Tuesday, May 13, 2014

About the concert...


"Music speaks what cannot be expressed
soothes the mind and gives it rest
heals the heart and makes it whole
flows from Heaven to the the soul"
Annonymous


The evening of May 3rd exceeded our expectations in every way!!!!  This has happened to us a lot recently.  We wonder if our little red-headed blue eyed angel in heaven has anything to do with this :).

I want to thank all of you who came out for a lovely night of music and remembrance.  It was a powerful evening!  We continue to be humbled and stand in awe of the love and support that surrounds our family.

Our fears vanished as the concert hall began to fill.  The kids Lemonade stand was a huge success, thank you for supporting them.  Your $1.00 donation, multiple it times a million, because to the kids that is how proud and thankful they were to be able to contribute the donations to Lucy's research fund.

Thank you for supporting us in our efforts to raise awareness and funds for a disease that, whether we like it or not, has forever changed our lives.

Even more so, thank you for loving our family, our girl, and telling us how much you miss her and how her life has changed yours.  As parents, as a mama, hearing your words, sharing your grief with us, it is perhaps the best gift you could give to us.

I may cry when I talk to you, please don't be afraid, my tears come from an overflowing heart.

To continue to hear that Lucy's life made a difference in yours...that is the ultimate gift of her life.  Her life mattered, my heart believes that is what God intended for her life, to matter.

All of the musicians who volunteered their time and their talents to perform the perfect family concert in honor of Lucy were in a word...amazing.  Thank you!

We were honored, our Lucy Grace was celebrated and acknowledged, and we were moved to tears by the love and passion that filled the room.

Many of the music selections were based off our four kiddos recommendations.  We were not at all surprised to hear lots of Disney movie music; selections from Toy Story, Frozen, and Lucy's favorite the Lion King.  She loved the "Circle of Life".

Bob invited everyone in the audience who knew the words to sing along to the music from Frozen.  There were lots of little mouths seen singing "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman" and "Let it Go".  Sophie, Megan, and even Jack (shhh, don't tell him I told you:) sang their hearts out!

In addition, Bob selected a few more traditional pieces to play.  His selections were so meaningful, sharing with us, the audience, his reasons for why he choose the pieces he did.  All of them had a personal meaning to Lucy.  

Jack's debut performance was (pardon my boasting:) AWESOME!  Just before we arrived for the concert he prayed for just some of Lucy's courage.  He wanted to honor her by being brave and not allowing stage freight to overcome him.  He also wanted to WOW the audience by nailing the piano introduction to Harry Potter.   Go ahead and listen for yourself, he won't mind :).

Our friends Bob and Jill, if I haven't mentioned it already, they are amazing!  Thank you for all that you do for us, for your love and support, thoughts and prayers.

We could never do this alone, we don't have to; for that we are so grateful!

1 comment:

Susan said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful success and blessing in many ways. So glad to hear that. Ed and I wish we could have been able to be there! Unfortunately, we had made plans before we knew about this concert, that couldn't be changed. Thanks for sharing Jack's piano skills. Wonderful job, Jack!! The Marletts do all things well. :-)