Music to soothe the soul and quiet the spirit.
To date, Ruth-Ann has written over 70 songs, including praise and worship songs used nationally. In 2012 her freshman project, In the Garden, was released and a portion of those proceeds goes to Two Scoops N-PAC (National Performance Art Company), a non-profit organization that creatively raises awareness of adoption, foster care, fatherhood and mental health. A Thin Place was released four years later at a time when she thought she had no song.
In the Garden
A portion of the proceeds from this project will go to Two Scoops National Performance Arts Company, Inc. (Two Scoops N-PAC), a performance art organization that utilizes therapeutically-creative tools to advocate, educate and heighten awareness of social issues including (but not limited to) adoption, foster care, fatherhood and mental health.
This project is dedicated to the memory of Reger C. Smith, Sr., PhD, who saw me, though I was discarded and alone. Dr. Smith found me living in an orphanage and saw my future and my hope. He worked diligently to find me a home where I was loved and cherished. He planted me IN THE GARDEN and changed the course of my life.
A Thin Place
Never leaving his side, my constant prayers were ascending heavenward on behalf of my son. His pregnant fiancee’ and all the rest of our family also stood watch day and night and believed that he would survive the massive internal injuries and multiple broken bones.
But on August 6, 2013 at 8:05 am, Brandon's heart simply stopped beating. The depth of loss and pain in indescribable. There are moments when the grief completely engulfs me, and I feel myself drowning in the depths of despair. There are times when I laugh uncontrollably, remembering his funny antics, witty remarks and infectious smile. Other times I am quiet and still, reflecting on the short years I had with him.
Through all of these emotions I am grateful that God chose me to be vessel that brought Brandon into this world, and I refuse to question His wisdom. I want my other children to know their value and worth and importance in my life. I want his daughter, Shandon, to hear stories of her father and see my love for him, confirming my natural love for her. I want the world to know that I serve a God who knows the end from the beginning and will be there holding my hand and dabbing my tears through every dark valley I walk and each rough mountain I climb.
When I thought I had no song, God gave me music in A THIN PLACE – Where Heaven Touches Earth. Rest in Peace, dear Brandon. My love for you lives on...
To everyone who believed in me, supported me, upheld our family through the tears and prayed for us, we shall be forever grateful. You helped us to see God in A THIN PLACE.
The proceeds from this project are dedicated to the Brandon Je’Zhon Williams Scholarship Fund, providing children with memories that will last a lifetime.
My favorite Bible verse is found in Job 23:10 - But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.
One such test came on the sunny afternoon of August 1, 2013 when I received a call that my middle son, Brandon, age 28, had been involved in a serious car accident. The driver of a cargo van plowed through the red light and Brandon took a direct hit on the driver's side of his Honda Prelude. He was life-flighted to the hospital where he would spend the final six days of his life.