Part three - A new page

A few months after her passing, I remembered her asking me if was going to record an album and go on the road. I started to think – maybe I should do that.  I needed something to help me get my mind off of losing her.  She had followed her dream of writing a novel and getting it published, maybe I should revisit my dream.

As I was entertaining this fantasy, a little voice whispered in my other ear, “you can’t do that, you’re too old!”  I grabbed my guitar and I quickly wrote a song called “it’s never too late”.  Basically, I just wanted to tell that voice to shut up! During 2016, after the second round of chemo when Wendy was actually feeling a little better – she started doing the edits and re-writes on her second book, to get it ready for publishing!  So yes, I am probably a little bit older than most of the people that are currently recording new music and going out on tour – but I’m still breathing and it’s NEVER TOO LATE.  I reasoned that if my courageous wife was able to work on her dream when she was going through chemotherapy, that I could find the strength to pursue my dream. 

So here I am – I was originally going to just try to record an EP (7 songs) of my recently written material but now it’s going to be 12 songs!  And I’m going on a short tour!  So you know what?  It really is NEVER TOO LATE – here’s to dreams and the magic that dreams bring to our lives!

8 comments

  • Janyne

    Janyne

    Beautiful Rusty, prayers and thoughts go with you. ♡ I'M proud of you!

    Beautiful Rusty, prayers and thoughts go with you. ♡ I'M proud of you!

  • Rusty

    Rusty Post Falls, ID

    Thank you Janyne :)

    Thank you Janyne smile

  • Heather

    Heather Phx

    Even though I knew most of this story, it still made me cry, but in a good way. 💜

    Even though I knew most of this story, it still made me cry, but in a good way. 💜

  • Kristi

    Kristi

    Go get um!!!! I know she must be so proud of you!!!!

    Go get um!!!! I know she must be so proud of you!!!!

  • Glenn

    Glenn Hawai'i

    Go for it Rusty! I am one of the lucky ones--I'm a cancer survivor. Every day is a gift that I thank God for. So don't waste your days, and record all the albums you want and go on all the tours you can. Take care.

    Go for it Rusty! I am one of the lucky ones--I'm a cancer survivor. Every day is a gift that I thank God for. So don't waste your days, and record all the albums you want and go on all the tours you can. Take care.

  • Vicki

    Vicki California

    Inspirational story of love, sacrifice, and following your dreams. Best wishes.

    Inspirational story of love, sacrifice, and following your dreams. Best wishes.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Such a great guy you are. I’m so proud to have you in my family. Can’t wait to see you in Costa Mesa on the 17th. I’m a little shy in crowds but I’ll be there. Maybe you will see me in the back row, the one with the smile on my face.

    Such a great guy you are. I’m so proud to have you in my family. Can’t wait to see you in Costa Mesa on the 17th. I’m a little shy in crowds but I’ll be there. Maybe you will see me in the back row, the one with the smile on my face.

  • Georged Caywood

    Georged Caywood Long Beach Ca,

    Your writing is so alive with love of each other and of love of God. I published a book in the nineties and have also written a few poems. The good thing for me to remember is I am never to early or too late. As I lived all these years it felt like everything that evolved was just happenstance. Now, looking back it looks like my life was and is like a carefully planned out and reads like a beautiful organized and written novel. In that novdel is the incredible adventure of ICF and meeting you and wendy and all the rest of you guys too.

    Your writing is so alive with love of each other and of love of God. I published a book in the nineties and have also written a few poems.
    The good thing for me to remember is I am never to early or too late. As I lived all these years it felt like everything that evolved was just happenstance. Now, looking back it looks like my life was and is like a carefully planned out and reads like a beautiful organized and written novel. In that novdel is the incredible adventure of ICF and meeting you and wendy and all the rest of you guys too.

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