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True Story – Chapter Eleven - The Story of Rayne Podcast

Rayne was getting ready for her first tour. As she packed her suitcase and wrapped her favorite orange scarf around her neck, she thought back to the story her adopted parents had told her about how they met. She thought about her father, and how he could have been the mythical man and her mother looking through that battered screen door waiting for him to arrive. She thought about the stained glass in the church where she was born, and the little bird that she had saved and let fly away...


Happy For You – Chapter Ten - The Story of Rayne Podcast

Rayne was angry that her father never wanted her. She searched the orphanage for clues about him. When she finally found him, he was married and had new children and a different life. There was no room for Rayne. She felt abandoned and stormed out of his life forever.


Love Me Again – Chapter Nine - The Story of Rayne Podcast

After meeting with the nuns from the orphanage, Rayne now understood where she came from. The nuns told her about the night a beautiful young woman burst through the door pregnant, wet from the rain, and very ill, who eventually died after giving birth to a little girl who sang. Rayne knew deep in her heart that she was the little girl that was born that rainy night. They told her how her mother ran away from a loveless marriage in an attempt to give her daughter a better life.


You Say I Love A Rainy Day – Chapter Eight - The Story of Rayne Podcast

As she walked closer to the church, memories flooded her mind. Memories of another time when she was just a little girl. She asked herself: “Why would I remember this place? I have never been to this city before.” She looked to the sky and even the clouds looked familiar. She walked up the stony stairs and looked into the stained glass windows to a familiar sight. The colors through the glass made her feel like singing. She didn’t know why but soon she would find out.


Long Pauses – Chapter Seven - The Story of Rayne Podcast

Just a little peace and quiet was all she was looking for. She hoped to get a break soon from her grueling schedule. Performances, interviews, recording sessions, it was all about the music. Rayne was taking the world by storm with her incredible voice. She loved performing but was growing tired of the endless travelling and work. She wanted to get away from it all and go back to her quiet life. There were endless streams of paparazzi taking her picture day and night and no matter how hard...


My Roar- Chapter Six - The Story of Rayne Podcast

She made everyone around her feel with her voice. They told her that she was special but she never understood what that meant. All she did was sing. Her unique style and her voice brought out emotions in everyone who heard her. So when the local talent competition came to town, her friends forced her to get up and sing. She was so nervous. Her heart was beating in her chest and her breathing quickened. But when she got on the stage, something special happened. He eyes dilated and her heart...


Mythical Man- Chapter Five - The Story of Rayne Podcast

Rayne never knew her real mother who died right after her birth. Pasha was a beautiful woman who had dreams of being a dancer in the national ballet. She collected pictures of celebrities, hoping to one day live that life. She would look out the screen door of her house dreaming of things that would never be. Her mythical man that would take her away from this dreary life never arrived. When Pasha found out she was pregnant, everything changed. Her baby would never suffer the way she did....


Baby Bird- Chapter Four - The Story of Rayne Podcast

Rayne loved to play outside. She loved the feel of the sun on her face, to run through puddles after a storm. She was connected to nature. It made her want to sing. She was only 5 years old when she found that tiny bird. She brought it inside and put it in a small box to heal. Rayne loved her parents, but she always knew there was something more. She never knew about the adoption. Nor did she remember the church, the ladies in waiting or the stained glass, only that she had a broken wing...


Stained Glass- Chapter Three - The Story of Rayne Podcast

The orphanage was full of children but this baby was special. The name Rayne seemed to fit her. Not just because of the circumstances, which brought her there, but because of her beautiful voice. The ladies in waiting fed her and played with her more than the other children. She always seemed to have a song to sing. The colors as the sun would shine through the stained glass, would bring it out. The soft cooing sounds that came from her were like angels crying in the wind.


She Sings- Chapter Two - The Story of Rayne Podcast

The baby was tiny. She only weighed 4 ounces at birth. When her mother came into the church pregnant and dripping from the pounding rain, everyone stared. Why had they stared? Had they never seen a pregnant woman before? Her mother clutched the back of the pew as another labor pain hit and she couldn’t help but scream. She had never felt such an agonizing stabbing feeling. The ladies in waiting looked over her as she writhed and twisted, trying to make the pain subside. Then she fainted....


Winter In July, Chapter One - The Story of Rayne Podcast

She was fed up, done, finished. Time to leave. She pulled the small suitcase off of the top shelf in the closet and began to pack. Not everything can come, she thought. Only her favorite things would make the cut. As she filled the suitcase, she felt the strength of motherhood growing inside her and understood. The baby, my only baby. She had to get away from this little house, a difficult man and a loveless marriage. He had left for the day and she knew he would be back. She knew this was...