I think we can all agree that this year has been tough. Being away from family and friends has been really difficult and not getting a daily dose of hugs, even moreso. However, I am filled with hope that one day, when things return to ‘normal’ we can get back to what we love to do, sing and perform. There is no better feeling that seeing the faces of those listening to us sing and seeing how much joy it can bring to a person. It really can shed a light into somebody’s world.
I see myself as so lucky to have met so many incredible people at Love Soul Choir and one person in particular, my best friend Amber. Amber joined a short while after I did, having been in Love Soul for 11 years this November myself, but we quickly formed an unquestionable bond through not only our love of singing but our support for one another. This is a theme that runs throughout the people of Love Soul. I have never been involved in a group where so many want you to succeed. Where so many genuinely care about putting a smile on your face if you’re feeling down and where sometimes, it’s ‘no questioned asked’ and they can tell you just need a distraction and a hug to make you feel, like ‘you’ again.
The friendship that I share with Amber in particular is so strong that we were both Bridesmaids for each other and I was so in awe of the choir when they performed at Amber’s wedding back in November 2018. Whilst I was gutted I couldn’t join in, it was wonderful to hear the sound and see the joy on their faces knowing that they were singing for ‘one of their own’.
That really is what Love Soul Choir is all about. I’m grateful for the joy, I’m grateful for the passion and support but mostly, I’m grateful that you found me one of the very best friends I have ever had and I can’t wait to hug Amber and all my Love Soul family again when we can finally put this behind us. It certainly will be very special. Thank you to Dan and all my Love Soul family for your support during this scary time.
I miss you x
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