" When Winter Comes Again " an original song by Yours truly

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Inland Empire 77217

" When Winter Comes Again " an original song by Yours truly...

I wanted to share with you a song I wrote a few years back after a very difficult season of loss, illness and hardship in my life.

I was inspired to tell a bit of my story by the crisp morning air early this morning when I opened the door to let the dogs out and get the newspaper.  It hit me like a brisk slap in the face... here she comes again... Winter. 

It's ironic , as a lifelong resident of Spokane WA. for some reason I have come full circle when it comes to my attitude about Winter in the great Northwest. Love, Hate, Like.  As a child, I loved Winter and making snowmen, Christmas decor and the magic of seeing your own breath when you talk. 

And somewhere along the line I began to despise the cold, snow and ice- other than of course around Christmas when it is all together magical and we pride ourselves in being the topic city of Bing Crosby's

" I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas * "

Now,  again I have decided that Winter is my friend, a time for cozy blankets, reading and hot tea. A time where the traditions of Thanksgiving and Christmas burst with family laughter and the making of memories. A time for peolpe to strap on snow shoes, skis and skates and experience the sparkle of snow and frost in a way that people in the tropics envy.

The original song I am including in this post " When Winter Comes Again " reflects a time in my life when I wondered how I could face another Season of loss in my life. But by the grace of God, and the support of loved ones, we carry on through the Seasons of life... don't we? ( as my Nanny said " This too shall pass ".)

Back to my story...at 26 is was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer ( 30 years ago ) and have had numerous treatments for this but I have unfortunately been battling a recurrence and what is referred to as " persistent disease " the past several years. In 2015 I had a very invasive neck surgery removing all of the lymph nodes on the left side of my neck which has created a long hard year and a half of therapies and left me very uncomfortable, much of it is seeming permanent.

At the end of Oct. this year, I will be performing and speaking at the International Thyroid Cancer Survivors Conference in Los Angeles, CA. and sharing my story.

I love to encourage others who are going through difficulties by telling my own journey through original music and speaking. ( contact me for booking ) 

I have been extremely fortunate to maintain a thriving family and successful real estate career through thick and thin. I am blessed beyond measure with amazing friends and family. 

Although I am not cancer free yet , I consider myself healthy and strong, and I work full time as well as enjoying the many amazing adventures there are to offer here in my amazing area... no matter what Season! 

Below is a link to LISTEN to my song " When Winter Comes again " I hope you enjoy it, and that you embrace whatever Season you are in with Hope. 



(* Irving Berlin wrote the song " I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas " sung by Bing Crosby who it is said, was reflecting on his Winter's in the Northwest/Spokane )

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BethAnn Long, REALTOR, CRS, e-PRO

RE/MAX Inland Empire

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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Beth Ann, that's beautiful, easy-listening and inspirational. You are so talented; perhaps you missed your calling in the entertainment business! It's funny how the seasons can remind us of events and times in our lives. Best of luck.

Sep 25, 2016 02:48 AM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Beth Ann,

What an inspirational post.  Wishing you a great week, and mega success when you perform in Los Angeles at the end of October.  A

Sep 25, 2016 02:49 AM #2
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I'd love to hear the song sometime! i'm sure a lot of us would like to hear it!

Sep 28, 2016 04:12 PM #3
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

It's beautiful, as is your voice. Stunning.

Sorry to hear all you have been through, but your attitude is inspiring and I'm sure will help so many people!


Oct 03, 2016 06:29 AM #4
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I love it BethAnn! :) I am sorry for what you have and are going through as it can't be easy. I do hope that your story will help others dealing with similar issues and give hope. Good luck at your talk and performance!

Oct 07, 2016 12:41 AM #5
BethAnn Long
RE/MAX Inland Empire - Spokane, WA
Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate

Thanks Libby! 

Oct 07, 2016 09:11 AM #6
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Beautiful words, beautiful voice. Thank you so much for sharing your gift. Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery.

I hope you will be recording and sharing this: "At the end of Oct. this year, I will be performing and speaking at the International Thyroid Cancer Survivors Conference in Los Angeles, CA. and sharing my story."

You are an inspiration.

Oct 16, 2016 11:26 AM #7
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