Music lifting the veil between heaven and earth
Tim had many bigger hits than "She Misses Him," however, he was especially proud of this song. He had written the song based on his Mother-in-law's ordeal dealing with her husband's illness. When he wrote it, he never thought it would be a hit. He was especially moved by the letters from families from around the world struggling with Alzheimer's thanking him for helping them understand and cope with the feelings related to the disease. It also helped the Alzheimer's Association explain how the disease impacts on families. As a psychologist, I have shared this song many times with clients over the years and find that it always helps. It captures the emotions with sensitivity and empathy. This version is performed by Tim Rushlow. (There is another official version with photos of President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy. Although Reagan's demise from Alzheimer's is well known, somehow his notoriety detracts from the song for me, so I chose this version posted by jahaefne on YouTube instead)
It was hard to imagine how difficult it must have been been for Tim's wife to lose such a sensitive caring, creative husband at age 52 from cancer. The outpouring of support from the songwriting community who knew him by organizing the world's largest pitch of songs that Tim was unable to share is touching. His legacy and giving spirit are reflected in the song pitch by the creative community. Hopefully, we will be hearing some of these songs on the radio. His wife says that, "The veil between heaven and earth gets a little bit thinner for me when I hear Tim's music." I was blessed to have known him and remember how generously he gave his time to help teach aspiring songwriters.