Tag Archives: Hang On

ONE DAY, YOUR PAIN WILL GO AWAY – PART 4

I’ve struggled with pain in my life before, and holding onto hope of healing has kept me going. Continue reading

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IT’S NOT FOREVER – PART 1

When my child died, I buried him and part of me died, too. I wanted to crawl into his coffin to be with him. The years that buried me are over now because I found a way to dig myself out. And when I did, I realized that Jason had never left me. Continue reading

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IT’S NOT MINE

My dedication to singing is completely driven by a desire to fully express my feelings. Singing is the one area of my life where I have felt free to do that. Continue reading

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HANG ON – PART 2

Of all my songs, this would have to be my favorite and most inspiring. Continue reading

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DO NOT SUCCUMB-PART 2

Sometimes I miss is the deep love I received from my parents. No one loves us like our mother and father. But I feel them with me and just because they’ve died, I still feel important and valuable. Their love hasn’t died!” Continue reading

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IT FEELS SO DARK – PART 3

I cannot bear to watch as she gurgles to breathe. It’s a horror. Today, I had to choose between morphine and an antibiotic. It was a hard decision. Continue reading

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DO NOT SUCCUMB – PART 1

The title for this story is a line of lyrics from my song “Hang On.” Here is how the word succumb fits into my lyrics: Though you are numb, do not succumb. Living with numbness was how I operated for decades. I did not allow myself to feel anything. Continue reading

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DRIFTING DREAMS IN A COOL, WISPY SKY

Just like the importance of vibe with singing, I knew that I needed to feel my words. I certainly did when I recorded Jason’s story. However, with 32 stories and a lot of words to read, I honestly did not put in the effort required on every story to “feel” all those words. I decided I could inject more emotion into my earlier recordings. The “catch” in my voice and tearful moments made a huge difference for the listener. Continue reading

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HANG ON – PART 1

It feels so dark; the sky is gray
Nothing to live for, you cannot pray
You have no hope; is this the end?
Just take my hand; I’ll be your friend Continue reading

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I FEEL YOUR PAIN

I view my songs as gifts and accept that I must “birth them” when they come to me – even if it can sometimes be extremely inconvenient. Despite having so many ideas of things to work on this past week, when I picked up my guitar I felt the emotional pain of Jason’s impending death day. That led to the discovery of a new song. Continue reading

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