Allison’s Music10 / 08 / 2017
~Most often in life its the little things we are most thankful for~
As I sit and write this today, the wind is blowing and snow flakes are starting to appear. We have still yet to complete our harvest with 600 acres of standing wheat to combine. Winter is definitely coming and it will be here before it is welcomed.
This is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and I always like to reflect back on my year to remind myself of things I am most thankful for. This year has been bountiful in many ways. We have had the best crops on record for our thirty five years of farming. It has also been a year of much personal and professional growth for me. I also like to reflect back on lessons I have learnt throughout my life’s journey and today I would like to share one with you.
I have an amazing Sister-in-law. Her name is Allison and she is such an beautiful person inside and out! Allison has encouraged and helped me from day one with my music and I am so blessed she is a part of my life. They say “it’s not what you know, but who you know” and that holds true to most things in life.
When my first album “Open Windows” came out Allison introduced it to Linda. Linda was a sweetheart, a gentle soul and a blessing to anyone who knew her. Linda lived at Winifred Stuart, a home that supports individuals with developmental disabilities. Linda listened to my music daily. It somehow gave her much comfort. She listened to it so much that she knew every word to every song with her favourite song being “Baby Don’t Cry” and Linda loved singing.
One day, Allison invited me to meet Linda and the day came with much anticipation. I was going to meet, more than likely, my biggest Fan ever! When that moment came I was served up a big slice of pie, humble pie. Linda did not understand that this was music I created. Linda only understood that this music was given to her by Allison. This was “Allison’s Music” and this taught me a great lesson.
Several months later Linda passed away from cancer. I was asked by the Family to sing at her Funeral and it was an honour to be able to do so. Most often in life it’s the little things we should be most thankful for.
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
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