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Despite Christmas being a cheerful time of year, many people find the holidays very depressing. Shelly experienced tragedy on Mother’s Day when her son Jonathan passed away. During this episode, Shelly Hamilton gives tips on how to deal with tragedy, sadness, and trials during the holidays. She highlights the value of speaking the truth to yourself to stay grounded and encouraged.
As Shelly mentioned, practicing self-talk and redirecting your negative thoughts to others and the blessings in your life can help as you deal with grief and the loss of loved ones. One of our core values at Intelligent Investing is Compassion, and as we work with other widows, I want to share some of our resources. You can visit investedwithyou.com, search our blogs by topic and find another blog titled “10 Tips for Caring for a Spouse or Parent who has become a child.” If you’d like to learn more about Intelligent Investing or would like to become a client, click here.
Shelly Hamilton recently published a book titled, “Always Only Good.” This book details Shelly’s journey of faith through her son Jonathan’s mental illness shortly after his death in 2013. You can purchase the book here.
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Shelly Hamilton Bio
Shelly Hamilton, the daughter of Frank Garlock, married Ron Hamilton aka “Patch the Pirate” in 1975. They have managed Majesty Music and written sacred music for children and adults since they joined the ministry in 1978. Shelly currently ministers at Majesty Music as pianist, composer, arranger, and recording producer. In 2013, their son killed himself after years of struggle with mental health issues. The family’s public struggle and acknowledgement of mental health issues has reached people around the world. Most recently her family faces a new challenge: Ron Hamilton’s early onset of dementia. Her insight and music will encourage anyone facing the challenges of life.
In January 2018 Majesty Music announced their third generation of leadership. After years of waiting for God’s timing, Ron and Shelly transitioned the ministry over to their son-in-law Representative Adam Morgan and his wife, Ron and Shelly’s daughter, Megan.