14 year old son Joseph, you met him on the cruise this past November at the cocktail reception and we shared about many things, but spent time talking about our dog Waldo - basset hound, and Larry. I'm looking forward to visiting Ireland, in early June, with my son, our first trip to Ireland and I'm sure not the last. Enjoy your time home and I will see you, Neil, Nicole and Peter in September!
    Blessings,
    Anne

  • Françoise Adolphe

    Françoise Adolphe La Puente, Californie

    Bonjour Mr. Kelly, Je ne suis pas une maman mais vous écoutant chanter cette chanson, çà m'a fait pleurer. Vous la chantez avec tant de passion et de tendresse. Merci. Bon retour chez vous et passez de merveilleux moments en compagnie de votre famille et sans oublié, votre petit bout de chou, Larry 😍. Que Dieu vous garde et vous protège ainsi que votre famille. Une joyeuse fête des mères a votre maman chérie 🌹😊. À. bientôt.

    Bonjour Mr. Kelly,
    Je ne suis pas une maman mais vous écoutant chanter cette chanson, çà m'a fait pleurer. Vous la chantez avec tant de passion et de tendresse. Merci.
    Bon retour chez vous et passez de merveilleux moments en compagnie de votre famille et sans oublié, votre petit bout de chou, Larry 😍. Que Dieu vous garde et vous protège ainsi que votre famille. Une joyeuse fête des mères a votre maman chérie 🌹😊. À. bientôt.

  • Barbara

    Barbara Bethlehem

    Loved the song. Safe travels to give your family hugs. And Larry!!

    Loved the song. Safe travels to give your family hugs. And Larry!!

  • Carol Ann Blankenship

    Carol Ann Blankenship Loudon, TN

    Thank you so much for sharing this. What a beautiful song! Have a safe trip back home. Thoughts and prayers are always with you, Love Carol Ann

    Thank you so much for sharing this. What a beautiful song! Have a safe trip back home. Thoughts and prayers are always with you, Love Carol Ann

  • Shadow

    Shadow California

    Lovely as always to hear from you! Gearing up for the tour we promised you when we saw you in L.A. last week. Hug Larry for us! Good luck and much creativity for the writing with Neil. Can't wait to hear what comes from it!

    Lovely as always to hear from you!
    Gearing up for the tour we promised you when we saw you in L.A. last week.
    Hug Larry for us! Good luck and much creativity for the writing with Neil. Can't wait to hear what comes from it!

  • Sonya Fox

    Sonya Fox Pennsylvania

    Ryan you'll never truly know how much that song means to me & then to hear one of my favorite Lads(you) sing it. As you know my "babies" are 13(Koda),16(JJ) & 20(Krissi) now & it hasn't been an easy one for me. I've done the parenting pretty much all alone these almost 21yrs(as of 10/12 it will be),but especially these last 3yrs. I've often felt like I've failed them as a mom & that they deserve so much better. But as they say God knows what is best & he chose me to be their mom. So Thank you,"sweetheart"!! :'-). I'll forever treasure you & our "friendship". (((((((HUGS)))))))

    Ryan you'll never truly know how much that song means to me & then to hear one of my favorite Lads(you) sing it. As you know my "babies" are 13(Koda),16(JJ) & 20(Krissi) now & it hasn't been an easy one for me. I've done the parenting pretty much all alone these almost 21yrs(as of 10/12 it will be),but especially these last 3yrs. I've often felt like I've failed them as a mom & that they deserve so much better. But as they say God knows what is best & he chose me to be their mom. So Thank you,"sweetheart"!! :'-). I'll forever treasure you & our "friendship". (((((((HUGS)))))))

  • Debbie Bender

    Debbie Bender

    Thank you for sharing this. I'd not heard this song before, and you sing it beautifully. I'm not a mom, but the sentiment brought me to tears. I love my mom with all my heart. She means the world to me, and has done what mothers do best...loved me when I felt unloveable, and believed in me when I couldn't find it within me to believe in myself. What more could I ever ask for. Safe home, Mr. Kelly, and please do take at least a couple days to rest up before diving back into work. I know you don't know how to do "nothing", but I hope you can relax for a bit. Enjoy some downtime with your family and Larry too, of course!! And be prepared for puppy kisses!!

    Thank you for sharing this. I'd not heard this song before, and you sing it beautifully. I'm not a mom, but the sentiment brought me to tears. I love my mom with all my heart. She means the world to me, and has done what mothers do best...loved me when I felt unloveable, and believed in me when I couldn't find it within me to believe in myself. What more could I ever ask for. Safe home, Mr. Kelly, and please do take at least a couple days to rest up before diving back into work. I know you don't know how to do "nothing", but I hope you can relax for a bit. Enjoy some downtime with your family and Larry too, of course!! And be prepared for puppy kisses!!

  • Angela K

    Angela K South Carolina

    Ryan, I absolutely LOVE this song. I haven't heard Garth's version, but I can't imagine it sung any other way now. I hope you have (or had, by time you read this) a safe trip home. Enjoy what down time you allow yourself to have (you deserve LOTS but I know that won't happen). Looking forward to the B&K Tour in GA & NC in Sept.

    Ryan, I absolutely LOVE this song. I haven't heard Garth's version, but I can't imagine it sung any other way now.
    I hope you have (or had, by time you read this) a safe trip home. Enjoy what down time you allow yourself to have (you deserve LOTS but I know that won't happen).
    Looking forward to the B&K Tour in GA & NC in Sept.

  • Josie Blondell

    Josie Blondell Maryland, usa

    Thank you Ryan, beautiful, a very happy Mother's Day to your mother too, know she is so proud of you.

    Thank you Ryan, beautiful, a very happy Mother's Day to your mother too, know she is so proud of you.

  • JRCan

    JRCan

    Thank you for the lovely Mother's Day song. It's even more beautiful than Garth's version, and I do like Garth Brooks! I just like you more! ;-) Thank you, Lesley, and James more than I can say for a very unforgettable evening at my house on 3 May! I loved every single minute, from the moment I met you at the airport, until I dropped you off there for your departure and hated to see you go. You know how special you are to me. Now that I've met Lesley, I know she's a very special young woman also, and James is a delight. I can only hope you three enjoyed the evening half as much as I did! I look forward to seeing you, Neil, Nicole, and Peter at Poor David's Pub in September and hearing all your new tunes. Don't spend all your working though; you deserve to have a wee but of fun and relaxation before you hit the road again. Give my love to all, and hug Larry for me! Love, Judi XX :-)

    Thank you for the lovely Mother's Day song. It's even more beautiful than Garth's version, and I do like Garth Brooks! I just like you more! ;-) Thank you, Lesley, and James more than I can say for a very unforgettable evening at my house on 3 May! I loved every single minute, from the moment I met you at the airport, until I dropped you off there for your departure and hated to see you go. You know how special you are to me. Now that I've met Lesley, I know she's a very special young woman also, and James is a delight. I can only hope you three enjoyed the evening half as much as I did! I look forward to seeing you, Neil, Nicole, and Peter at Poor David's Pub in September and hearing all your new tunes. Don't spend all your working though; you deserve to have a wee but of fun and relaxation before you hit the road again. Give my love to all, and hug Larry for me! Love, Judi XX :-)

  • Susan S

    Susan S North Florida

    Such a beautiful song, beautifully and tenderly sung! I had a hard time seeing your video because of the tears. So emotional but my tears were happy ones! A wonderful rendition, Ryan. Thank you for sharing such a special song.

    Such a beautiful song, beautifully and tenderly sung! I had a hard time seeing your video because of the tears. So emotional but my tears were happy ones! A wonderful rendition, Ryan. Thank you for sharing such a special song.

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