Hey, ya'll!! Wow, it's been awhile since I've updated this!! I'm so sorry! Life has been crazy but I finally made it down to Nashville!! We've lived here now since October and I LOVE IT!!! There is always so much to do here! And being around other people as crazy about music as I am is the greatest thing EVER!!!! I've been back and forth to Iowa a couple of times already because I miss home so much but I'm always glad to be back in Nashville. It just feels like so much happens here!
This year has been really good for a lot of reasons but there has been a lot of sadness too. The most recent thing was the death of Keith Petrosky, a phenomonal guitar player who I had the honor of performing with last summer. He was an amazing man and an amazing talent and the world won't be the same without him in it. Please pray for his family for healing and pray that he is at peace now. Life can be so hard sometimes and no matter what help is out there, sometimes its hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I know mom and I struggle with that too. But please know there are people around you who love you and care. Find them. Don't suffer alone or think no one cares.
Christmas has always been a very special time for my family and although I'm not totally sure if I'm going to be able to go back to Iowa this year, I know it's not about what is under the tree, but who is around it, physically or in spirit. Please take this holiday season to find someone around you that is struggling this year. Volunteer as a bell ringer, serve a meal at a shelter or community kitchen, visit an elderly person in your neighborhood. Do something that shows the Christmas spirit! This is such a great time of year for people to reach out to each other.
I am so grateful for my family at home, my music family, and my amazing friends. They are the reason I can do what I do. And I am SOOOO grateful for every one of my fans. I can't wait to get new music out for you to listen to. I love to hear about what you are doing with your families and friends. It makes me feel like I'm part of your family too! Thank you for being a part of my life and my journey. But hold on!!! This year we're going to fly!!!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!!
~ S ~