The first time I heard the song Baby Don't Cry I immediately thought of my daddy. Every lyric told the story of our relationship & described how he had in fact "flown to me as fast as he could" to rescue me on many occasions. I told my daddy that when I was home for Thanksgiving I had a special song I wanted to play for him. I never imagined that when I got to play him what I believed to be "our theme song" it would be at his funeral. Sadly, on November 13, 2010 he was taken from me by a car accident. A part of me is sure he must have heard it from heaven. As I am a huge Jamey Johnson fan, my husband was afraid I would never be able to listen to it again. However, it has been the complete opposite. My heart is broken, and as an only child one of my greatest fears has come true. Sometimes I feel like I can't breathe, and that's when I sing this song to myself. I also sing it to myself as I cry myself to sleep. I know that I will never be able to "pick up the phone" to call him, but I know that he is always here with me watching over me. This song helps lift & sustain me. For that I will always be grateful to you Jamey! We were lucky enough to have had 3rd row seats when you were in Little Rock on Oct 2, 2010 and wish there was an opportunity to thank you in person when you come back to Little Rock on February 9, 2011. God Bless!
From The Daughter of Norman Parker,
Shannon Parker Keton
Little Rock, Ar.