"Bowen has been strumming, striking or singing into anything that resembles a guitar, drums or a microphone since he was a toddler. There were times we wondered if it was a phase, but he never once lost his passion for music. Six months ago when we found out his surgery would be this summer, we made the decision to pursue Bowen’s dream of recording and releasing his music. We had no idea what a beautiful adventure it would be for him, and for us. Many of you know that we’ve called this project Bowen’s “music wish.” Granting this wish has become one of the greatest honors of our lives as his parents, as we have pursued it by his side. On top this project being a dream come true for Bowen, it has given our family something positive and powerful to invest in during a difficult time. During a season when it would easier to drift inward toward sadness, it has helped us look outward and upward with hope.
In April of 2010, when doctors discovered Bowen’s life-threatening heart defect, we made the decision that we would embrace the story that God was writing. That we would do everything in our power to live it well, and to help Bowen do the same. As Bowen faces his third open heart surgery this Wednesday, July 31, again we place his heart in God’s hands. With hope we will believe for a good outcome, while knowing that the outcome is beyond our control. Pray with us, for our sweet boy."