Broken, But Full

18199371_1846086778742224_4192047495643217000_n

Memories of loved ones too soon gone are kept alive through stories, stories that tell who they were and who they still are. Recently, I gave an interview about becoming grateful through tragedy. In the interview, I discussed our journey through the loss of our son, Jacob. Even after the interview, there’s still lots to tell about how our hearts are broken, but full. Full of memories of the good he put into the world.

These particular memories involve a CD found in his car and a simple trip to the grocery store turned into something more. The stories behind them leave our hearts broken, but full.

Song Lab: Looking Forward to Mondays

26904384_1563937033660105_4356891813716239265_n

Open Mic Night. Nervous performers pouring their heart and heart into music. The RINO, a venue in North Kansas City, hosts an open mic with a twist. The emphasis at Song Lab is original music and many KC Metro songwriters have answered the call. Organizer Ben Wendt set out to create a community for songwriters and performers. He took Monday night, the slowest night for the associated bar/coffeehouse, and turned it into a wild ride of original music every week. Hear about it here: