I want to talk to you about the book I'm reading right now. Because it's beautiful and inspiring…and I truly think you would all love it.
There is absolutely nothing more inspiring to me than people using scary and heartbreaking times to help and lift up others.
And that's exactly what Zach Sobiech did. In the middle of the scariest time of his life (a battle with osteosarcoma) this amazing teen wrote an uplifting and encouraging song that eventually hit #1 on iTunes.
My girls and I watched Zach's video the day he passed away and he impacted each of us in a profound way. He lived fully and without hesitation. And he touched me in a way I'll never forget. When I was asked to read the book and share a bit about it…I said yes without hesitation.
Fly a Little higher is a testament of God's grace and a mother's fierce and undying love. And I can't lie. It's both breaking my heart and lifting me up at the same time. I've pretty much read the entire thing with tears on my cheeks but with a smile on my face.
Here's a bit about the book:
Okay, Lord, you can have him. But if he must die, I want it to be for something big. I want someone's life to be changed forever."
This is what Laura Sobiech prayed when she found out her seventeen-year-old son had only one year to live. With this desperate prayer, she released her son to God's will.
At that point, Zach Sobiech was just another teenager battling cancer. When his mother told him to think about writing good-bye letters to family and friends, he decided instead to write songs. One of them, "Clouds," captured hearts and changed not one life but millions, making him an international sensation.
But Zach's story is not just about music. It's a testament to what can happen when you live as if each day might be your last. It's a story about the human spirit. It's about how God used a dying boy from a small town in Minnesota to touch the hearts of millions—including top executives in the music industry, major music artists, news anchors, talk show hosts, actors, priests and pastors, and school children across the globe.
Zach once said, "I want to be known as the kid who went down fighting, and didn't really lose." Fly a Little Higher is about how God used Zach to do something big.
Fly a Little Higher is written by Laura Sobiech, the mother of Zach Sobiech. Laura spent the last three years walking the road of cancer with her teenage son, Zach, and blogging about their battle with the disease. Zach wrote the song “Clouds” which hit #1 on iTunes the same week he passed away in May 2013.
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