" 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 )