Between the release of her debut album My Paper Heart
and its follow-up Hundred More Years
, CCM singer-songwriter Francesca Battistelli married Christian band percussionist Matthew Goodwin and gave birth to her first child, Matthew Elijah. The song talks about having a child and cherishing the precious moments, but Battistelli didn't plan it that way - she didn't even tell her co-writer she was pregnant. In our 2011 interview with Francesca Battistelli
, she said: "It definitely is a good picture of when we got married, for sure. But I wrote the song with Diane Glover when my husband and I were pregnant and we weren't telling people yet. So the second verse about having a little girl - we had a little boy, now he's 10 months. But that was definitely in my head, too. I wanted the song to go through someone's life and talk about having your child, and so when it actually went there I was really excited. Because I didn't tell them yet that we were pregnant, I told them after. But I just wanted to see if we would go there naturally in the writing session. And we did."