Recording the voice over for this project was a great experience. It came at a time that I REALLY needed it.
I'm grateful that my last minute recording on my computer of the script that I submitted for my audition was well-received. My kids were crying, I was a mess...I locked myself in my room and knelt down next to the bed and said a prayer. I continued on my knees, next to my computer, and opened the Mac program "Garage Band."
Once I started recording it just clicked. I connected so strongly with the material. I had no idea if they would like it, but I knew I had done my best and was pleased with my submission.
Of course I was thrilled when I found out I got the job.
After my recording session I stopped by Amy Hackworth's house (she watched Zoë for me) and I couldn't even tell her about the project without sobbing. It really hit home for me.
It might err on the side of cheesy, but knowing it is a true story, and knowing several of my friends who have been through similar experiences, I embrace the cheese and focus on the real message here. It is beautiful.
I know I was held for days and days after Lucy died. Truly held.
Note: If the video below isn't "Unexpected Gift" then just look on the bottom of the video where it says "Christmas Videos 29" --click and look for the right one.