Do you have a bucket list/a wish list? I know it's very popular to cite a bucket list - particularly for folks in my age bracket. Time's flyin' by, ya know.
Those of you that know me well know that there's a specific singer/song writer that I am quite taken with. Petey and I have traveled to 4 different states to see her perform. We have formed a friendship accomplished, I'm sure, because of my stalker-mode.
Meeting her was amazing and she was so gracious. Didn't even act scared of me. I gave her some jewelry so that helped, I think.
I have all of her CDs and know every lyric to every song. I've had the pleasure of singing a few of her tunes with my friends here in town.
So imagine my surprise when I found out Allegan was on her fall schedule. Thank you, Deb and Joe Leverance for making that happen.
It was then that my dream began to form. I was hoping that I could get her to come to our house for a bite to eat before the gig Saturday night. Crossed my fingers for many days prior to her arrival.
It happened! We chatted about everything under the sun. Just like two old friends. I was beside myself with happiness.
I was also thinking that if there ever was an opportunity to sing with her - this was it. I was getting my courage up to ask when she turned to me and said "Ellen, I want to hear you sing."
See above. I couldn't figure out how to get it in the blog.
Wow and wow, wow, wow. I can now die a happy woman.
Then came the performance at the Griswold Auditorium. It had already been set up that I would sign Through the Eyes of a Child and I was geeked for it.
I was very pleased with the way it all went, hugged her afterward and was ready to step off the stage when she asked, "Do you wanna stay?" Oh, HELL, yes!!!
You know the drill.
That's what it looks like when a person's dream comes true.