“Think of the joy a firework display brings. It has a tremendous burst of energy and color. It causes those viewing it to be overcome with “oohs” and “ahhs” as they watch from afar. The tremendously beautiful lights cause a spectacular feeling to erupt from your core being. There are people in our lives that are like that; they bring forth tremendous bursts of color and beauty into our lives, and then they are gone and stop without warning. After the firework display is over, we can hold onto their memory as the sky turns dark again, but we will always have that wonderful memory tucked away. And the capability of having a memory is a gift from God so we can always see the sparks in our mind.” -Ron Heitmann
Ellie Sings Katy Perry’s Firework
John Waller offered to sing at Ellie’s memorial service. He chose to sing “Heaven Just Got Better” which he wrote for his mother who passed away the year before.
Ellie met John at a Homeschool Band Christmas concert in early December about six weeks before her death. One of our friends, Shannon, was taking Ellie to the bathroom. They were talking and Ellie said “I sure wish I could have a CD of John Waller’s music”. Shannon couldn’t resist (who could), and they met John Waller and purchased his CD. Ellie always asked for his songs to be played in the car.
Thanks John for such a beautiful song.
Here are some songs that I found comforting through my valley of grief. Some of the songs stir strong emotions, but I found that I needed the outlet of music. I hope that this list is helpful. Feel free to submit song ideas in the remarks below. -Todd