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WE HAD TO SAY GOODBYE

I waited for the right moment. I chose the songs I had played in her hospital room. I sang my lyrics slowly and carefully so they could be understood. I felt tears falling around me as I sang. Continue reading

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JUST A TUNE – PART 2

I love how Cheryl lives on for me through my songs. When I think of Cheryl, I am always reminded of how precious life is. She desperately wanted to live. I am blessed because my life is truly a gift. I’ve decided to unwrap it now and enjoy what’s inside. Continue reading

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HOW MUCH I CARE

My friend, Cheryl, inspired my song “Just a Tune” and I really miss her (she died in 2008.) I am sharing some stories about the feelings behind my song, which I recently created a new arrangement for. 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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IT POURS, THEN IT CLEARS

My blog is like a diary, but at the same time I see it as a magnificent opportunity to touch other people with honesty and real experiences. Continue reading

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I WAS BLESSED TO BE HEALED-PART 2

Healing is amazing and that is why I write so much about it. People in deep grief suffer and destroy themselves because they lose hope and don’t realize that out of it can come a new life – with resilience, strength and even happiness again. Continue reading

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I WAS BLESSED TO BE HEALED-PART 1

This story is about healing and grief – as many of my stories are. When I was grieving the death of my child, sometimes it was impossible to imagine feeling better. But I always held on to hope of healing. Continue reading

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ONLY TEARS – PART 2

I decided I wanted a new arrangement for “Only Tears” that would fulfill my sentimental vision for this song. I was graduating college when I wrote “Only Tears,” and my lyrics expressed uncertainty about the future. Because I was getting married, I had some doubts over whether my friendships would endure, and that was the reason for my tears. Continue reading

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BORDERING ON TEARS

When people hear that I sleep so few hours, they often tell me that it is not possible to function that way. I smile with the knowledge that those people are welcome to their beliefs and can continue give themselves that message if they so choose. I prefer to tell myself a different message. My message is that I have more energy than I ever did before when I slept more and was sad. Continue reading

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