A Note From Amy’s Team…

Posted on: April 30th, 2011 by Derek 188 Comments
Amy’s mom, Gloria Grant, went home to be with the Lord this morning. Please keep Amy and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.
  • Michelle Anderson

    Dearest Amy and family,
    How hard the first Mother’s Day was I bet, not having her there. I’m so sorry for your loss at this time. May the Lord provide comfort and peace in your life. May his hands hold you when you can not hold yourself. God Bless You.

  • Nathalie Riekerk

    Amy, I’m so sorry for your lost, it must be hard.
    It was the 30th of april, in Holland we celebrate our queens birthday.
    Your mom may be seated next to the King of all Kings now.
    May you feel his loving arms surround you to comfort and strengthen you and your family.
    I will remember you in my prayers.

    with love

    Nathalie Riekerk van Wijhe

  • Brenda Coon

    I attended the concert in Macon, Ga. for Alzheimers. Vince announced the death of your mother. So sorry for your loss and you are in my prayers. I lost my mother almost six years ago and I know what you are going through. Pray God will help you get through this difficult time. Hope to see both of you in December for your Christmas tour.

  • Jennifer Bergtold

    Dear Amy, Kathy, Mimi, and Carol,
    Yesterday in church, the final hymn was I’ll Fly Away. Even though I don’t know you all, hearing about your loss made my thoughts go right to your mom as we sang. That is quite a cheerful song about dying – who knew it could be so fun? People were starting to clap and dance around – and we are a bunch of Lutherans!
    Anyway, thinking of you, your dad and all who loved your mom. Sending prayers for peace at this very difficult time.

    Jennifer

  • Cathy

    Hi Amy & all

    God uses your music through the Holy Spirit to speak to me all the time. Thanks so much for your songs.

    I’ve been a fan of yours since my teenage years. You were the first christian singer I heard on christian radio. I am now 44.

    I’ve been going through a Job trial with my future husband(Lord williing) and prior church and older sister. God WILL be making every thing beautiful in his time and wants to do a miracle an bring my “grown up christmas wish to me”. But why should I have suffering and shame when I’ve done nothing wrong, besides getting patience. Ihave to forgive the “church” everyday for keeping me from attending THEIR church and for not being in relationship with me based on the lies of the pastors. This church has been vile and unloving and deceived. I built the church up but I’m seen as the bad guy based on the accusations and lies of the pastor. Do you have any comments on trials? I love you Amy. God Bless you all. I saw you in PA in 1985 and in Boston in 1998 I believe. Cathy

  • Kevin Scheuller

    Dear Amy and family,

    From all that you’ve shared with us fans, we know how close and tight-knit you and your family are. Along with this tremendous loss your family is blessed with the firm foundation of Jesus Christ and the great gift of faith in Him. May He hold you in the palm of His hand while you navigate the days ahead. You all are in my prayers.

    Your fellow servant of Christ,
    Kevin Scheuller

  • Cathy

    How nice you had a mother’s day with your mom before she was called home. My mom passed away a while back. As you know, take extra time to have your thoughts and feelings about your mom. And God is our everything. He will take away any pain that we have. Happy belated mothers day Amy. Your very nurturing and personal and christlike so that says alot about you, God, your mom and your grandmother and others in your life. I’ll keep you in prayer.

    Thanks for the opportunity to talk with you. I’ve been very interested in actually trying to send you and email these last few month, so see you God met our needs. Praise the Lord.

    God bless your music about him and the way. Thanks for the free downloads. Thanks for taking to the road.

    Cathy

  • Allison in Texas

    Amy,

    I remember years ago watching a Mother’s Day special (I think it may have been on VH1) and your mother was featured. The thing that I noticed initially was what a beautiful and gracious woman she was. But the thing that profoundly impacted me was how she spoke of the legacy mothers pass on to their children. I don’t think I was yet a mother at the time, but it was at that moment that I realized the importance of living my life in such a way that I may pass on a legacy to my children of which they can be proud. Truly, some days, when I am just a crazy, barely-treading-water-mom, speaking to my husband and children in a manner that is anything but kind, and generally forgetting who Christ has made me to be, my mind will flash back to that clip of your mother…..though it was a brief clip, I remember thinking to myself that the grace of Christ this woman displayed is what I hope others will also see in me. What a blessing it is for my children that I happened upon that clip all those years ago.

  • http://www.lisafenstermacher.com Lisa Fenstermacher

    Dear Amy,
    The Lord always leads me to your site. I am sad and in shock. We met some years back when you did a Meet and Greet at Hechts in Tysons Corner, VA. You took my two CD’s. I had shared that I had worked with Tamara Reynolds and Mary Beth Felts and Lorrie Turk.
    you said “you work with good people.” All I know is that the Lord brought you that day and I was going through some deep losses in my life and you were there. Thank you for being there that day outside of Macy’s. You were going through a lot too. I know. I remember saying “it is such a blessing for you to be here today.” I remember the story you shared about your mom, the one about her being concerned about you before your family left for a trip abroad when you were younger. That touched me so much and has ever stayed in my memory. You have been so very gracious to share your life with the world. It’s hard for some of us to even share what’s going on with one friend let alone an entire world. I lost my birth mom when I was around 2. I also have been unable to have birth children. Loss is not easy. Yet you have shared with me and others, through the years your beautiful songs that have kept my faith off the “ledges.” Talk us down from the ledges… You have shared the beauty of family and the hope of family when sometimes I have felt without family. So your songs have filled the gaps. You have also led me back to the Lords goodness. I pray for you and your family to be held in the mighty arms of the Lord. I hope I get another chance to talk with you again. Thank you for your witness all these years to the faithfulness of a mighty God who never leaves nor forsakes us. Keep going Amy! Peace to your heart.

  • http://www.facebook.com/minipincherbr Steven Palmateer

    Dear Amy,Hopefully with a prayer of all the people you met,youll remember me,I seen you at summerfest in around the 80ish time,I was sitting down taking all your music and what you had to say in heart.I also seen you at tualitin,oregon last year or two. I have made you a very nice africa zebra wood cross or a purpleheart cross about two foot tall.I would like to see you on sept 14th in Tualitin oregon again,I live in Chehalis washington,right next to where you sang in Centralia,Washington,actually four miles away from chehalis. Is it possable to get this nice cross to you in Memory of your Mom,If you want a sneak preview of what they look like,its under my facebook page minipincherbr@yahoo.com under photos then crosses.
    Im sorry your mom passed away and Im sure she was a fantastic mom because she brought you into the world.Actually the only Christian singer I prefere to see and go.My wife has alot of dissabilities and Im pretty certain,Ill have to leave her home when we see you at your oregon concert in tualitin oregon. I hope that you can message me as it would mean so much to me,Thank you for the photo you signed and sent me,sincerely steve palmateer of Chehalis,Washington.God bless you and your Family and all that read this too.

  • Wendy Shoup

    Amy,
    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I know how you loved her. It was evident in your music and in your words. She raised a beautiful, talented, gracious, loving daughter. I am sure she raised all of her girls the same way! It’s just that I have been fortunate enough to witness your personal talent, grace and beauty, both inside and out. I and my daughter have been to several of your concerts and listen to your music continuously! I wish to send my sincere condolences and support to you and your beautiful family. May God bless you all in this time.

  • Martin Family

    Dear Amy

    We are so sorry to hear of your sad loss. I know when my mum went to be with the lord I found great comfort in your music. As you said as we did, your loss is Heavans gain. We have been praying for you and your family and both our 7 and 11 year old pray for you every night.

    However, we are only human and need to greive and the Lord understands that as he also knows what it is like to to have someone taken away even though we know we will see them again in Glory.

    We all look forward to seeing you in London soon and will continue to uphold you and your family in prayer.

    Love to you all, God Bless Peter, Maxine, Eilish and Shem from Dorset, England.

  • http://aworkinprogress-susan.blogspot.com Susan Caron

    Dear Amy & family,
    So very sorry for your loss.

  • Karen

    Thinking of you and your family. Mom’s are just so special……hoping your memories comfort you all through your loss. God bless you all…..

  • Melissa

    To Amy and family…

    Please know that many thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. You have touched so many lives throughout the years, right now it’s time for all of us to support and encourage you, Amy! I pray that you can feel all of us not only lifting you up, supporting you as you grieve the loss of your Mom… but also celebrating with you as we know that all God has promised is now hers! Through your sadness, may you also feel your Mom’s joy…for God’s word is a lamp unto our feet, and a light unto our path!

    Love and prayers to you all!

  • Clara

    To Amy and Family…
    Wishing you God’s strength during this most difficult time… the loss of a Mother is second only to the loss of a child… She will be in your thoughts everyday, but know she and God’s love are with you everyday. She is in you, in your children… and try to find comfort and peace in the knowledge that you will all be together again in His Kingdom. Life is full of trials and challenges… always look and hold on to Love. My thoughts and prayers go out for you. Cherish memories, Embrace Love and Keep keepin’ on.

  • http://blendigo.blogspot.com Brenda Arnold

    Dear Amy and Family
    I wish there was something I could say that would make this time easier. Speaking from experience, it’s going to be rough for a while. But there is hope on the other side. Allow yourself to feel whatever the emotion may be. Release, I’ve learned can be the pathway to healing. My heart breaks for all of you at this time…Time and above all love will bring you through. Love, thanks and blessings to you and your family.

  • Joey Rodriguez

    Amy and your love ones as well,
    Everybody cry in a different manner. I don’t know about you but my mother always installed in me, saying: when I am gone, who are you going to run to? My mom left me and my sister to go with the Lord on December 31, 2010 at 12:45pm. I know what it is to loose a mother who was so close to my skin. No, its not easy. I am still numbed, but not crushed. I still miss her precious voice calling out my name but she left her spirit in me, saying focus on the Lord. I know for a fact your mother said the same thing. I will be praying for you and your love ones as well. I know you will prevail in Christ Alone.

  • Trudi Metheny

    Love & prayers to you and your family Amy. I especially remember the moment with your mother & sisters that you shared with me and the world on Oprah. It was such a beautiful moment. Anytime I saw you with your Mother I could tell what a special relationship you have had with her. Thank you for letting us be a part of your lives. May God bless you and give you a peace that passes all understanding. I hope she gets to meet my Dad. He would play her a song on his guitar for sure. Again, love & prayers always, Trudi

  • Tina Manley

    Amy, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. My prayers and love go to you are your family. My mother and mother-in-law both have gone to be with Jesus. Be at peace and trust in Jesus. Our love ones are with him, no more pain or sorrow, just peace and happiness. My prayers and blessing to you and your family always. Peace, tina

  • wellington

    Dear Amy and family , Amy it´s simply incredible how you communicate with us. I honestly have followed your career in music for so long that at every song you´ve written, you always try to get a message across, so in your last album, I could feel or maybe predict your pain and sorrow knowing that your mother wasn´t doing well these days. It´s plain to see that. You´re very honest to yourself and to all the people around you Well , I´m very sorry for you and your family but I´m sure the lord will give you peace, encouragement and strength to carry on. God Bless you all. Wellington de Paula.

  • Jill L.

    Amy,
    After all of the comfort your music has provided so many of us during our times of need, I pray that you will find the comfort you need to move through this difficult time. I have always been inspired by your wonderful sense of humor as you reflect upon life. While this is a difficult path in your life journey, I hope you are able to maintain the part of you that finds joy and humor despite the circumstances. There are many of us here for you. I wish I could have brought a casserole over, but this will have to do.
    Jill L.

  • Patti Baker

    Dear Amy and Family,

    I am an only child and lost my mother a few years ago and miss her daily. My life will never be as it was. We lost her to breast cancer and bone cancer. I have a loving family, but there will always be a void in my life. I know she is at peace with the Lord and no longer suffers. Please accept my sincere sympathy, and I hope that these replies will help you get through this difficult time, as your music and lyrics helped me, at the time of my mother’s passing and continues to do so.
    My mother and I watched the Oprah Winfrey Show where you and your sisters surprised your mother, and gave her a new photo album for the one that was lost. My mother commented on how pretty your mother was and how you looked like her. My mother surprised me twice with tickets to your show knowing what a fan I was. I will always be grateful to my mother for that. The one show my mother bought tickets for was at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh. On the way to the concert, we got a phone call that my husbands mother’s colon cancer had reaccured and there was nothing they could do. It was pouring rain with hail, and we cried the whole way to the concert. That concert was very inspirational for us. You have touched our lives in so many ways. I hope these replies you receive help, in even just a little way, as you have helped us, and pay tribute to your beautiful mother and the legacy that she leaves.

    God Bless you and your Family

  • Karen im Germany

    Dear Amy,
    I´m so sorry for your lost. I pray for you and your family that GOD may hold you in his hand and lead you through this hard time of life so you can feel his love every minute all over.

    Be blessed!
    Greetings from Germany,
    Karen

  • Heidi Mumford

    Sending my love and prayers to you Amy. x

    Really looking forward to seeing you in Croydon in July. What a lovely surprise to hear you are playing live here soon! Best wishes, Heidi xx

  • Debbie Robinson

    Prayers from Wollongong in Australia to Gods throne in heaven are asking for your comfort at this time. with Christain love
    Debbie

  • Renee Babb

    Dear Amy,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. As days go by it is comforting to know that your Mom is in the arms of Jesus. It is still hard because she will be missed greatly. May you feel his pease and comfort during this time.

    Warmly,

    Renee Babb
    Hillsboro OR

  • Mathew Hugo

    Dearest Amy,

    I’m really sorry for your loss. Just remember she will always be with you in everything that you do and she loves you very much. may god continue to bless you.

    lots of love

  • Kay H

    My sympathies to you and your family in the loss of your mother. I lost my mom on January 28, 2011 to cancer (we just found out about it two days before) so I know what you are going through. It is very hard to say goodbye to a parent, especially so suddenly. But I know she is in a better place with no more pain. Thank you for sharing your music with the world. You are an inspiration to any one who hears your story. God bless you and your family.

  • Calogero

    Dear Amy, I perfectly know what it takes to miss a mom. Mine went to be with the Lord last year, in a moment we all needed her most in the family. A cancer. She was 62 years old. My father and her were like one. My wife was almost in her 8th month pregnancy when my mom left. For just a couple of weeks, she could’ve seen our son Anthony and kept him in her arms. 2 Years before, my mother-in-law preceeded her and went to be with the Lord too, same cancer, at age 58. So my wife and I both know how you may feel in this very moment. We both lost the most lovely and gentle mothers one could hope to have. Lot’s of why’s remained without answers. But we firmly hang upon Christ promises, and definitely know that somewhere down the road, there’ll be answers to our questions.. With all our love and care to you and your sisters. Calogero, from Belgium.

  • Scott Egginton

    Dear Amy,

    I am so very sorry to hear of your Mum, sometimes life is very sad and can sometimes seem pointless. But one day there will be no more tears.

    You have done alot for other people in your ministry(including me), may God bless you & your family.

    Scott – Australia

  • Jamie Friedlander

    You and your family are in my prayers. My mom and I are very close too. We went to several of your concerts together. I lost my grandmother 4 years ago. You have always been my favorite singer ever since Heart In Motion came out.

  • Lisa Gray

    Oh, Amy, I’m so sorry. I just lost my mom, too. To Alzheimer’s. We had a great final Mother’s Day with her, and then she went downhill fast after that day and we lost her on May 25th. Perhaps they’ll meet in heaven and say “hello” to each other. My prayers are with you!

  • Carol Johnson

    Amy, I am so sorry. I just lost my mom on March 13th, 2011. She would have been 87 yrs. old on the 18th of March. All of my prayers are with you and your family.

  • Auntie Ro

    Today, look up and give God Glory… You know where your Mom is at, waiting…. But days will be long for your thoughts, hold on and remember all the Wonderful times together… My mom has left me over 24 years ago and sometimes it seems like yesterday. Your Love can never be removed or fade… I say don’t be strong & cry, if need to be cause it will always be a little different now… No words to comfort you & your family but hope God loving arms are felt around you as He is there with you…

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  • Debbie Kelly Bartz

    Amy being that I have a teen daughter and a pre teen son, my life is so busy that I’m just now hearing about the death of your mom. I know it was months ago but I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your mom from Belmont and she was always so sweet.

  • Maria Sinclair

    I was adopted and I dont see my family anymore. I love Jesus and he has blessed my life so much it stuns me at times.I want to thank you for singing wonderful songs. Because of you and Micheal W Smith I have reasons to live a life of faith, bravery and confidence in the Lord Christ. Your mom through you has blessed many people all over the world and will continue through your strength in Christian ministry.May you and your family feel the warmth and confort of El Shadai in every moment and be filled with his healing Holy Spirit and that Abba Father rejoice in your singing once again. So sorry for your loss Amy. May Jesus bless you every day again and again.and more. THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC!

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