I was born in Luton in 1982; and after birth; I was diagnosed with low calcium and tetralogy of falot a serious heart condition.
I won’t deny, that growing up with a heart condition was tough. However; somehow I knew God was looking after me. I would often talk to my parents from a very young age; about God despite the fact my parents didn’t attend Church
As I got older, I still wondered about this God. Even my nan took me to church when I stayed with her, and she wasn’t a regular!! I could see Once I became a Christian, how God had been working in my life.
As I grew in my relationship with God. I found that music and worship is what helped me feel connected to him. And one day I was inspired to start writing lyrics.
Its been unfortunate that during my time living in Luton; that I had a lot of negative feedback from some worship leaders about my songs. It didn’t stop me though and I kept on being obedient.
When my husband and I moved to Rugby in 2008. I met Beth Tysall a worship leader from CLC at the BIlton evangelical church ladies weekend. She could tell my vocal chords had been damaged somehow (during heart surgery in 1999) and eventually, I had some courage to try some singing lessons after seeing her advertise her vocal coaching on Facebook.
It’s been a long hard journey getting to where I have with my singing. The first year was a struggle but Beth was so encouraging and supportive.
Finally, after 5 years of having vocal coaching my voice is getting back to normal; and my song writing is certainly changing. I’ve enjoyed the two projects God is near and So Thankful; and I’m looking forward to doing some more songs soon.
I hope that even if this story and my songs blesses just one person that you can see there is hope in your situation; whatever you are facing.