I've been invited to sing the song MY HEART WILL GO ON with The Band of Liberation in Gouda, NL for a Veterans day concert on 10 June. The band is led by Simon Dubbelaar and I will be a featured soloist alongside the talented soloist, Emma Brown. I am really looking forward to working with them for the first time!
In my last post, I wrote about being home in Michigan for my Mom's heart surgery. I am happy to report she is recovering well! The trip to the USA was double. Even though there was stress from the surgery and recovery, I was able to spend quality time with my Mom and my family. My daughter (almost 4) enjoyed very much to be with her big family as well. This is the longest I've stayed in my childhood home since I was 17. I was right where I was supposed to be. Sometimes it felt like a film with (in addition to moms surgery) visits from high school friends, an unexpected surgery for my brother, a graduation from a niece, a funeral of a family member, and a birth of a family member! All that in one month! I am so grateful I could be there.
After a month of Michigan we are home in the Netherlands playing catch up and getting over our jet lag. Notice I used the word "home" for both Michigan and Netherlands. It's a funny thing but it's true. Both places are "home" to me. Even though it pains me to be away from family again, we were welcomed by many friends in NL and it feels good to be back. As the lyrics in the song say, " You are safe in my heart and my heart will go on".