It was 1991 when I first met Peggy, my surgical oncologist’s nurse. She was a small framed woman in her late
forties, no taller than 5’2”. With every visit, she greeted me with a warm hug and an even warmer smile.
Little did I know that behind that grace filled smile was a woman battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma and in the
years to come, breast and skin cancer.
Over the years, after my visits to the hospital ended, Peggy and I corresponded with yearly Christmas cards.
It wasn’t until 2007 that I received a letter from Peggy informing me she wasn’t well. At the end of the letter,
as her writing weakened, was her phone number. She asked that I call her.
Between 2007 and 2009 I had the priviledge of getting to know Peggy and her husband John, and witnessed the
great love they possesed for life and for each other. It was during that time that I began writing “Our Last First
Time”, in hopes of capturing the expression of their unwavering love.
Towards the end of Peggy’s life, when she was placed on a vent and she could no longer speak, she continued
to smile that smile. Sadly, in March of 2009, Peggy passed away.
After Peg had passed, I was moved to accompany the song with an animated video and wrote an instrumental
for each line of every verse.
Losing a loved one leaves a heartache that will never be healed. My wish for “Our Last First Time” is to bring
solace and comfort to those who receive this musical expression of love.