He looked up and whispered, "Do you know where my Mommy is . . . ?" My mama-heart wrenched inside of my chest as I said, "Yeah, buddy. . . She's in heaven." We sat in silence for a moment. "Do you know who she's with?" I whispered.
For the last few years, I've been a single, full-time mom living in my Dad's basement. I've been working two jobs—one in a doctor's office and the other as a singer/songwriter for Deseret Book. I never dreamed that I'd get a divorce. Never anticipated living in my Dad's basement in my 30s. There have been so many times I wish I could call my Mom and ask for her help or advice. . . but she died in 2011 after a brutal battle with colon cancer.
Fast forward to July of last year. All of my single-mom/divorcee-dating-woes seemed to be coming to an end when I met and began dating the most wonderful man. He was funny, kind (SO kind), and levelheaded. The only thing that gave me pause in falling immediately head over heels was the fact that he was a widower with four children.
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Known for her powerful voice and emotive lyrics, Calee has a personal approach to songwriting that is well served by emotional performances on this contemporary Christian album. Calee's latest release marks a new chapter in her career, a turning point from her previous albums that chronicled the death of her mother and subsequent trials and struggles. This album is a celebration of rising from the ashes, seeing life anew through the lens of faith, and becoming a more committed and joyful believer. She is battle-tested and exultant on the title track and on "Begin Again," but she also leaves room for poignant musings on the nature of God and the mystery of the faith journey on "Understood God" and "Outrun the Rain." This album provides renewed faith and joy in our spiritual journeys and will leave you basking in its light and the beauty of its message long after the last chords ring out.