Thursday, September 8, 2011

every falling tear: a giveaway.


You guys know my love for heart babies runs deep, right?  I read about any and all heart babies whenever I can, and I have loved following Bowen's Heart.  Bowen was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome just a few months before Preston was born. His daddy, Matt Hammitt, happens to be the lead singer for Sanctus Real, a Christian group.

At a time in my life when I felt so alone, constantly feeling beat down and at times hopeless, I found someone else who was going through a similar situation.  Someone else who was also barely hanging and yet unknowingly provided encouragement and inspiration to others through their blog and their music.

Matt wrote a number of songs since finding out about his son's diagnosis and during Bowen's open heart surgeries, and those songs are to be released on September 13th in an album called Every Falling Tear.  A portion of the proceeds from the album sales will go directly to a foundation the Hammitt's created called Whole Hearts Foundation, a movement towards hope for families and children suffering from congenital heart defects.

I cried (and I mean the all out lip-quivering, ugly cry) when I watched the video of Matt below for the first time.  "All of Me" is one of the singles on his new album, and I know this story and these feelings all too well.





"All of Me" from Ryan Lynch on Vimeo.


Matt's label sent me a CD (I'm listening to it right now... love it), and they've offered to giveaway three more CDs to my readers.  To enter all you have to do is leave a comment by Wednesday, September 14th and be sure to include your e-mail address if your blog account is not linked to your e-mail.


24 comments:

Queen Mama said...

I am following! I have heard a lot about Sanctus Real.

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Stefenie said...

Yay!! I'm hositng the same giveaway tomorrow on my blog. How exciting!!! Wish I would have known you were doing it we could have all linked up. Myself and two other heart moms are linking up for ours tomorrow.

Kristen said...

What an incredible testimony! Thanks for sharing!

Just the Two of US said...

Count me in! I'm a follower of your blog for awhile. a uplifting CD would be fab!


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Cheryl E. said...

Im at work right now but cant wait to hear this song. You are such a strong mama. I love it! :)

Missy said...

In tears. Love it and you!

Scott Family Blog said...

I really want this CD! I too was going through finding out our daughter would be born with a CHD and someone sent me the link to the song "All of Me." I cried like a big baby and still do every time I hear it. Thanks for sharing and I enjoy following your heart blog!
Rebecca Scott
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Jenn said...

This sounds like a great CD. Here's to hoping I win! :)

Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said...

Love this! I first heard about Bowen's heart in an interview on KSBJ on my way back from TCH one day. I had to pull over b/c I was crying so hard. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy Yetter said...

Great Christian artist!
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Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

what a terrific cd....

count me in...what a terrific talent Matt has to be able to use his music as an outlet!

The Brown Family said...

Love it! Many prayers for all of the heart babies!

Roxanne said...

Would totally love this album. So awesome how life experiences create such an avenue for compassion and the love of Christ!! :)

Shae said...

That cry you had....yeah, me, too. I'm a slobbering mess at work ha! Even if I don't win a CD, I will definitely buy one. Thanks so much for sharing!

Ungria Stell said...

I've been following Bowen's story for a while and what a great thing they are doing with their family's story. My niece was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome so I know what this is like but God is good.
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kristyo15 said...

Big tears. Great song!

Jillian Vanover said...

I would love a copy! Big fan of Sanctus Real and little Bowen!


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Lisa Johnson said...

Love the Hammitts! I can't WAIT for the CD to come out!!

Mommato2miracles said...

I have been following all about Bowen and praying for him since birth. Sanctus Real/Matt Hammitt are inspiring. I just found your blog today and would love to be enterred in this drawing. I just had a baby last week and his name is Preston:-) I hadn't known anyone else with his name until I saw your blog today:-)

M said...

Wow, what an amazing song! I will definitely be picking up a copy when the album comes out. Thanks for sharing!

Katie Cooper said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing. So very cool!

Anonymous said...

Love Sanctus Real and Matt's real life testimonies about his marriage and his children.

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rhonda said...

I would love a copy of the CD!! I am s fan of Sanctus Real and little bowen!!! I have followed his story ever since I found out about it!!! I think Preston and Bowen are God's angels sent from above!!
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aggie said...

What an impactful song. You know my story on how one song impacted my life and this song sounds like it might just be yours.