I have a lovely business associate who has become a dear friend of mine. She remembers David from Idol and knows that I’m a fan. She has marveled at all of the new friends I’ve made because of him and has listened with envy (her word, not mine) about all the escapades we’ve shared while traveling around the country to see him in concert.
I know she’s a very busy lady. She’s a single Mom who helps run a family business and just sent her first son off to college. I sensed that her interest possibly had more to do with the concept of “getting away with the girls” than the music itself.
I’m not one to push David’s music on anyone. I will enthusiastically let people know when he has a new album available and will encourage them to check it out but I don’t press his CD into their hands. I guess I’m more of a “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink” kind of gal.
Recently my friend mentioned that she was looking for David’s latest CDs at the store but couldn’t find them. I took this as a “sign” and decided to take a chance and give her “Forevermore” and “BEGIN.” for Christmas. She gave me a GINOURMOUS hug when I presented her with the gift (which isn’t surprising…she’s ITALIAN! LOL).
After taking a day off of work I returned to the office to a voicemail message from her. I could try and explain what she said but it wouldn’t do it justice. She has graciously given me permission to share this with you guys. I dare any fan of David’s not to smile while listening to it. It’s not a long message but it says soooo much! [Click the play button below to hear it.]
The only thing that could make me happier is if David himself could listen to this message and realize how his voice captivates people and speaks to their heart … how he has such an amazing gift and such a connection to music that when he sings with such heartfelt emotion it leaves the listener wondering, “Who is he singing about and what happened to make him feel this way?”
I want him to know that all of his hard work and effort to leave these “gifts” behind for his fans is also creating new ones even though he is miles away. *sniff*
I archived the voicemail message on my phone. I wanna tie it up with a big bright red ribbon and tuck it under my tree. It’s one of the best Christmas presents I could ever get … another fan who sees what we see.