Wind of Change
Through the making of this CD I have learned a very important truth - And that is - That life is in fact a wonderful journey and not a destination - With many twists & turns and peaks and valleys. Through which we learn many valuable lessons. I know now that patience is truly a virtue and that when one door closes another will be opened for us. No matter what our plans may be in this walk of life - there is only One True Plan and that is the plan that our Dear Lord has laid out for each of us. So for this wonderful journey I thank Him and give Him all the praise and glory. To all of those that I have met along the way and those whom have walked with me I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I was born on Chanute AFB in Rantoul Illinois where my father served in the United States Air Force. The one thing I remember about Illinois was the tornado that tore through our neighborhood. I was very young & I remember hanging onto my Mothers leg as she looked out of the window. Fortunately the tree that fell landed on my parent's car and not our house. I also remember my Dad playing his candy apple red electric guitar and singing. My Mom had a pair of candy apple red high heels that matched my Dads guitar. I discovered those a few years later when I was a little older. I guess that is where I got my shoe fetish from and my love for music & singing! My Dad was sent to Vietnam for a year and my Mom, sister & I lived for a year with my Grandparents in Virginia. What great memories! They lived in the country so that was new to me & my sister. We had so much to do. After my Dad returned we moved to Maryland where my Dad was stationed at Andrews AFB. We lived there until I was eight years old. We actually lived there for 5 years - Longer than anywhere. I remember the drive-in movie theatre across the street that my sister & friends used to watch from our yard or from our bedroom window and if we were real quit you could actually hear what they were saying. It was a good thing that the Movies were mostly 'G' rated back then! This was the only place where we had the chance to live next to family. I had two sets of Aunts & Uncles that lived there along with my cousins. My Brother was also born there. I remember all of our family gatherings with aunts & uncles (my uncle played the guitar & sang too) & cousins where playing music seemed to leave a warm feeling in my heart. Those were special times in my life! During Dads 20 years of service my mom, brother, sister & I moved with him from place to place just about every 3 years until I was in high school. We lived in Japan (Itazuki AFB), Okinawa (Kadena AFB) & upstate New York (Plattsburg AFB). I would not trade those life experiences for anything in the world however my fondest & most cherished memories were the times that we spent visiting our family in Southwest Virginia - helping my Grandmas in their gardens, picking blackberries, stringing green beans, churning butter, watching my Grandma's can & make jellies & jams & making biscuits was so special to me. I believe I even slopped the hogs & attempted to milk a cow! Family is the most precious gift one can possess. The song 'The Whippoorwill' & 'I Do Love You' were inspired by my Grandparents. Since coming to Galax, VA (Bluegrass & Old Time Music capitol of the world) in 1985 I have had the opportunity to meet some of the most wonderful & talented people in a community where music truly is the Heart & Soul. For those friendships & all of their inspiration - I am so grateful & thank them from the bottom of my heart - These are original songs about Life, Love & Hope - Some Bluegrass, some Country and some Inspirational. I hope that you enjoy! - Sherry.