Two days ago when I got home from work I found Dan in front of his computer absorbed by whatever he was watching. I hugged him from behind to let him know that I was home cause he didn’t even notice I was there yet. He turned around, kissed me and said ‘Oh sweet pea, you need to watch this video’. I could see in his eyes that he was genuinely moved by it, so I instantly got excited to see what was all about.
What he showed me was a heart-warming story that made me drop some tears. Fred Stobaugh is a 96-year-old man who wrote a song to his wife one month after she passed away. He saw on the newspaper that a local music studio was organizing a singer-songwriter competition, and even though he is not a musician, he sent the lyrics and a letter explaining his 75 years of love with Lorraine. It was the perfect way to thank her for all the years she spent by his side loving him unconditionally. He didn’t expect any response, but the studio decided to bring Fred’s lyrics to live for him with professional musicians and singers. Fred couldn’t hold back tears after listening to the song for the first time.
This story made me appreciate the time, youth and family that I have more than ever. ‘Oh sweet Lorraine’ – a great song with a great story behind.
Bring a tissue if you play the video…
Have a nice weekend!