I just stumbled over an Innocence Mission interview re: their Birds of My Neighborhood release.  My current love is the song on this album called “I Haven’t Seen This Day Before,” and here are Karen’s words on this song:

“‘We tried to have a child for many years, and there were things we felt we needed to express,’ she says. ‘When I was writing “I Haven’t Seen This Day Before,”  I didn’t really think about the idea of recording it;  I was just writing it.  It was the first song I wrote after I became pregnant  – and I was of course elated but also frightened because I had lost a child before and it was an overwhelming time.  I really wanted to write about the newness and the possibilities of each day'” (Acoustic Guitar Magazine, June 2000).

An epiphany.