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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Your Dying Spouse 692 - My First Music Video! {FMF}

You asked for it!
And now...YOU'VE GOT IT!

Yes...here's Andrew Budek-Schmeisser making his singing debut with  I Feel Pretty.

Well, the first couple of lines, anyway, because Barb's camera can only do five seconds of video at a time, and my voice will only last that long.

But when you hear it, I'm sure that you'll agree that five seconds was enough.

Or more than enough.

And yes, a few years ago I really did sing I Feel Pretty in the produce aisle at Walmart, just to make Barb smile.

She's still smiling.

Why should I curse my fate?
There's so much to enjoy
and such grace to appreciate,
used in God's employ.
Even Jesus had to die;
that portal can't be dodged,
but there's no need to wonder why,
nor complaints that must be lodged.
Every day's a given page
to write on as we will,
to tear and shred in futile rage,
or to mark with gracious quill.
When at last to God's will I concede,
may He find my words a cracking read.

And over to Juile Andrews (who has nothing on me!) singing I Feel Pretty.

Thanks to Carol Ashby, Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart is back on Kindle, and will be available in paperback soon.

Friends are everything. I couldn't have done it.

Marley, the canine waif from Afghanistan, whom WE helped save, has a Facebook page! Please drop by to see how happy he is today.

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  1. yay for making loved ones smile! Keep it up! :)

    1. Annette, that's my mission in life now, making them smile.

  2. I love it, Andrew! Thanks for the video. :) And I loved your poem, too. I'm glad you are continuing to bless us with your presence online! Blessings to you and yours!

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this, Gayl! Blessings back!

  3. You make us all keep smiling!!! I love it, you brave man!

  4. This is great! Thanks for the smile today!

  5. Oh my! I do believe I'm speechless!

  6. Wow! I'm impressed! I wish I could have been there when you were singing it in Walmart!

    1. Lesley, thanks...it did draw a crowd, and since we live in a small town, word got around.

      Wasn't asked for an encore, though. Ah, well.

  7. I love this! It pretty such a smile on my face!

  8. (((((Andrew)))))

    ... and I love Julie Andrews, too.

    Annie in Texas

    1. ((((((Annie!))))))

      I love Julie Andrews as well; I used to be able to sing all her numbers from Camelot (as well as Burton's an Goulet's).

  9. Thanks for the smile, Andrew. Keep singing!

    1. My dear Norma, you're very welcome...and being so blessed, how can I keep from singing?

  10. Now, that's quite the appropriate song for you, Andrew! How brave you are to put yourself out there for all of us, but not because you don't have a good voice (you really do!), because ... well, you know! Lol! Thanks for this laugh and for your amazing prose as well!

    1. Beth, I'm so glad you enjoyed this...it's such a feel-good song, and I often try to sing it to the dogs, for it makes them happy.

  11. The thought of you singing "I Feel Pretty" to Barbara in the Walmart produce aisle made me smile. Thank you for sharing your five second performance with us. I am praying for you and Barb!


    1. I'm so glad you liked this, Jolene, and liked the thought of the Walmart performance. It was fun.

      And we thank you so much for your prayers!