Sorry, I know this is old news for you guys but I just got to see the “Called to Serve” documentary.
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 — for life. (So 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.
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.
Ever get the feeling he was born in the wrong era?
Jammin’ to oldies on a record player… good times pic.twitter.com/njkfyMW7AP
— David Archuleta (@DavidArchie) April 24, 2014
— Bec Rasmussen (@BecRasmussen) April 24, 2014