About

Full-time wife and mother. Part-time songwriter. Disciple of Jesus Christ.
 
I write songs of faith for the people I love, and I never think anyone else will hear them. But they usually do. You've probably heard a few yourself, and that's why you're here. Welcome to my site. Please feel free to contact me by sending me an email at the address below.

 

I don't know what a perfect family looks like, but I know what a happy family looks like, and only once in a while does it look like the pictures. The rest of the time, it's a little chaotic. Or a lot. But despite all of our noise and our messiness, I can't think of a group of people I'd rather be with than my family -- which is a good thing, because I believe that families can be together forever.

 

I never wanted to pursue a career--I just wanted to be a mom. I couldn't think of a better place for me to be than home, or of a better person to raise my children than me. But along the pathway of family life, I've found a few little gems of personal opportunity, and I've had some great experiences while pursuing them. Still, I'm first and foremost a mom, and now a grandma, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Following is a list of random things about me, if you're interested.
      • I'm a homebody.
      • I only own 8 pairs of shoes, and I only ever wear 4 or 5 of them.
      • I took up snow skiing when I was 30 and wakeboarding when I was 40. I finally settled on music, where I can stay warm and I never face plant.
      • I didn’t start writing songs until about 10 years ago.
      • I would take a really good hot dog over a steak any day, and I don’t care what’s in it.
      • After 8 collective years in college, I finally graduated with my music degree in 2009.
      • We have 5 children -- 3 in medical school and 2 in college. So much for saving for retirement!
      • I watched them play in about 1500 baseball games and 500 basketball games over the years, and I loved every minute of it.
      • One of my favorite memories ever is riding double on a scooter in the Swiss Alps with my only daughter.
      • When I was 12, Happy Days was the edgiest show on TV. And my parents wouldn’t let me watch it.
      • My kids are my best friends.
      • I credit insomnia for every decent project I’ve ever done.
      • Having too many choices makes me crazy (8-page menus, 700 TV channels, WalMart....)
      • I have a deep and abiding faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ, which gives me direction, purpose and peace.
      • The best thing I’ve ever done is marry John.

In my spare time, I teach piano lessons and frequently give presentations about unplugging the Christmas machine and making more room for the Savior in our lives. If you would like to schedule a presentation for your group (it's free and I don't bring CD's to sell or anything like that), you may email me at shawna(at)shawnaedwardsmusic(dot)com.

Shawna

 

 

 

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