Who is Heather Parks:
I am a SURVIVOR of several forms of abuse. This sucked me dry for quite some time and left me feeling shamed. I felt like a waste of space disconnected from the world and without identity. I hid that, as well as the abuse from almost everyone. This led to depression, drugs, alcohol abuse, self injury and thoughts of suicide as time passed by. Not too long ago, I got sick of hiding and decided to fight and give into my God given passions and gifts.
When I first sang again as an adult, my family (including my brother who had his head burried from anticipated horror ;-) thought the background tape was on the wrong side and that it was the original performer...I've never hidden my voice since. God keeps letting me use it, and has since allowed me to continue writing lyrics from my heart through my life's experiences so I can share with others His hope, love, mercy and grace through all circumstances.
I know what it feels like to be stripped and broken, only to have God to rely on until each days' end. No longer will my past define me through the multiple scars it may have left. God defines me and I thank Him for allowing me the opportunity to wake-up and see this beautiful reality!
I can honestly say that I enjoy life and people and hope to be around for many more years to come! I'm looking forward to my hut on the beach in Heaven though too (who needs a mansion ;-)!