My husband, Jeffrey, is always finding ways to please me, to make me smile. He actively looks for things that will bring me pleasure. He takes me for a drive to show me the unique iris he found. He buys me the first Cadbury Egg each spring because he knows I love them. He gets up early with Sloane every Saturday morning so I can sleep in. Jeffrey had a different kind of gift for me last Friday. It was the video below, which he knew I would love. Watching it raised goosebumps on my arms. It made my heart swell with joy that there was such great beauty in the world and I am alive to witness it. I wanted to share in the hope that you will enjoy it as much as I do.
Did you notice the part where it panned the audience and two women were crying? I had to laugh at that because I was crying, too. Andrew Johnston's voice is undoubtedly incredible, but it was more than that. I was so moved by the fact that even though this 13 year old boy was nervous and scared, he persevered. Even though he had been bullied for years, he sang. I love what he said when asked what he did in the face of all the bullying. He said, "I carry on singing."
I carry on singing. Yes.
The photos is by Eric Dryer.