When we were in Disneyland a few months ago, something special happened.
As we were walking out of Jamba Juice one night, we heard a familiar song:
"Time to Say Goodbye" is performed here by Drew Tetrick. He is a phenomenal musician. I just had to go up and tell him how moving his playing was when he finished, and in doing so, learned that he is the violinist in this version of the song the Bellagio uses in their water show.
When Wes and I first got engaged, we went down to Vegas for one of Wes' tournaments. I was one of the only girls there - I was kind of the honorary cheerleader of the team. I had so much fun with Wes and the guys on the team. We stayed at a kind of "chaperone's" house (a guy on the team had lived out there and knew some people who were family friends. They were so sweet and great caretakers. They even gave me my own room in the house full of men - man alive did I ever appreciate that!) while we were there and didn't get much alone time.
I was fine with that. I was happy to be there and be a part of the action. Everyone was always so nice, and I love volleyball, so I enjoyed watching the tourney.
Wes came into my room each night and we read our scriptures together and said a prayer. He'd kiss me, hold me for a minute, and then go out and sleep with everyone else. It made me so anxious and excited for the day when we would be married. I just knew that we were going to be so happy together, and I was still pinching myself at the catch of a guy I'd gotten. I still do to this day.
Anyway, one night we were all out driving on the strip. This song had just started playing at the Bellagio water show. Wes and I were holding hands squished inside the car - stuck in stopped traffic. Suddenly, we found ourselves pushed out of the car by a group of awesome guys who instinctively knew that this girl was suddenly feeling romantic. They left us there and we found them waiting a little ways away from us a few minutes later. I soaked in that glorious moment alone with the one I love. I felt his arms around me and heard his soothing voice in my ear as we talked and laughed and swayed to the music. It was magic. I wanted to marry him right then and there (hey, we were in Vegas...j/k)
I was so thankful for that simple, spontaneous moment of alone time. Especially since Henderson, Nevada ended up being our first home. I felt so grateful to have that song that we shared and the comforting memory of the Bellagio just twenty minutes away. We visited there often when we lived there, and we would never leave until we heard "our song."
Needless to say, I was nothing short of ecstatic to meet this very talented musician. He truly is amazing and I felt my heart going pitter-patter all over again as I held Wes' hand while listening to Drew Tetrick playing "Time to Say Goodbye" live. It was one of the most magical moments in Disneyland for me. Thanks Drew.
If you haven't heard his music, check it out. It's very moving. Enjoy!