Struck down but not destroyed: ‘My Daddy is in Heaven’ the movie

It’s impossible for anyone to plan for a tragedy. It hits you when you least expect it, and it drags you down lower than you ever thought possible. It brings you into a place so dark you don’t think you’ll ever see the light again. But you’re wrong—there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel, and I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to share this hope through the written word in my children’s books, and now, in a movie based on my book My Daddy is in Heaven with Jesus.

My Daddy is in Heaven, the movie, will be released March 13 by Nasser Group Inc. in association with Voyage Media in Walmarts across the country on DVD, as well as on Amazon. It will also be released digitally and On Demand through your favorite outlets. It shares the story of my family’s heartbreak when my husband passed away in a tragic accident.  As a very young child, my daughter had a hard time understanding what was happening. It broke us to pieces and tried relationships with our loved ones, but (spoiler) by the grace of God we were pulled out of the slump and into a place where we are stronger than ever because of it.

It’s my hope and prayer that this film will help others who have lost hope, and that the book will continue to help children like my daughter cope with and understand they are not alone and can find comfort in a time of their own loss. Because God will always walk you through the darkest nights,  it’s these hard times that allow you to find a light to shine on others during their trials.  A friend of mine gave me a great reminder this week that God is a little like Siri.  When we ask her directions and happen to go down a different path, she calmly says, “recalculating”, no matter how far and often we get off our course.  God is always recalculating and that’s something we must all remember when we feel like we get off course.

Just released last week is the trailer for the movie.

Of course, I wouldn’t be able to share this story without the wonderful people who put so much heart and soul into this film. I’m beyond grateful for the hard work of both those behind the camera and behind the scenes. A special thank you to you all! To learn more about the movie, see my interview with Anthony Pittman, ABC 7 Midday Amarillo.

My Daddy Is In Heaven Movie Credits to these amazing people.

Produced by:  Durey Shevar

Directed by:  Waymon Boone

Music by:  Kent Rock and Justin Peters


  • Corbin Bernsen
  • Jenn Gotzon
  • Lane Garrison
  • Lee Benton
  • Riley St. John
  • T.C. Stallings
  • Lorenzo Lamas
  • Jim E. Chandler
  • Jill Morrison
  • Albert Thakur
  • Jake Jacobson
  • A.J. Night
  • Glenn Herman
  • Victor Warren
  • Dustin Harnish
  • Mark Famiglietti
  • Joseph Nasser
  • Scott Cullen
  • Adam Kroeger
  • Michael Carico
  • Mak Tietsort
  • John Blyth Barrymore
  • Vetti Dureyshevar
  • Antuone Torbert
  • Frances Naser
  • Rico Simonini

“We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed” 2 Corinthians 4:8