Craig Morgan is remembering his late son Jerry on what would have been his 23rd birthday.
In a touching social media post, the singer/songwriter paid tribute to Jerry, who tragically lost his life in a tubing accident in 2016.
“23 years ago today he was born and God gave him to us,” Morgan’s emotional post began. “Seems like just yesterday we were wrestling at turkey camp and laying on the roof looking at stars loving and laughing at everything in life. With Jerry there were more good days than bad, more laughter than anger, more sunshine than rain, His time on earth affected everyone he met in a positive way. He taught the teacher so much.”
He closed his post, which included a series of photos of Jerry, with a reference to the song that was inspired by the grief he felt after losing his son.
“Because I know his faith in God was real I know I’ll see him again,” Morgan wrote. “Today we celebrate his birthday thank you God I pray in the name of The Father The Son and the Holy Ghost he sees our love for him. We miss him.”
“It woke me up at 3:30 in the morning. I was saying that whole chorus in my head and I sat up and had tears in my eyes. I laid my head back down and thought, ‘Man, there is no way I’m going to remember this. So I need to get up and write it down,’” Morgan told the publication.
With his wife, Karen, still asleep, Morgan got up and spent the next four hours putting his thoughts down on paper.
“I just cried and wrote and cried and wrote,” he explained. “To this day, having done this for 20 years, I don’t see myself as that guy. But it all started pouring out.”
“The Father, My Son, And The Holy Ghost” is at country radio now.