Voice of an Angel
There are times when we hear a song that really captures our heart and leaves us wondering who the person is behind the voice especially when that person is a child. It is refreshing when we hear something new and inspiring and with a distinctive style. Sometimes we are quite surprised when we learn of the artist. It was last Christmastime when I first heard Rhema Marvanne, a young girl who sang so beautifully and captured the spirit of the holiday season. I was immediately impressed and was captured by her singing voice and her maturity for such a young child. I often wonder what inspires an artist to sing with such passion and beauty.
There is nothing more beautiful then the innocence and dreams of a child. As we have come to learn in life there is hardship and triumph and we can't experience the uplifting moments without going through the painful ones too. It seems unfair that children also have to experience these difficult and very sad realities of life.
Children have a way of dealing with heartbreak and tragedy in their own special way but they also have to experience the stages and too have to grieve and come to terms with the loss and sorrow they feel. For a child it is one of the most saddest times when they lose a parent who meant so much to them. I can't even imagine what goes through a child's mind when such heartbreak occurs. For a child their parent is their whole world and when they lose them it is like the safety and comfort they always known is now gone forever and their lives are no longer ever going to be normal.
For a child it seems though their pain is very real and the shock of losing someone so close to them is fresh they seem to come around but they need a very supportive family to help them get through it. They also will require people in their lives who will step up to fulfill the void they feel. This does not happen overnight but the surviving parent must now take on both roles and will have to adapt and do all they can to protect their child and help them through their emotional struggles even as they go through them also.
When a child has a connection to a parent they will find trust and love as they form a bond that hopefully will last and that relationship between parent and child is based on an unconditional love that is very special. The bond of a mother and a daughter is one of the most beautiful of relationships and you would hope one that lasts forever. Unfortunately this is not the case and sometimes the bond is broken way too soon if the mother or child is ill and requires hospitalization and eventually succumbs to their illness. This is the sad truth for Rhema Marvanne who had a very beautiful and loving relationship with her mother, Wendi Marvanne who was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer. Rhema was only 3 years old when her mother underwent chemotherapy and treatment and she saw her in a great deal of pain. Rhema learned a very painful lesson in life that not many children experience. The beauty of their relationship was the love they had for each other and her mother's love of Gospel music which touched Rhema's heart. Rhema had lived through her mother's struggles from when she learned her mother was first diagnosed to when she stood by her mother's side and saw her take her last breath as a 6 year old little girl. It was three years of separation and many visits at the hospital. Through it all Rhema stayed strong for her mother and was always there for her with her father.
When I heard her story I just cried and felt so sad for her but I felt touched when I heard her voice as she sang Amazing Grace which was so inspiring and so beautiful. I could not hold back the tears as I listened to her angelic voice. She is so very talented and she touches all who hears her sing. I started to watch her videos on YouTube and saw some of her Christmas songs. I saw a video of her singing O Holy Night and I was in awe and was captured in the moment and as I heard her sing I just felt at peace, happy and I even shed a tear as I was so touched by her performance. I was amazed by her spirit and her beautiful voice. I was deeply moved by her music and touched by her story and I thought she was very special. I started to read about her and learned of her mother and the special bond she had with her. My heart went out to little Rhema even though I didn't know her personally. I got to learn of her though through her amazing talent displayed in the videos and I have become a fan of her singing ever since and I look to her for inspiration and hope. She has a charming way about her that seems to touch all who learn of her and who hear her sing.
She has a very strong bond with her father who has encouraged her to continue her singing in honor of her mother and has provided her an opportunity to show her amazing talent to the world through his showcasing her singing to immediate family and friends in videos posted on Youtube. Her talent and beautiful voice came through and she has developed a following where all who see her are touched and amazed. She is known to inspire others for her positive outlook, her innocence, her strength and her beautiful angelic voice.
You can see how important her mother was in Rhema's life and how she praises her always. It is very sad realizing this little girl lost her mother and at the same time it is very heartwarming how she sings and touches so many in respect of her mother. Rhema is a child prodigy who has a real connection with God and with her music which is Gospel and religious and it has a way of really soothing our pain and sorrow. Rhema really knows that pain and heartbreak and she helps herself and others through her beautiful uplifting music that really is wonderful to listen to. It is also truly special to see her perform and it would be a dream come true to see her perform live on stage during the upcoming holiday season.
I am touched by this brave little girl who has such a wonderful gift and talent that she gracefully shares with all of us and I am happy to share my sentiments. I always look for inspiration from others and sometimes you are pleasantly surprised by whom you gain such insight and wonder from and I feel Rhema has shown all of us the beauty of her innocence, the power of her spirit, the strength of her personality and her desire to live in honor of her mother and share her experiences, her beautiful charm and her voice that makes all who hear it tear up and rejoice. I am so happy to know of Rhema and I have been touched by all she embodies as she sings with such beauty. God Bless little Rhema, her family and her mother who is obviously so proud and enjoying her little angel from heaven.
Edward D. Iannielli III
Rhema Marvanne O Holy Night
Rhema Marvanne Amazing Grace
Rhema Marvanne Hallellujah
Rhema Marvanne Youtube Channel
- RhemaMarvanne's Channel - YouTube
Rhema Marvanne_Gospel singer. Speaks God's words through songs.