Writing Songs for Husband Helped Widow Heal

When my husband died, I felt a burning desire, a heartfelt need, to tell the world about the love that we shared.  I wanted everyone to know how I felt, and how our love would last forever and ever.

I decided that I was going to write a song about the love that I held deep in my heart.  My love song would be a memorial to the man that I walked through life and death with.

I’m not a musician nor am I a songwriter.  But, I was a writer who needed to express herself.  So, I researched the art of writing lyrics.  Then I found a studio in Nashville that would put my words to music.  I was elated.

I don’t think my daughter shared my elation, but she never said anything.  I think in her mind, she thought that if it would make me feel better, then so be it.  This was just something that I felt compelled to do.  My spirit was telling me to write a song or songs that would touch the heart of all those who listened to it.

Well, I didn’t just write one song, I wrote three songs.  Three beautiful love songs dedicated to Eddie, the love of my life, my high school sweetheart, my lover, my best friend, and my soul mate.

Writing those songs helped to heal my broken heart.  When I first listened to them, I cried as I had never cried before. My tears were uncontrollable, and at the same time I felt a release of all of the pent up anguish and grief.  These songs were an artistic expression of the love that we shared, and amazingly they helped me on my spiritual journey of healing.  I wanted to share them with you, and I hope that they will help you on your journey of healing.

Here is a link to the web page where you can listen to the sons I wrote. The songs are listed on the right-hand side of the page, just above the photo of white tulips.


Paula Ezop 2011

Paula Ezop

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Paula M. Ezop is a spirituality commentary columnist. Her inspirational columns Following the Spiritual Soul have appeared in Oconee Today, a South Carolina Scripps Howard publication. They are currently in: Celebrating the Success of the Modern Woman, Esteem Yourself, and Open to Hope. She has contributed to such popular books as Chicken Soup for the Caregivers Soul and she has written the foreword to Whispers of Inspiration, a collection of both poetry and prose gathered from voices around the world. Paula also co-authored a book in the Mommies Line, Spirituality for Mommies. Her Ebook Sparkly Bits of Spiritual Wisdom is available online, it is a collection of her inspirational columns. She has also written Sparkly Bits of Spiritual Wisdom – 29 ½ Ways for Women to Get In Touch With Their Spirits. Closest to her heart is her most recent book, A Widow’s Journey – Healing a Broken Heart. Wiggles Press has published her children’s chapter books, The Adventures of Penelope Star and the Mystery of the Three Dragons, and Lee McKenzie’s Summer to Remember – both are the first in a series. Paula holds the Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Elementary Education from Northeastern Illinois University. Her heartfelt and meaningful writing began as a means to overcome the loss of her husband. Paula has now written hundreds of articles and several books centering on life and faith. Her sustaining philosophy is that “we are more than the woman we see in our mirror.”

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