TobyMac Writes Song To Honor His Late Son, Truett Foster McKeehan
By Tess Farrand, Associate Content Editor
Christian rapper TobyMac released a song titled “21 Years” to honor his late son Truett Foster McKeehan.
TobyMac shared the song on January 10, 2020. Truett died in October 2019. He was 21 years old.
TobyMac shared on Instagram:
Part of my process has always been to write about the things I’m going through, but this went to a whole new level. What started out as getting some of my thoughts and feelings about losing my firstborn son down on paper, ended up a song. “21 Years” is a song I never wanted to write. I hope it’s for someone out there, or maybe it’s just for me.
Adrienne Camp, wife of Christian recording artist Jeremy Camp responded to the song and said, “Love you guys so much. Been praying for you tons”
Despite his heartache, TobyMac remains focused on God. He said, “I am thankful that I have been surrounded by love, starting with God’s and extending to community near and far that have walked with us and carried us everyday.
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“21 years” is a song I wrote about the recent passing of my firstborn son, Truett Foster McKeehan. I loved him with all my heart. Until something in life hits you this hard, you never know how you will handle it. I am thankful that I have been surrounded by love, starting with God’s and extending to community near and far that have walked with us and carried us everyday. Writing this song felt like an honest confession of the questions, pain, anger, doubt, mercy and promise that describes the journey I’m probably only beginning. One thing I know is that I am not alone. God didn’t promise us a life of no pain or even tragic death, but He did promise He would never leave us or forsake us. And I’m holding dearly to that promise for my son as well as myself.
Part of the lyrics to “21 Years” read:
Is it just across the Jordan?
Or a city in the stars?
Are you singin’ with the angels?
Are you happy where you are?
Well, until this show is over
And you run into my arms
God has you in Heaven
But I have you in my heart
I have you in my heart
Please keep TobyMac and his family in your prayers.
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