Along the journey of life there are treasures hidden deep within the darkness that at times may overcome us.
Late one night, back in November of 2013, there was very little light in my life. I was grieving over personal losses, feeling hopeless, and couldn’t sleep.
Have you ever felt that way?
God heard my cries of sorrow that night and He reached out to me in the form of a song. I heard it clearly playing over and over and over in my mind until I finally began to sing it. I wondered where it came from and realized the answer…God.
At 50 years old I had written my first song!
I made a recording on my computer so that I would not forget the tune. And then I got a little bolder and sent that rough recording to a music producer here in Belize. My husband, Tom, and I met with him a few days later and during that meeting the producer, Mervin, encouraged and challenged me to write more songs. He told me just write and to not worry about making everything ‘Christian’ because my walk with God would show through the music. I was grateful that my age didn’t seem to matter. He was willing to work with me anyway. I became the oldest new artist at Roots and Honor Records.
When we met again a few months later I sang several of the songs that I’d written. It was nerve-wracking and exhilarating at the same time to sit there, vulnerable, just my voice and my words, baring my soul before the people in the room. However, now that my cd is finished and I’ve been able to tour churches around the country I can say it’s all been worth it!