Welcome Music Lovers to My CD, 'HEARTFELT'. As a vocalist of this CD 'HEARTFELT', I feel I have accomplished a great deal. It is refreshing to hear wholesome lyrics that comfort you.Singing them is a real bonus also. The majority of my schooling was completed on the East Coast. Yet most of my professional years were spent in the Midwest. I have had a wonderful career teaching from pre-school (Hearing Impaired)children to educating and preparing University students to teach at all levels of education. Speech and Language are my forte. I could literally, teach a stone to speak. I always look for the potential in others. If I can be of assistance to someone, you can be sure I'll be there. During my journey as a teacher and after school hours,I sang in school plays,Glee Clubs,Church Choirs and University Summer Choral Groups.The highlight of all these experiences was joining and singing with 'THE BACH SOCIETY' in St. Louis, Missouri. It was a wonderful learning experience. Music certainly fill my day/s with joy. It lifts my spirits high. It comforts me. I like most music. My favorites are Gregorian Chant, Light Opera, Classical Music and featured scores from certain musicals .When I write something special, like a consolation care letter to a friend who lost a loved one, I close the Study door, listen to selective music and write until the selective task is completed.I like writing Prose and Poetry. These are reflective times for me,to express the spirit of my heart. The year 2004 was a creative time for me.Seven of the ten songs on my CD, 'HEARTFELT' were written in '04. The remaining three songs were written in Houston, Tx. 2005, while my husband was in the hospital for two and a half months. Indeed, it was's sad period in my life but the wonderful thing about pain and suffering was the supportive staff at the Hospital. Everyone was so cordial and helpful.My faith in God was a big part of my salvation. Yes indeed FAITH carried me through my tearful smiles. I was able to write my music. The hospital had a huge auditorium. In the reception area, was a beautiful Babygrand Piano. It was here I was able to write my music.In 2005 while at the hospital I wrote the song 'FRIENDS Are FRIENDS', an addendum to 'CHILDREN OF THE WORLD' and 'OUR FATHER'. To me it was a time of creative therapy. If it wasn't for my Faith in God, Houston would have been difficult for me. 'The thorns were piercing but the rose stood tall and blossomed' in the end. 'HEARTFELT' is a warm, sincere, refreshing message from my heart to all of you.I love children. I seek peace daily. I love God and my Country.I love family and friends. The songs written here are for all of you, young or old,sick or healthy, depressed or happy, creative or unproductive. It doesn't matter. All of my songs have a message. They are to be enjoyed.Listen to the reflective messages they transend. Peace to each and everyone of you and all your loved ones. Briana Patrice.