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Hello “Readers of my Blog”,

I had to make a switch to this new hosting program for my Blog.  It’s very different than the old blog format that I had for four years.  I was up till 1 o’clock in the morning transferring all the blog posts I’d written and placing them into this new program.  It made me really nervous because I’m not a tech person, and I was so afraid I’d lose everything but it seems like I successfully transferred everything except for some of the pictures.   I will be continuing to get to know this new format and what the capabilities are as well as reviewing all of the old posts to make sure they formatted correctly.  Hello and have a great day!

Tony_the_tiger

 

For Grieving Parents – you’re not alone

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I recently updated my website and while working on it I was inspired to add a new page dedicated to grieving parents (or anyone who is grieving actually).Here is a link to the new page:
For Grieving Parents

I’ve also written the text from the new page here on my Blog.  I offer a free gift to grieving parents.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

You happened on this page for a reason.
Regardless of whether or not you’ve lost a child or because you’re just curious, you are here.  Although I’ve dedicated this page to those of you who have lost a child/children, I offer my heart and compassion to anyone experiencing grief (that means all of us because not one person on earth has been spared the agony and pain of losing a loved one).   I hope my words of hope, compassion and kindness and my music help ease your pain. 

I became a grieving parent at approximately 5:20 pm August 7, 2008.
This is when my 20 year old son Carmen, driving home from his brother’s house, skidded into a tree and died.  Not only did my son loose his life that day, but it also signified the “death” of the life I knew.  He was here one minute and gone the next….no good-bye…..just gone.  I have to admit that up until that point I never even contemplated what it would be like to loose a child, and honestly I could never relate to people who had.  Sure, I felt sorry for “them,” and I always prayed to never loose one of mine, but I never ever thought about the fact that it could really happen to me.  I just niavely assumed I was somehow above this very common occurance (the same way I thought I’d never ever get divorced). I don’t know why I would ever assume these truths but I did, and I was blind sided.

When my son first passed away, I really wanted to die.  I wanted the pain I was in to stop.  My whole body ached.  My heart, mind, and soul were broken.  I was nothing but a shell of sorrow in the depths of a despair I never could have imagined.  Time is passing though regardless of whether I want it to.  In some ways it’s a good thing because I am
further and further away from those early days of losing him.  Yet, in others ways it’s not such a good thing because each new day takes me further and further away from the last time I talked to him, held him, told him I loved him, or seen him.  I can’t believe it’s been 5 1/2 years.  I found in the early days of losing him the very best I could do was to just get out of bed.  I made sure, even though I hated to, that I got up at least once a day (sometimes just to go to the bathroom).  I knew I didn’t really want to die even though I wanted the pain to stop.
I also still made time for my other children, who were suffering greatly.  It was so very difficult to try to support them when I needed support, though, and I don’t know if I did a very good job.  I am selfishly grateful my three other children were all in their 20’s and that they each were in long term relationships when this happened.   One of the hardest things I’ve found since he died has been trying to find meaning in my life.  Back then, my son (being my youngest) was my “meaning,” and I had to face the fact that now he was gone.  I also had just gone through a very difficult divorce after being married for decades.  On top of that my father died three weeks before my son.  I really had no idea why I even needed to be here anymore.  Miraculously, something deep inside me, deeper even than my grief, recognized that In
order to survive, I needed to find/create a reason.  Thus, my music was inspired into life.  I’d found a purpose!:  I would produce a CD of songs dedicated to my son for 1) him, so he would know how much I love him, 2) so he would not be forgotten and 3) so I could help other grieving people.

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Producing my CD became my reason for living and seeing the  songs  come to life at the studio helped my heart to begin to heal.  The music was the focus of my life, and I poured all my money, emotion and energy into it.  I was still a broken person, but I was also becoming a new person from the  ashes of my despair. This new journey I find myself on, that  of a mother carrying the memory of her dead child, has been the most gut wretching, sorrowful of my life but it has also been the most rewarding and the most spiritually uplifting
of my life, too.  Music and the purpose for it, is the reason I am still here today.  I’ve spent all of my savings to produce my music, and I wouIdn’t trade that for anything in the whole world.   There was a purpose for me, and it was to create and share my music.

So now here I am four years later.  I’ve gone from being newly
divorced, unemployed, grieving a child,  never writing or recording a song in my life and knowing zero about the music industry, to writing and producing three CDs, given countless radio and newspaper interviews, having my music played on radio stations around the world, creating an online presence that includes this website, my Blog, YouTube, Facebook,
Reverbnation, and selling my music in person and through my website and on iTunes and CD Baby.  Most importantly, however, is the fact that I have a way to provide comfort to other grieving parents.

All the while I was creating my music, I was also working tirelessly to simplify my personal life.  I can honestly say that I am living right now the most peaceful existence (which I share with my two cats and chickens that I raise)  I ever thought possible.  You know what though, I don’t think any of this would have been possible had I not lost my son
because losing him gave me a level of wisdom and understanding about the true meaning of “life is short.”  We really are only here for a sort time, and so we’d better be living the life we desire.  I have also acquired the essence of being truly grateful for every single minute I am alive.  I take nothing for granted and recognize my humble
connection to the rest of creation.    

                          Regardless of where you are in your journey, I want you to know that I am here for you.  I “get it.”  You can email me anytime and also look me up on Facebook.  I receive mail from people all over the world.  You are not alone.  I also want you to know that I have a gift for you. 

You see, my CD is produced for those who are grieving.  If you want to purchase Whisper On the Wind, you certainly may through my music page and/or you can also make a donation of any amount on my “you can help” page.  However if you want to receive the CD as a gift I will mail it to you.  My goal is simply to help you heal and music has just the specified qualities to help you do that.  My words are your words.  My emotions are your emotions.  I want you to have it whether you can afford to purchase it or not.

All you have to do is send me a message, request the CD in your message along with your mailing address, click submit, and I will send it to you free of charge.  I will offer this free gift as long as I have CDs and the money to ship them.  This is why donations in any amount really help.  I will contact you once I receive your message. 

GOD BLESS YOU, GUIDE YOU AND WATCH OVER YOU

 


 

 

 

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New song/Youtube video! Please share.

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I started writing a new song about two months ago.  I haven’t written or produced one for a whole year because I had to save the money.  I can’t stand writing songs unless I have a way to share them too.  You see, I’ve been a writer my whole life and I have many stories and poems and writings that just sit in a box because I have no way to share them.  I hate that and I refuse to even bother doing that with songs.  Write a song and then let it sit there collecting dust?  No, I’ll wait till I can also produce it and share it with people.  So, I saved enough money to produce a new song.  I even saved enough this time to produce a video to accompany the new son.

I asked myself to think, what if this is the last song I will ever produce in my life (because you never know).  What is the message I want to share?

It was this:
I have found looking back on my life that the only things that really mattered were those that had to do with love (love of family, love or passion for my work, love of an art form, etc.) and thus, my new song was inspired to life. There is a part in the song where I am referencing my son, Carmen (r.i.p). In the video, you can see it at 2:38.  I miss him all the time, but this song is about being grateful and feeling blessed for all the love that comes in and out of our lives. We are never alone and the only thing that truly matters is love, it’s surely love. 

Enjoy this my friends.  Hopefully, you’ll also share this Youtube link with all your friends.
Here is the YOUTUBE song/video link:   new song: IT’S LOVE
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IT’S LOVE (c)2013 Sharen Wendy Robertson

The world is ever changing,
And people come and go,
They bring with them a chance to
Learn and feel and grow.

Each moment has a message
Each message is a part,
Of lessons on our journey,
To know the human heart.

You can take your money and
Take your power too,
Because you can’t buy love
With those two.

For it’s love.
Keeping us alive,
Gives us reasons to survive,
And brings beauty to our eyes.
Yes, it’s love,
Yes, it’s love,
It’s surely love.

Take time to share the moments,
With those you meet each day,
Fill the world with peace and
Love along your way.

Nothing in life,
Matters more,
For love with conquer
Love endures.

It’s love,
Keeping us alive,
Gives us
Reasons to survive
And brings
Beauty to our eyes…

Yes, it’s love
Yes, it’s love
It’s surely love.

Heaven sends us a sign,
Stars can perfectly align
Some stay for just a day
Others never walk away.

For it’s love,
Keeping us alive,
Gives us reasons to survive,
And brings beauty to our eyes.

Yes, it’s love
Yes, it’s love
It’s surely love.
Yes, it’s love
Yes, it’s love
It’s surely love.


Sharen Wendy Robertson owns the copyright to all posts on this Blog.