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You'll Be In My Heart!

Phil Collins is a great singer and performer!  So when my best friends daughter asked me to sing this song for her wedding, well, I felt a little overwhelmed to say the least!

Those of you that know me know that I love to sing.  I've been singing my whole life.......that I can remember.

One time, when I was eight, I sang for my church's Wednesday night potluck service.  You see, as tradition goes, when Methodists get together they do two things..........bring food and pass the offering plate!  Make that three.......we SING!  There I stood in front of hundreds of people singing my first solo, "Holy, Holy, Holy!" 

Since then, I have been singing in our church choir, I sing in the Davenport Chordbusters Barbershop Chorus, I have sung in Barbershop Quartets, and I sang Lead in the Chords-R-Us Quartet for many years:

Chords-R-Us Quartet

My quartet sang "The Lord's Prayer" for my son's, Lucky II, wedding.  That was emotionally very difficult to keep from crying!  I did make it through the anthem.......then I cried!

Lucky II and Dawn's Wedding

So I've sung in front of hundreds and thousands of people dozens of times at church meetings, church worship services, weddings, funerals, concerts, wedding proposals, Singing Valentines, anniversaries, and opening game National Anthems at the ball park.  Why am I feeling overwhelmed?  It's Phil Collins and it's my best friend's daughter.  I was there at the hospital right after she was born and later at her baptism at church.  She was at our house when we brought home our puppies:

 Mandy and Brad with puppies

I saw her get her first bible from St. John's United Methodist Church and witnessed her confirmation.  She worked for me in her first job at Chick-fil-A of NorthPark Mall in Davenport, Iowa.  Not that long ago, we celebrated Mandy and Matt's engagement:

Matt and Mandy

Soon they will be graduating from college and getting married!  And with God's help, I'll be singing in their wedding and everything will be fine.

Mandy, may you and Matt have a wonderful life together!

Thanks for the honor of singing for you on your special day!

Love,

Lucky :)

 

 

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Comment balloon 40 commentsLucky Lang • February 20 2008 06:07AM

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THis is wonderful ! Thank you for sharing with us !
Posted by Melissa Grant, The Law of Attraction In Life & Business (A Serendipity World) over 12 years ago

Happy things like this bring tears to my eyes.  This is a wonderful story, thanks for sharing.  And, good luck to Mandy and Matt!!!

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Houwzer Inc) over 12 years ago
Good for you and congratulations. Got a video of you singing?
Posted by Dennis Swartz, MBA, GRI...experience counts! (Full Circle Property Management) over 12 years ago
Phil Collins is all that you stated and he's also a great drummer. Congratulations to you.
Posted by DDR Realty, Orange County NY (DDR Realty) over 12 years ago
Lucky - this is a heartwarming story and brought a smile to my face as I was reading it. I hope you will post video of you singing at her wedding for I would love seeing it.  What a cute couple.
Posted by Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut (William Raveis Real Estate) over 12 years ago
Lucky, great pictures. It looks like everyone had a great time. thanks for sharing.
Posted by Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) over 12 years ago
Phil Collins brings back memories...and I am a huge fan!  You are always full of suprises Lucky...but I can definitely see you singing and entertaining.  Great story and as always happy to see you on the rain!
Posted by Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals (Talk 2 Midori, LLC) over 12 years ago

Lucky - Who would have known? We have some things in common. I grew up in the Methodist church, sang in choir, school chorus and now sing with a group.

Mandy is blessed to have you sing at her wedding. You'll pull it off. Best wishes to the bride and groom. I look forward to reading all about it.

Posted by Judy Tuscano, NH Real Estate Professional (Prudential Verani Realty) over 12 years ago
That is amazing Lucky, had no clue!  Congrats to your son and daughter's accomplishments!  I am sure they are honored to have you singing at all of their special events!
Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) over 12 years ago
Lucky between the two of us that makes one that can sing.  Great story, nice pictures and thanks.
Posted by Jason Smith (DreamDirt Auction) over 12 years ago

WOW Lucky, what a beautiful and heartfelt post. I have no doubt that you will be fabulous singing at your best friend's daughters wedding. I had the pleasure of listening to you sing while at the NAR convention and have to say that you have an amazing voice.

I look forward to the day when I can hear you sing again.

Enjoy the wedding. You will be fantastic.

Posted by Jennifer Wilson, Agent Solutions (Agent Solutions) over 12 years ago

Melissa:  Thanks for being the first to comment!

June:  Me, too!  Thanks!

Dennis:  Not yet.  Maybe someday.

Derrick:  He is very talented!

Sandra:  I'll have to check to see if they are video taping their wedding.  Thanks for asking!

Frank:  Thanks for commenting!

Midori:  If you only knew all the surprises I have up my sleeve....  :)

Judy:  What group do you sing in?

Renee:  Maybe we should have you come to the event with YOUR special talent!  :)

Jason:  You are too funny!

Jennifer:  It was fun singing for you at convention.  Thanks for your supportive message!!!

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

Great post Lucky and great opportunity to bless your friend and his family's life!  Like you, I love singing but there are times when the tears come while singing.  I pray you will make it through it!  I don't know how someone like Singer/Song Writer Ray Boltz who sings songs like "Thank You" and "Watch the Lamb" can get through them.

Older brother Rob

Posted by Rob Lang, Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes (At Home Kansas) over 12 years ago

Rob,

Those are tough ones!

Do you remember when you and I sang "Morning Has Broken" as a duet while you were up at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa?

Lucky :) 

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

No, I don't recall.  Where did we sing it?  At the college?  At the Methodist Church?

Older brother (and apparently getting forgetful!!) Rob

Posted by Rob Lang, Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes (At Home Kansas) over 12 years ago
Ok I don't know you and you don't know me. I am Matt's oldest sister, and would just like to say that it will be an honor to hear you sing for the people that I love one as a brother and one as a sister (even though I can't "technically" call her that yet). I can still remember her and Matt coming home from elementary school the best of friends and the best of enemies at points, but that is what this song is all about, overcoming obstacles and finding what is true to you. When Matt told me you would be singing it at the wedding all I could think was that it was perfect. I want to thank you for the wonderful words that you have written and would like to say that I look forward to hearing you in June. Lots of Love. Jess
Posted by Jess over 12 years ago

Rob,

We sang it at the Methodist Church that you were attending.  I remember you "breaking the news" to me when I got there saying, "It's an easy one.....you'll be fine" and me freaking out because of the short prep time. 

To this day, I get nervous before singing.  The more notice the better!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

Jess,

Good to hear from you!  I didn't know that Matt went to Harrison Elementary.  Did you know that your dad was my flight instructor?  In 1982, he taught me how to fly a Cessna 150 and later a Cherokee 180 that I flew down to Austin, Texas a couple days later!  Lots of memories!

Thanks for commenting and I look forward to meeting you in June!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

Lucky,

Sorry I made you "nervous for life"!  You must have done great because I probably would have remembered if something had gone wrong.  Weird how the mind works.

Remember the "House of the Future" at Disneyland?  I just sent you a press release about it being resurrected after being closed for 41 years.  Just think of the changes in technology Matt and Mandy will have in their home together vs. what technology we had when we were growing up.  We thought crank it up old phones were fun to wind up and get a shock from.  We thought a 16, 33 1/3, 45, and 78 speed record player was tough stuff.  We enjoyed dial phones, dials on the oven, electric ice crusher, and electric can openers.  Looks like a good blog topic for you!

Older brother Rob,

Rob

Posted by Rob Lang, Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes (At Home Kansas) over 12 years ago

Rob,

What memories, what memories!  That "Innoventions Dream Home" sounds like a blast!  Leave it to Disney to lead the way into the future!  Disneyland opened in 1955, the year I was born.  Traveling to Disneyland when we were kids and growing up with an original Mickey Mouse watch (that I wish I still had) are some of the fondest memories I have.

Just think, Mandy and Matt will soon be starting a life together creating their own memories.....and the circle of life continues........

Lucky :) 

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago
Lucky~This is a beautiful story and so very heartwarming. What a blessing it is that God gave you such a wonderful talent as sharing your voice with thousands of people. Many blessings to you and Matt & Mandy. 
Posted by Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~ (Agent Referral) over 12 years ago
I love hearing a great harmony!  Hopefully, you will encore at another convention?  Best wishes to the happy couple. 
Posted by Elaine Hanson, REALTOR - Topanga, CA Real Estate Agent (Compass) over 12 years ago
Lucky, You made me teary, what a beautiful post and the words to Phil Collins song are very appropriate. I grew up loving barbershop music, (you should post a youtube clip of a performance), I would really enjoy that.
Posted by Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369 (Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management) over 12 years ago

Julie,

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

Elaine,

Sounds like fun to me!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

Debbie,

Maybe in the future.  Right now, I don't have anything.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago
What a beautiful song and how wonderful you have a talent and can sing it!  I can't hold a note to save my life!
Posted by James Downing - Metro DC Houses Team REALTORS®, CRS, GRI, ABR,MRP, MilRes, When Looking to Buy or Sell - Make the Right Move (Real Living | At Home) over 12 years ago
Hey Lucky i think Jess meant when amanda and i went to middle school and high school together. I went to elementary school at Paul Norton.  Oh and this Song it is in the disney movie Tarzan, I have loved going to disney all my life. It Helps when i get in for free.
Posted by Matt over 12 years ago

James,

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.  The client of mine that I referred to you should be getting closer to coming out your way.  With all the snow that we have had, he has been busy plowing!

Take care,

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

Matt,

Did you ever go to a Davenport elementary school?  I'm pretty sure that your parents lived in Davenport when he was my flight instructor but you weren't even born yet!

Yes, I knew that this song was from Tarzan.  First Mandy told me then I found it on line.  Disney is a magical place that I've enjoyed all my life.  It allows you to be a kid again.........not that I ever grew up!

Do you remember when I took this picture of you and Mandy?

Lucky :) 

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

Lucky:  How nice!  Wish we could hear you "in song" on AR!  Congrats on being mentioned in this week's family ties group.

Posted by Jan Evett, Broker Associate, 20 years+ in real estate (The Premier Property Group LLC) over 12 years ago

Jan,

Thanks!  And congrats to you, too!

Take care,

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago
You won't just do fine, Lucky, you will blow the roof off of the joint.  It may be Phil Collins, but your voice will be filled with the power of emotion.  Best wishes, but like I said, you'll kill it!
Posted by Paul Slaybaugh, Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate (Realty Executives) over 12 years ago

Paul,

That's what I need to hear!

Thanks for your support!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

Oh dear Lucky, I can attest to your fabulous voice,having heard it first hand. You are without a doubt very talented and have a heart that I could only wish everyone had.

What a great memory they will have of their wedding. Something that wouldn't be easily forgotten, but cherished.

So glad that I found you in this big and getting bigger blogasphere.

Not just a great Realtor but GOOD human being!

Posted by Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699 (Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792) over 12 years ago

Gena,

You're so sweet!!!  Thank you very much for your generous compliments!!!  I'm blushing!!!

How is my California Girl doing?  I said a special prayer for you on Saturday......it was one month!

Take care,

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

Lucky, the wear the blush well!   It seems to be taking it's time...a little more time

LOVED THE SERENADE THIS EVENING, THANK YOU.

Posted by Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699 (Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792) over 12 years ago

Gena,

It was my pleasure!  We had our Barbershop Chorus' Annual Award's Dinner tonight and I enjoyed singing with the Chapter as well as a pick-up quarter as we performed The Armed Services Medley.

Take care,

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago
Dad, i will try and get you a copy of the video of when you sang at my wedding and then you can post it for everyone who has been asking. Unfortunatly its not the best quality due to the tape getting "ate". 
Posted by Lucky Lang, II (Personal Investor) over 12 years ago

Lucky II,

That would be great!

Love,

Dad

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

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