Never a Long Way Home
Dedicated in memory of Amy Nawy and to winning this Breast Cancer battle once and for all. To be quite honest I had given up on any chance of ever doing a third recording. It just felt like life and circumstance kept getting in the way of my ever achieving such an outlandish ambition. But as I do, I kept writing songs...not because I thought they would ever make it to the studio, but because it's what I do to keep my sanity, to take every single secret hiding inside of me, and set it free in hopes of finding just one someone who may feel what I feel. And when this miracle happens and one of you tells me how a song hit home for you, suddenly that one, simple statement from you can validate me and erase any doubt, even at my lowest moments of disbelief. This is powerful stuff...that and Kacy's 'You're not giving up' attitude. To begin to say thank you to everyone individually who made this record happen would be almost impossible. Making this album a reality had a whole lot to do with so many loving me when I needed it most, when I was broken, when I was living these songs. You know who you are. Also to my family (this includes Jada, Mack, Gwen, Phil, Darcey, Dean & the musicians) and my own circle of love. I owe you my deep thanks and my gratitude. No one likes to admit she is lost and not sure of the next step. And as I traveled across the country and back, nothing felt right. I guess it took all those miles for me to discover that home was right in front of me. What I realized is that it's never a long way home when I have a guitar in my hand and words in my heart and friends to whom to sing my songs. All those miles across interstates and country roads brought me home to you and, in a way, helped me find myself again. As I am, Steff.