Thursday, April 3, 2014

C is for: Compassion

Ah, the moments when humanity takes your breath away.

In 2010, four days before my niece, Phoebe, turned five, her daddy died suddenly and unexpectedly. Family, friends, and loved ones wrapped arms around Phoebe and my sister and held tight.

Phoebe and her dad loved Michael Franti's music. "Say Hey (I Love You)" was their favorite and they often sang it together. Later that year, Michael Franti and Spearhead came to New Hampshire. My sister, Phoebe, and friends went to their concert. Being who he is, they were able to meet and talk to Michael. Not only that, Phoebe got to sing "Say Hey" with him during soundcheck and he interviewed her on FrantiV!

Michael Franti is one truly compassionate man. His actions did much to help Phoebe and my sister start to heal, and I'll always be grateful to him.


  1. Yes, your story did take my breath away. How good the Lord is, sending reminders of His love through people we meet and circumstances we face. Your sister and little Phoebe will surely treasure the experience. Thanks for sharing :-)

  2. Thanks, Marcia. Funny, too- Phoebe's mother is Marcia:)

  3. Aww. That's so sweet. Our family loves his music too.