I believe that when Alan sang this song, Robbie was telling Alan to make sure that her mommie heard the words:
words and music by Alan Pedersen – posted with permission
Alan Pedersen Opened My Heart and Helped to Let The Music Back In Jim and I had the privilege of hearing Alan sing at the July 2010 National Compassionate Friends Conference. It wasn’t a workshop that I had intended to … Continue reading
Alan Pedersen had known his way around Nashville as an award winning songwriter, successful recording artist, stand-up comedian, and network radio news reporter. But on August 15, 2001 life as he knew it changed forever when Alan’s 18 year old daughter, Ashley Marie Pedersen, was killed in an automobile accident in rural Colorado.
Alan began to find healing as he attended meetings, and then became actively involved with the Littleton, Colorado Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, finding that he did not have to walk his grief journey alone.
In 2003, Alan started giving back as he began traveling and sharing his music and story with other The Compassionate Friends Chapters. What started out as a 家具販売修理 back “daddy taking cheap jerseys a road trip to honor and remember his daughter” has now blossomed into a full time ministry as Alan has turned his journey through grief and pain into a collection of powerful and moving songs. To date, Alan has played concerts and spoken at over 500 events during this “road trip” including nearly over 150 many TCF Chapters.
Alan and his wife, Denise, who is a Certified cheap jerseys Grief Recovery Specialist, have founded GRIEF AND BEYOND: a multimedia ministry offering support to organizations, families, and individuals going through the grief process. Currently they are on the road as part of the ANGELS ACROSS THE USA TOUR which is sponsored in part by bereaved families in honor of their children, grandchildren and siblings.
The Un Angels Across the USA Tour is both amazing and moving. Alan and Denise are traveling ALL 48 contiguous states; the New faces of “The Angels” gone too soon from our lives, made into butterfly decals, adoring the Angel Trailer that passes through every town. These bright, mostly way too young, faces reminding parents to hug and cherish the children they have, while not forgetting those we have lost. Alan and Denise do not charge for any event, as this is their “ministry” and way of honoring the child that each cheap NFL jerseys has lost and how they were brought together, as bereaved parents. Their travels will include over 120+ cities and feature at Google least one concert event in each state. The goal of this 2010 tour is to raise community awareness and draw media attention toward local grief organizations that provide resources for the cheap nfl jerseys bereaved.
As a a highly demanded keynote speaker and presenter, Alan has been featured at many regional, national, and international conferences including The World Gathering on Bereavement, The National Gathering of Bereaved Parents of the USA and The Compassionate Friends National Conference. In July, in front of 1,500 bereaved Parents, Siblings and Grandparents, sharing the Into stage with former Senator Gordon Smith, who lost a child to suicide, and Catherine Read, whose daughter, Mary who was killed in French class at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007, Alan was bestowed with the 2010 Compassionate Friends Professional Award cheap jerseys recognizing “a professional who has contributed greatly in the area of supporting, assisting and educating others in accordance with the mission and goals of The Compassionate Friends.”
Alan has written many articles on grief that have been featured in national magazines, newsletters and other publications. He has been a recurring guest on Healing the Grieving Heart on the Health and Wellness Radio Network. Stories about Alan’s music, message and travels have been featured on television and radio stations around the country, and have been the subject of countless newspaper articles. Alan’s music is popular with bereaved people around the world and has been used at thousands of candle lighting services, balloon and butterfly releases, as well as by hundreds of professionals and organizations as a healing tool for the bereaved. So comforting, compassionate and yet filled with hope and understanding, his music has been featured at Ground Zero in New York City, the memorial at Virginia Tech University, the memorial at Columbine High School and is continues to be treasured at many memorial and tribute websites.♥
Alan Pedersen is A Bereaved Father who Understands;
a man who offers HOPE