@DavidArchie in Called to Serve

Thanks for leaving Chile, David, so now it's okay for me to go there without looking like a stalker. Beautiful!

Thanks for leaving Chile, David, so now it’s okay for me to go there without looking like a stalker. Beautiful!

Sorry, I know this is old news for you guys but I just got to see the “Called to Serve” documentary.

Wow.

I thought it really captured what drives him. What a beautiful soul. David is so genuinely called to serve others every single day, mission or no mission, that (please no one get offended) it reminded me of priests I’ve known… the really special ones who make you cry with their sermons and wear themselves out trying to help others… a true calling. So basically, I am grateful he’s LDS. :)

We all already knew these things about David but it really drives it home to see him clomping along dirt roads in those big shoes you could see from space, searching for someone loaded down with shopping bags that he can help carry… and body checking people out of the way to try to get to people he knows … (the image of David Archuleta chasing you down the street… just think about that for a moment) … and the singing. oh my. the singing.

I can’t even talk about the homecoming part. Amid wondering where they stashed all the actual airport people and why he thought he had hair to fix, I held myself together quite well until the Lupe hug. Her face crumpled me.

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Who else is impressed he can use a kettle?

But I think the thing that hit me the hardest was when they said he got so emotional after making his Announcement because he thought people were going to boo him… and they did the opposite. I can’t even compute that he was actually afraid in front of his hometown crowd and tons of fans who’ve been freakishly loyal that he thought people would boo, but I guess that’s David.

What sticks with me still is that HE DID IT ANYWAY!!!!!!

He did that whole tour, all those VIPs, shook hands, gave hugs, sang his heart completely out, all the while expecting to share his news at the end and get booed … but he felt that fear and DID IT ANYWAY.

He’s always shown incredible courage, of course, (and fierce focus and stubbornness), but this? Wow. It’ll stay with me always.

p.s.

Ever get the feeling he was born in the wrong era? :)

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Here I am with all these questions hanging from my ceiling low

Whoah, overwhelmed here. I should’ve had a plan. A reintegration plan. But no, I’ve just been kind of ricocheting all over the place like I’m in a David pinball machine.

Sooooooo many things are blowing my mind right now… important issues like….

DAVID WEARS BELTS NOW???

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And hangs out with the cast of Duck Dynasty???

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And takes grandpa selfies???

 

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And thinks two years (aka 24 months, 104 weeks, a bunch of days) is not rock solid proof of our patience???

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And is finishing a song??? Like what, writing one? Singing one? Playing one???

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And is dancing to #Happy???

… like we’ve never seen him??? So basically like this then:

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And is planning to grow out his hair like this???

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And is joining Mumford & Sons?????

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I need to pace myself.

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HAPPY EASTER! JOYEUX PAQUES!


As I ran out of the house this morning, my hubs at this already blasting in the car for me, lol.

Happy Easter, everyone!!! Have missed you guys!!!!!

p.s.

If you have any ideas of what I should catch up on first, please let me know. :)

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40 Days of Awwwsome: DA-VID! DA-VID! DA-VID!

Just practicing.

:)

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40 Days of Awwwsome: @rhiminee appreciation post part 2


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40 Days of Awwwsome: David and Van the Man

Here’s David in front of a poster of one of my all-time musical heroes, Van Morrison. I’d love to know what D. thinks of his music.david-and-ksm-3

I’ve only gotten to see Van once in concert and I was about as excited as I am for a David show.

He doesn’t say much between songs but, oh, the songs.

Like this one:

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40 Days of Awwwsome: Throwback Thursday fan questionnaire 2008

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40 Days of Awwwsome: Random fan encounter Stadium of Fire

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Interrupting the Regularly Scheduled Program…..EEEEEPPPP!

Double EEEEEPPPP!!

Triple EEEEEPPPP!!!!!!

Tweets!!!!! The “To Infinity and Beyond EEEEEPPPPs!!!!!”

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40 Days of Awwwsome: @DavidArchie soundcheck love

Can we take a moment to appreciate the amazingness that is a David Archuleta soundcheck?

Be sure to watch till the end… unreal….

“they only want to do you dirt”:)

Take 2… even better….

There’s no singing in this one but it’s still cool :) “the Man can’t hear you” :)

WFY:

P.S.
Fast-forward to 1:58… It’s the “you don’t smell too bad” interview LOL

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