“He Knows My Name” by Francesca Battistelli is a beautiful song about finding our satisfaction in God. Having raised all of my children to know and love our Lord, it is so pleasing to see my daughter using her talent for His glory. As I have mentioned before, my daughters have a band called DaVida. Together they write, sing, and play guitar. My fourth child, Olivia, did a cover of Francesca Battistelli’s song and I am very excited to share it with you.
You may not know this, but Olivia was the first child I attempted to teach to read as a baby. I had just discovered early learning, and was so excited to teach my baby everything I could. I spent a lot of time creating flashcards, books, and other materials to show her. Unfortunately, I spent more time making the materials I needed to teach her, than actually teaching her. Perhaps that is why her younger brother and not she was the first to read as a baby. While she was a baby I made the materials, but I actually had time to use them with my son.
Nevertheless, I have seen the benefits of early learning in my daughter’s life. Since I’ve practically been teaching them since they were born, they are definitely advanced in their schooling and this has been a great advantage. Even when my children were very young, they were always surrounded with music. Since I homeschooled all of my children, I had the opportunity to play music for them all the time. They were always singing along to some kids’ praise CD or writing praise songs of their own. From a young age I have seen them drawn towards music and it has been such a blessing to watch them grow in this area.
I had never intended to homeschool my children, but I know now that homeschooling my children was definitely God’s hand working in my life. One of the greatest benefits my children have experienced is the freedom to be creative. Due to the flexibility of their schedule, they have been able to invest much time in learning guitar and writing songs.
Throughout the day, they would pause their school work and hurry to their rooms to go work on a song idea. This was always so beautiful to witness and I am so grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to homeschool my children. I believe this to be one of the greatest blessings in my life. Besides being actively involved in my child’s life each day, it is so rewarding to see them develop their interests and grow in their talents.
Since their music has been a blessing to me, I hope it blesses you as well. Today, I am sharing with you my daughter’s cover of “He Knows My Name.” Enjoy!