Let these lush arrangements take you on a musical journey with their healing melodies. I went from sadness to joy when I rediscovered the music I loved when I was young. Initially, I worked with an arranger to create these song tracks. Later on, I gravitated more toward acoustic guitar and piano.
I am sharing the individual arrangements, as well as a link to a page with more about each song. (accessed by clicking on the thumbnail image)
“It’s Not Forever” is a song to inspire healing from grief. My own lyrics gave me hope, because I was suffering terribly with dry eyes at that time.
“Every Season” was my first song written as an adult woman, after not playing my guitar for 30 years. It truly captures my feelings about grief as the seasons carry reminder of past memories.
“My Shining Star” was what my mother used to call me, but when I wrote my song I felt the presence of my deceased son, Jason. I believe he whispered in my ear to heal.
“Alabaster Seashell” is a wonderful metaphor for something beautiful that remains behind after a life has vacated its home.
“Wonder Why” has lyrics that question God – why is there so much suffering in the world?
“Somewhere I Can’t See” helped me cope with anticipatory grief. I knew that even when I couldn’t physically hold my loved ones, their love would comfort me.
“Farewell” was an instrumental song I originally wrote in high school. It was thrilling to remember the chords and record this lovely song that is reminiscent of a long ago goodbye.
“With Me” expresses my certainty that my father’s love would help me through. I wrote the song when he was dying and I was very uncertain about what would happen in my life after that.
“The Door” was a pivotal song that gave me the courage to find my self-worth and change my life. Doors go in and doors go out. I wasn’t just leaving, but I was entering a new phase in my life.
“My Song Unsung” is an auto-biographical song. The lyrics describe my rediscovery of music in a spiritual way. Many of the lyric lines are profound for me.