After sharing Everly’s story, I got separate emails from both Angela and Matt, telling me they had written songs inspired by Everly.
I listen to these songs often, and they help me lean into my pain and find some hope. My cousin Tim Lauer put it well:
I suppose in a situation that feels so helpless …and anything we might say seems ridiculous, we responded in the way that was most natural for us.
Please check out their songs below and their other amazing work as well.
Sung by Jessie Early
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By Matt Dally
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I’m not crying, you’re crying! 😭