Hazeline Taffe: What Inspired My Songs of Hope

My music reflects my faith, inspiring me to create several albums with songs of hope. These songs are about pain, but they are also about change and the hope that comes with it. Listen to my spiritual music, and you’ll feel uplifted to believe that better things are coming.

Turning the Suffering into Inspiration

As a Canadian citizen originally from Jamaica, I’ve had my share of struggles and losses during my more than ten years in this country. For years, I pursued my education while caring for my children and my sick and disabled mother. My whole family depended on me, and while this was difficult, what came next was even more challenging. The worst event in my Hazeline Taffe biography was losing my child.

I was in my ninth month of pregnancy and had just had my last prenatal appointment four days earlier, during which both my baby and I were doing fine. Then around 6 a.m. on Family Day of 2015, my amniotic fluid broke. I rushed to the hospital. The limited staff available that day meant long waits, during which I could continuously feel my baby moving inside of me. After several hours, my daughter stopped moving. By the time the ultrasound technician arrived, it was too late. Her heart was no longer beating, and they could not find the reason why. Though I attempted to seek litigation on the grounds of negligence, no attorney wanted to take my case. I live with the pain of knowing my daughter was clinging to life with no staff to help her, and in my sorrow; though I do not understand why I had to lose my child, I trust that God has a reason for everything. I began to write songs of hope.