I've been a writer my entire life, and I've always loved to sing. However, I didn't make the leap to singing and songwriting until 2008, after losing my 20 year old son in a car accident. This was when I was thrust, kicking, crying and screaming, into the "grieving parents" club. It was during those early dark days of despair, sorrow and grief that the intense feelings and emotions overflowed from writing into songwriting. I found that words lacked the spiritual depth I found singing a melody. I continue to write, for "writer" is and has always been how I define myself (Sharen Wendy Robertson), However, I'm also a song writer now with three CD's including one dedicated to my son and to help other grieving parents. I use songwriting as a tool in the quest of self-expression. My songs help heal the soul, blanketing our lives and buffering the grieving process for anyone experiencing a loss, but
especially grieving parents. It's strange to think how utterly removed I was from the sorrow grieving parents endure until I became a grieving parent. I've had to learn the hard way how to empathize and relate to the never ending longing which is present in all grieving parents.
Please check out and listen to my songs,
read my bio and check out my creative writing on my blog. You will also find a page dedicated to peace and serenity (qualities our society seems to have forgotten). There is a page dedicated to my late son, a page dedicated to helping grieving parents which offers music for free, and a page for those of you looking for a way to help grieving parents. Please send me a message. I would love to hear from you. Grieving parents especially have a friend in me. May love and the sweet sound of music guide you on your journey.
Sharen Wendy Robertson
I grew up in Boston, the second oldest of seven children. I am influenced musically by rock, blues and R&B. I was married at 18 to my boyfriend of four years. Our marriage lasted 28 years and produced four beautiful children. During those 28 years I raised my four children, and at different times had a home day care business, operated a family paving business, was a waitress, a bookkeeper, a volunteer, a senior advocate, founded a non-profit literacy business for kids, created and hosted a cable television program called The Story Train, was a writer for local newspapers, taught at the college level, was a middle school Reading teacher, received my Bachelor's degree at age 39 and my Master's degree from Harvard at the age of 40, designed and built two houses, was a landlady, and worked at a dept. store.
I can honestly say that I have finally created a peaceful life, one which I now share with my cat dog, and two chickens.