After This Dad Lost His Wife in Childbirth, Kind Strangers on Reddit Helped Him Recover Her Music
Jared Buhanan-Decker's wife Sharry died while giving birth to their first child, JJ. The couple loved music, and prior to her passing, Sharry had made a few recordings of herself singing and playing guitar. But when Jared recently tried to access them, he couldn't figure out how. So he took to Reddit to ask for help.
"She knew how to do all of this stuff but I have no idea," he explained. "I just want to be able to hear her voice again."
Within hours, complete strangers began offering Jared their assistance, and were eventually able to deliver the heartsick dad mp3s of his wife's angelic songs.
To say that Jared was overwhelmed by the response would be a massive understatement. "Might be overstepping myself a little here but you all have been incredibly amazing," he wrote in a follow-up post on Reddit. "Like making my heart melt kind of stuff!"
The bereaved father poured his heart out even further in a recent blog post written to his late wife. "I am blown away by all the amazing experiences, notes, music and surprise treasures that you have left behind for me and JJ," he wrote. "I think I fall more in love with you all the time... Thank you for filling our 12 short years together with so much love, adventure, passion and goodness."
And now, thanks to the kindness of strangers, with a lifetime's worth of lullabies.
Follow Jared and JJ's journey over on their blog, LoveSharred.