Tag Archives: Hang On
I thanked God for my music; it was such sweet comfort and soothed my aching heart. I was in absolute awe that those meditation recordings filling that ICU room were my own creations. I grinned when one of the doctors commented. He said, “All of the staff are in a Zen-like state listening to your music.” Continue reading →
I am blessed with incredible friends. When a good friend would visit, I was distracted from sobbing my heart out. All the visits, meals, gifts, flowers, love and kindness were beyond anything I could have ever imagined.
In a few days, I will go back to see the foot doctor. I am praying and anticipating that I’ll be allowed to take my first steps again.
It’s all about those baby steps . . . Continue reading →
I’ve struggled with pain in my life before, and holding onto hope of healing has kept me going. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
Of all my songs, this would have to be my favorite and most inspiring. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →