Sharing the story

There was no new column this week because I was a little under the weather and little overwhelmed with the weight of the world’s issues these days. I just couldn’t find the right words or the energy to reflect in the way I felt I needed to.

And then of course, we were preparing for our branding and welcoming our favorite people onto the ranch to do the work we love, and so I let that consume me the way I needed it to.


Some news outlets have been reaching out, wanting to share the story of the health issue I’m facing, and I want to share it in the hope that it might encourage others. Being grateful is the only way I’ve found to move through life’s rough situations. But everyone has bad days, and I want to make sure it’s clear that I have them too, I feel frustrated and worried and scared, but I also feel optimistic and full of the same energy I’ve always had to do the work that I love and the things that I love to do with my family.

This is not the way I intended to promote this upcoming album, and I hope you stay tuned for more stories about the people involved in this project and the songs we chose.

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This cancer thing is just a blip, a blip that helps put some very important things in perspective. But I want you to know that I feel the love you’re sending my way and I appreciate this community that has cheered me on throughout my time as a musician and writer, and especially now in my role as a mom.

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Quilts sent by a friend, with one for me so we have something that ties us together when I’m off to my next surgery. 

I am learning from you on how to lift and support others, because now I know what it feels like to be on this side of things. Lessons every day. Living with intention and open hearts. That’s what I hope to pass on to my girls while I grow to be an old, old lady and they grow up to be a healthy amount of embarrassed of me. Much love to you and yours. I’ll keep you posted, as always 🙂

In the meantime, watch the KFYR News story for an update below.

Jessie Veeder: Battling cancer and counting her blessings  
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11 thoughts on “Sharing the story

  1. I have followed you, your wonderful column and music since you began. However, perhaps the even greater gift you share is your sweet love of everything….your children, your dear husband and the rest of your family. You have taught us so much….

    I am sincerely praying for a complete return of your health.

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