When I as little, my dad played this record for us over and over for Family Home Evening. I truly believe that
this music (and Saturday's Warrior) helped to shape my understanding of what the gospel really means to me
in my life. So, when I called Dan to get his address and find his music studio...I was really more like a band groupie! (Yes-Eric, your right). My heart was pounding and my hand shook as I held the camera. I was determined to shake his hand and buy a CD for my dad though. His birthday was last week...and I needed to find him this gift.
I was so surprised at how close by the music studio really is to me, now that I live up here in the Salt Lake area. I read all about Brother Whitley on-line and looked at the youtube video's on his wall. The record album
picture was familiar and I wanted to know, just which of the three men on the cover was Dan Whitley? *He told me the middle guy holding the guitar. I had emailed him earlier and told him that if he saw a little Eskimo woman driving a brown mini-van near his street...THAT was me! He shook my hand when I walked in, and he asked me where I was from? I told him Alaska and he said he had friends in Anchorage.
Until then, I'll play my autographed CD in my car as I drive along the streets, and hope that my six year old learns the tunes like I did, when I was little too. Thank you Aunt Linda and to my dad also for noticing a very valuable piece of music. I feel "Joy, joy...real joy!".