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.
  • Barbara Shaw

    My deepest sympathies go to you and your family, Amy. Losing a mother is losing someone you have never been without. You and she were together since you were created. The Lord will bless and keep her and keep you both in the palms of His hands. Love Barb

  • Debby Cummings

    My family’s prayers and thoughts are with the Grant family. We rejoice with you knowing your mother is with the Lord. We also know that this Mother’s Day will be difficult. May God continue to give you His strength and reassurance in the days ahead.

  • Steve Wines

    Amy, I am so sorry about your loss. I know your Mom is in a better place. I will keep you & your family in my prayers!!

  • Sharon Hinkley

    Dear Amy,
    My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your beloved mother. From having lost my own mother three years ago, I know there is some comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering and that she has gone to be with the Lord in heaven where you will see her again one day but even that knowledge cannot take away the pain of your loss or stop you from wishing she was still here with you. I still wish on a daily basis that I could pick up the phone and hear my mom’s voice or give her a big hug. I pray that God will be with you during this difficult time and that he will lessen the pain you are feeling right now but know that it is perfectly alright to be sad and to cry. Don’t feel that you should grieve any less just because you are a Christian. I hope you will draw strength and comfort from the many messages from your fans and all the love we have for you. Your music has been a source of comfort and strength for me since I was quite young as I’m sure it has for many people, so it is good that we can try to give some of that back to you now.

    Much love from a long time fan,
    Sharon

  • Barb

    I am very sorry about the loss of your beloved Mom. Please know I am thinking of you and your family, and keeping you in my prayers. I will be praying for all of you in the days and weeks to come.
    With Sincere Sympathy,
    Barb

  • Heather Demarest

    So sorry to hear about your loss! My prayers go out to you and your family! May you be uplifted by fond and wonderful memories of your mom, in this time of sadness!

  • http://www.csidephoto.me kellie knieper

    dear sweet amy,

    please come to our place, it is small although much love and joy here!
    and children! smiles

    i love jesus with all my heart and i am trusting Him to care and comfort you and yours through this time, bringing restoration and healing to your heart and your babies…

    love you amy,
    thank you for blessing and refreshing so many lives in jesus’ name, keep it up girl!
    He is smiling over you!

    lovingly,
    kellie knieper
    psalm 103

  • Judi Schutz

    Amy, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I am blessed to still have my mom with me but I know some day that wont be the case. I cant even imagine how difficult this is for you and your family. I hope you can find some comfort in the knowledge that she is in the arms of Jesus and is looking down on you. As you celebrate this first Mother’s Day without her… I hope you remember the great times you had with her and Thank God for the blessing of the wonderful Mom and woman she was. I know she will always be in your heart and I know she will be watching over you. Look for her in all things around you, she will be there.
    God Bless You Amy!

  • J.J. Schambow

    Dear Amy,
    My heart goes out to you and your family. I am praying for all of you. From photos, your mom was a beautiful woman on the outside, but I understand that was only a fraction of her inner beauty. Peace, comfort and strength to your entire family.

    Love,
    J.J. Schambow

    THE IRISH BLESSING
    May the road rise to meet you.
    May the wind blow at your back.
    May the sun shine warmly on your face.
    May the rain fall softly on your fields.
    And until we meet again.
    Until we meet again.
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
    Amen.

  • http://www.jayosmond.com Terri Shoemaker

    So very sorry for your loss…Jay Osmond extends his sympathies to you as well. If you remember, the Osmonds lost their dear mother on Mother’s Day seven years ago, and today is her birthday – so this time of year is always tough for them and they know how
    you must be feeling. Our hearts go out to you and your family. The Osmond Brothers think very highly of you, as do I…and obviously many, many of us out here send our prayers to you during this difficult time.
    With love,
    Terri

  • Toni Wright

    Amy and family,
    I know the pain you feel at this time from losing your Mother. I still miss mine every day, but we can draw comfort in knowing we will be reunited with her and other loved ones one day. You will continue to feel her presence in your heart. Cherish those moments, and all of the lifelong memories. As Christians, we feel the Lord’s mighty arms holding us during these sad times, and giving us peace that passes all understanding. May your sweet voice continue to minister. You and your family are in my prayers. God’s richest blessings to you!

  • Lena

    Love to you as you go through this emotional and sensitive time. God will comfort you and give you his amazing strength as you lean on HIM and as you re-live your memories of your mom and your family! God Bless You!

  • Cheryl Barnes

    I’m very sorry for your loss. My Dad passed away in 97. I know how hard it is. May the Lord give you peace through this time.

  • Rob ballard

    Amy and Family,
    So sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Respectfully,
    Rob Ballard

  • Patty Wilson

    May you be comforted by memories of your mom and by the promises of God. When I miss my mom the most and wish for just ten minutes time with her, I think to myself, what would she say to me in this situation or that setting. I know what she would be saying. So, I just do that. I won’t say, sorry for your loss, because that indicates that you don’t know where she is. She isn’t lost. You know where she is, where she has gone to. I’m glad that you chose Hospice care. As a Hospice nurse, it’s a very natural parting from this life with family near. Take care, Patty Wilson

  • Valerie Ann Moore

    Dear Amy,
    I know that y’all know she is ALIVE & WELL on those shining streets of Glory, but it’s still tough to say good-bye– or really, so long– for a while. I always like to think that our loved ones who make it to Heaven are helping to get our family mansion(s) ready for those still on the way. I’m sure Mrs. Grant is very busy right now, doing just that. And you know how time flies, the older we get. So, don’t dispair! Her best Hug is waiting for you, and then you will never have to say good-bye for Evermore.
    May God continue to hold and comfort you in these days. ((( 0 ))) from me.
    Valerie

  • Deborah Anderson

    Oh Amy and family,

    My heart goes out to you and your loved ones. Nothing compares to the richness and compassion of a mother’s love and compassion. I know you shared much of this with her. I wish I could wipe away your tears, but you’ve got Jesus and you r family for that. I’m grateful your all surrounded by people who genuinely love you. I hope you find comfort knowing she walks with God. I’ll keep you all in my prayers.

    Love Always,
    Deb

  • Karen Allison

    Dear Amy,

    While I rejoice with you that you will see your Mom on the other side some day, I am sorry for the sadness of loss that you face in this fallen world where death is a reality. May your memories be vivid and warm as you grieve.

    Blessings,
    Karen A.

  • Beck Basch-Hendren

    Dearest Amy,

    I am so sorry for your loss and so sorry you are hurting. You were clearly blessed to be a blessing by your mom and you are part of her legacy. That blessing not only extends to your children and family, but to all the people whom you’ve touched and spoken to through your music and your willingness to share your life and heart. Thousands of people have been blessed over the years because your mom blessed you. What an amazing testimony!

    It’s been many years since I’ve spoken to you (back when I worked in the music industry here in California), but you and your family have remained in my prayers and as I continue to listen to your music, I still feel you are a kindred spirit. I am coming out of a season of loss that started in 2004 and continued until September of 2010. By the last one, I felt so overwhelmed and heartbroken but God allowed me to see the other side just a little bit and I want to encourage you that your mom is right there with you. Interestingly, a few months ago I started to feel like God was calling me back to the music business and you have been heavy on my heart. I have so wanted to tell you what God did and when it’s appropriate I will.

    Please take care of yourself and take whatever time you need to be with your family. You all remain in my prayers and thanks again for sharing your heart and soul with so many of us. I hope you are lifted up by the love and prayers of those of us whom you’ve blessed so much over the years.
    Love,
    Becki Basch-Hendren

  • Theresa G.

    Words will never express how you feel at this time.I lost my Mother 9 years ago and the emptiness is still there. It will never leave and shouldn’t ,she gave us life.Tears still come at the most unexpected times. Wishing the love of memories and knowing she is in the most wonderful place hopfully will help. You have a great support team behind you and your family. God bless.

  • http://matisun@aol.com Matisun B.

    Dearest Amy and all your family,
    May the love you shared with your mother and all the sweet memories you have carry you through these times. I am very sorry for your loss. My Love and prayers are with you. I know she is still close by you and with just a thought your hearts and spirits will connect. God bless you all, giving you strength and comfort. Big hugs and much love, Matisun

  • Karen M.

    I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your mom, especially so close to Mother’s Day.
    Not too long before my mom passed away suddenly (on Christmas Day 6 years ago), I asked her how she ever got over the loss of her mom, 40+ years earlier. Her reply was “You don’t ever get over it, but if you pray really hard, God helps you through it and day by day, the pain becomes a little more bearable.” I’ve found those words to be true, but I still miss her terribly. With Love in Christ, Karen

  • Valli Dunham

    Am very sorry to hear about your great loss, Amy, of your mom. Oh how precious are our mothers in life. I am praising God for her gracefun entrance into Heaven. My prayers are offered up for you and your entire family. May God comfort you during this time. I have no doubt that you will surely miss her, but know God is so taking care of her now. God Bless You and your family
    Valli Dunham

  • Pam

    Amy,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my beloved father in 2008 and my mother in 2010.
    Although I know they are not suffering anymore and are in a better place, the human part
    of me did not want them to leave. I miss them each and every day. During their illnesses and many other times in my life, your music has touched my heart. I could not listen to the lines about your mother in Unafraid or the part about a dying man giving up the fight in Better Than A Hallelujah without crying for a long time. El Shaddai was sung at a dear
    friend’s funeral years ago. Your music means so much to me and has for many years.
    I wish I could somehow return the favor and comfort you at this time. I will do the only thing I can which is to pray for you and your family. Always remember that Somewhere down the road we will see our loved ones again. Thanks for your gift to us.

  • Mary Hawkins

    Amy, you’re such a blessing to millions of fans, and future Christians who have yet to hear you! I can’t imagine how proud your mother must have been to have you as a daughter! My mom passed away before I had my kids, so I’m glad you had your mother long enough to bless her with grandchildren. I do talk about memories, special things she’d say or like often with my kids, so I hope they feel like they know her anyway! Keep her memory alive by talking about all the things that made her so special, and it will help. Hey, write a song about what it’s like to lose your mother, and that could be a comfort to many. Prayers to you and your family!
    ps- thanks for the wonderful Redlands, CA concert at “The Packing House”, such an awesome night!!

  • Lisa Adams

    Amy,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear Mom. Her memories must all be sweet and crystal clear now…. remembering every trip to Daffodil Hill ! I will lift you and all of your family up in prayer asking for perfect peace and comfort to overwhelm you. Thank you again for the blessing that you are and give to so many.
    Lisa

  • Jennifer O.

    Hi Amy,

    My deepest sympathies are with you and your family. I feel as if I can almost “understand” the great loss that Y’all are feeling, as my dear Dad lost his battle with Leukemia 3 years ago, at age 77; but I was only 40 years old at the time. However, my family and I all knew that our Lord Jesus was “calling” him Home……. However, we always think of my Dad [Duane], when we hear the song, “I Can Only Imagine” ….. And, now your dear mother knows that answer to that question, just like my dear Dad does……… And, they are LITERALLY “in His Presence” now ! It continues to be very difficult for us as a family since his passing, though, as my Dad was such a gentle, caring, Christian man. I just pray that some of that “rubbed off” on me, so that I can continue his “legacy” of sharing God’s Love with others……..

    Goodness, it seems as though I have always searched your songs for comfort in the Lord, my dear Miss Amy. I pray that the giver of our sweet salvation, Christ Jesus alone, will speak to you during this time of grieving….. Know that my prayers are with you.

    I wish that I could give you a big “bear hug” like the one that you surprised me with while I was living in Houston, TX in October 2002, after one of your small venue “Legacy of Hymns and Faith” concerts. It was the one and only time that the Lord has ever allowed me to meet you, and it was quite “by accident”, too. Then, again, I no longer believe in that; I consider it to be one of God’s “un-coincidences”; because I had been praying for such a brief meeting could happen between the two of us for approximately 15 years prior to that time. I was also studying Beth Moore’s online Bible study, “Believing God” at that time, so I simply considered our precious couple of minutes to be what Miss Beth calls “a GodSTOP”; which means “Savoring The Observable Presence Of God”; as I KNOW just how much I needed to feel His Love from a special person of God like yourself right at that exact point in my life. And, as I told you then, I will share with you again: “Your music/songs have always touched my heart deeply.”

    I did think of some verses for you. Look up Isaiah 61:1-3, then go see how Jesus proclaims that it was written as HIS “job description” in Luke 4:17-24. Let Jesus “hold you” now, Miss Amy…………… He is willing and able ………….. And, let Him soothingly sing “your song” back to you: “Let me say once more that I Love you . . . ”

    Love to you in Christ Jesus,

    Jennifer Olmstead

    Janesville, Wisconsin

  • Tina

    Dear Amy and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother but so thankful that she is with the Lord. I will be praying for you and the rest of the family for God’s peace and comfort for the difficult days ahead. May He bring you special joy as you remember and celebrate the wonderful life of your mom.
    God bless,
    Tina

  • http://tvcuresdepression.blogspot.com Laura Fissinger

    Dear Amy and family –

    My heart hurts for you and your dearest ones. My prayers, most certainly, are with you, and will continue to be with you. I’m glad tonight to have a copy of your book, Mosaic, to look through — it’s a way of thinking about your Mom and your clan with great thanks to God.

    Laura

  • Suziane Naftalia

    Dear Amy,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May the Lord Jesus Christ gives you and family the strength during these times. May He comforts you with His love and keep you. Be blessed.

  • SALLY

    AMY..MY PRECIOUS SISTER IN CHRIST..WEEPING WITH YOU..REJOICING WITH YOU..MUCH LOVE ..SALLY

  • Melody Martin

    Dear, sweet Amy,
    So many of these condolences mention the loss of their own parent. I have not yet lost my own mother, but reading their comments and pondering your pain and the words of your song, Unafraid, brings me to tears again and again. I agree that knowledge of the Resurrection does not diminish the hole left in our hearts when we separate. I tell my mom often that, when she gets to the other side, I want her to establish the long-distance line that will connect us! I may need help with one of her recipes someday! I often ask my Father in Heaven to say hello to my dad, grandma, sister, or other loved one…although busy, I’m sure they get the message.
    I recently watched the movie, Rabbit Hole, where Nicole Kidman plays Becca, who loses her 4-year-old son. She asks her mother, who lost a grown son, if the pain ever goes away. The mom explains no, that it just changes until you can handle it. I think that is what Christ and the Holy Spirit do for us.
    Like many others, I feel like we are kindred spirits…(besides the fact we truly are!) and I want to express to you my deepest sympathy. But “the only way out is through” so I suggest that you and your sisters gather together in one of your living rooms, just the 4 of you and a recorder, and talk about all the memories of your mom….no rules, no boundaries…laugh and cry! Laughter AND tears can co-exist! It’s all part of life, this amazing ride! And it will provide closure, bonding, healing, and even some history to be written down later.
    I’m sorry to hear you’ll be back on the road again soon. Please don’t rush. Take time with your loved ones…we will still be here when you are ready!
    Our prayers are with you!
    Much love, admiration, and appreciation from a fan, a friend, and a “sister,”
    Melody

  • Nancy

    There is no one who can begin to understand your loss unless they have lived through the passing of their own mother. Our moms are our hearts and so despite their passing, we carry them and what they taught us always within our deepest being. Someone once said, “my mother taught me everything I know except how to live without her.” My deepest sympathies and prayers in the journey of dark days into the light of joyful remembrance.

  • Amy Maxfield

    Amy,
    My heart hurts for you and your family at this time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    She will always ‘color your world’. God’s blessings to you,
    Amy

  • Andrea

    So sorry to hear about your Mom. You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

  • NANCY JODION

    Love you Amy, sorry to here about your mom .
    You and your family are in my prayers now and
    always. May the lord’s love and comfort be
    with you when you need him the most and to all.

    xxx nancy jodoin PEACE

  • Susan Balina

    Dear Amy & Family,
    With much love and support I send this note to you. I am sorry to her of the news of your Mom’s passing. Though her ‘cup runneth over’ right now, her presence will be missed on the earth. Know that you have friends in NJ praying for you!
    Love Always, Susan

  • Patricia

    Amy I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your amazing mother, Although I never knew herI still feel your pain. 15 years ago my mom passed away and I think about her every day! She is walking with God now on his streets of gold, and I know this mother’s day will be hard but you still have all the beautiful and wonderful memories of your mom! So sorry that you are hurting right now but just knowing that others care and sympathize with you maybe will help you through your pain!

    May God be near to you and yor family at this difficult time, a long time fan in Canada Patricia

  • Karen C.

    Amy:

    May you be comforted with her memories and the love she leaves behind. God Bless you and your family.

    With love and prayers – a long time fan. Karen

  • Sara

    Oh Amy- So sorry for your loss!
    I can only imagine…
    How your mom will be celebrating this mother’s day…
    Dancing in the arms of Jesus!

    Be uplifted- be encouraged- as you have done and been for so many for so long.

    Praying for you!

  • Julie Aitchison

    Dear Amy,
    I hope you’ll find comfort with the beautiful memories of your mother. I sat behind your dad and mom at a Christmas concert, your first one at the Curb Center. I didn’t speak to them and respected their privacy. But I was impressed with how much they focused on your show and how much love they seemed to have between them. I had to believe that they had seen you perform many times, but they were so quietly focused – it warmed my heart. You’ve been so blessed with such a wonderful mom. Although Sunday may be bitter sweet for you, I want to wish you Happy Mother’s Day. You deserve good things.
    A fan from the start,
    Julie

  • http://www.TheResumeShopINK.com Jerome Imhoff

    Dear Amy~
    I send you my heartfelt sympathy at the loss of your mother. My father passed away just over a year ago, and I know that nothing can prepare you for the loss of a parent. I think about Dad everyday. I am comforted in knowing that Dad is in the presence of our most awesome God. And, I feel an intense closeness and love between Dad and me that I could not have felt before because it was hindered by the trappings of this world. I pray that the coming days will bring you a quiet peace and joy in the knowledge that your mom is worship our blessed Savior with the angels.

    When Dad died, I listened to your song “Imagine” over and over… May you also find solace in the truth of its message. For those of us who believe, we know that life does not end when our time on Earth is over, it merely changes and becomes perfected.

    Pax Christi!
    Jerome

  • Karen Peninger

    Amy………my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My husband, John and I will have been married 35 years on the 15th of May. Your music and beautiful voice have been part of ALL those years and we were blessed to see you and Vince here in Evansville, Indiana some years ago. My Mother died in 2003, my Father in 2005, and a wonderful Mother-in-Law in 2007. It has been hard. Today, I took flowers to the cemetary and decided to concentrate more on being thankful for their lives, than being sad that they are no longer with me. They are in Heaven with your Mother and we will see them again!!! He does tell us……”I go to prepare a place for you….” What a beautiful promise. God bless you and Vince for all you do for Nashville…..my son and daughter-in-law live there and they appreciate you, too. Hope to see you again, soon. Much Love……..

  • Penny

    Amy, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’ passing. With your faith you know where she is but that doesn’t make it any easier. I lost my mother 10 years ago and a day does not go by where I don’t think of her. You sang a song 25 years ago when my father passed away called In a Little While, I believe it was on your Arm’s of Love album. It brought me peace then and still does. I know this will be a hard mother’s day for you, but just know there will be many of your fans praying for peace for you and your family,

  • http://www.CarrickMinistries.com Julie Carrick

    Amy and the entire Grant family,
    I pray that our Lord will fill you and your family with all the grace you need at this time.
    May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace.
    Julie

  • barry christiansen

    thanksGod bless you guys too.

  • http://amygrant.com Becky H.

    May 08, 2011
    Sunday
    Mother’s’ Day 2011
    7:16 a.m.
    Amy and Family:
    I have always prayed for you. I will continue to do so. We are spiritual family. I empathize
    with you. Any way that you express yourselves is the Spirit’s’ prayer and acceptable.
    Amy, I would be honored and humbled to be your pen pal.
    Love Always, Becky

  • http://amygrant.com Becky H.

    P.S. When you feel like you can’t breathe, that you have no breath left in you, just trust the
    Spirit to breathe for you. I am always your Sister, I am always your Friend, I am always your
    Prayer Partner. Love Always, Becky H. Since 1976…and onward…forever…

  • Bobbi Jo

    I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers and know theres angel in heaven watching over you. Again you have my deepest sympathy. A long time fan…… Bobbi Jo

  • Pammi Sue

    You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. Deepest sympathy to you! I am a fan of yours for many years now and wish you a heart full of LOVE! …. Pammi Sue

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