Okay, so one of the highlights of Blissdom for me was meeting Rascal Flatts.
They have been one of my favorite country groups for a long time. I’ve told you before that I was raised on country music, and it does my soul good.
Well, Jonathan loves Rascal Flatts too. They are the only band that he owns all of their CDs. He loves singing their songs, and they usually fit well in his vocal range.
So Jonathan about died when I told him that Rascal Flatts was going to be at Blissdom!
It was such a great concert, and they are such a great group of guys.
After the concert, we were able to get line to take pictures with them. I was NOT going to miss out on this chance to take a picture with Rascal Flatts!
I wanted the “Coolest Mom of the Year Award!” from my boys.
I also didn’t miss the chance to stand by the lead singer, Rascal. That’s his name right?
First name, Rascal. Last name, Flatts? No?
As you can tell, I grabbed on tight to make sure I got to stand with him.
Aaaah, we look so cute together!
(Okay, so his face looks like he is thinking, “Somebody get this crazy lady off me. She’s got a death grip on me!”)
Well, guess what I did?!
I handed Rascal my Beneath My Heart business card with a note on the back of it. I wrote how much my son loved their band, how he loves to sing, how he is hearing impaired, and how he sung “Broken Road” at the Ky Opry. It also had Jonathan’s youtube channel on the card, and I asked Rascal to check it out.
(Oh my goodness, what a mama won’t do for her children! I’m such a dork.)
He very sincerely took my hand and promised me he would watch the video when he got home. He also shared with me how his niece is hearing impaired. I was so very touched by his kindness.
I WAS THRILLED!
I couldn’t wait to call Jonathan and tell him that there was a chance that Rascal Flatts would see him sing their song!!!
What a night.
The next day, my sister and I headed back home to see our families. I showed my boys the videos and photos of Rascal Flatts, and they thought it was awesome.
A couple days later, I was working on my laptop at Panera when I got an strange email.
Here is what it said:
My name is Whitney Doe and I am Gary LeVox’s personal assistant.
He has something to send your way and asked if you would be so kind as to send me your mailing address.
My first thought was “Who the heck is Gary LeVox?”
And then I thought, “No way, complete stranger, am I going to send you my address!”
I’m mean really?
I get a ton of whacko emails through my blog email address, so this didn’t really phase me. I just thought, “Are their really people out there that think I am stupid enough to tell them exactly where I live?”
And then I went to hit delete.
In a split second, out of curiosity, I decided to google “Gary Levox” to see what might come up. Who was this weirdo?
And to my surprise, this is what I saw:
I about peed my pants!!!
His name wasn’t “Rascal?!”
It was GARY LEVOX!
And he wanted MY address!!!
I immediately called Cy to tell him. We couldn’t believe it!
Sooooo, I kindly sent my address to Whitney and told her to thank Gary for being so kind to me at Blissdom.
A few days later, look what showed up in our mailbox!
A handwritten letter from Gary LeVox!
Here is what it said inside…
Isn’t that amazing?!
How very, very kind of him. He didn’t have to take the time to do that. But he did.
I think that shows his true character. What a great example it was to my boys.
Now my sweet son, Jonathan, has a handwritten note from the lead singer of Rascal Flatts!
And my favorite part? The last line:
“God Bless ya Bro, and if you keep God first in your life, Everything else will turn out how it’s supposed to.”
Amen and Amen!
Thank you, Gary, for reinforcing what I am praying my boys will always remember!
I just had to share this with you, friends! It’s just another blessing I have received from this little blog!
Full of gratefulness,