When I Think Of Heaven

I have been given two special gifts today and tonight. First was the lone Morning Glory that I posted about earlier tonight. The second one came in the form of an email from a man I had never met before, but I knew his wife long ago. He told me that he had been wanting to email me something for a long time, but has hesitated and held back for fear that what he had to give me would hurt me. He said like me, he loves to write, but he likes to write music. He told me he wrote this song a few years ago. He said he usually writes things about his experiences with people he knew, but not this song. He didn’t know why he wrote it. He didn’t know why he wrote it until he started reading my writings about Kaitlyn, and then he knew that he wrote that song for me. Even though it was before my life was torn apart by the loss of Kaitlyn. He said this song belongs to me and he felt compelled to send it to me. He feels this is why he wrote the song, to one day give to me.

From what I gather he writes songs and sends them to someone to sing and records them. He sent this song to the singer for just an acoustic version. He said instead she gave the song the full instrumental treatment at no extra charge because she felt the song deserved it. She had never done this before.

He was so very scared that this song would hurt me, but I replied to his email asking how in the world something so beautiful could hurt me? It is a beautiful song and says so much of how I feel. It is one of the most thoughtful things anyone has ever done for me.

He said it was fine to share this song on my blog and Facebook because he said, it belongs to me. Thank you so much Terry Strickland. I will be forever touched by this wonderful gesture and it has lifted my spirits. Today was a great day for signs that my Kaitlyn is still here in spirit, even though she is in heaven, wherever that is. I feel her close and will forever.


About gatito2

My name is Rhonda. I'm a registered nurse, for the last 20 years, that has not been able to work since the day I learned of my daughter's death by suicide 4-12-13. (She actually died 4-11-13 and her body was not found until the 12th) Me and my husband have been married for 32 years and he's a wonderful man. We grieve in different ways. He works, I write. This is my journey through this horrible land of losing a child..
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2 Responses to When I Think Of Heaven

  1. jmgoyder says:

    What an amazing song!


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