Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Unexpected Gift

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.


18 comments:

  1. I think I found the video, could it be called "An Unexpected Gift"? I couldn't find one called "I'm Holding You" but did a YouTube search and this Mormon Channel video came up, and it fits... if so, you have a beautiful speaking voice and it was so tender, matching the story. Thank you for sharing this.

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  2. It's actually titled "The Unexpected Gift"

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  3. You are right! They changed the title just in the last hour

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  4. That was beautiful! Your voice made the video! What an inspirational video:)

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  5. Congratulations! Beautiful job!!! Loved the video.

    ToOdLeS.

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  6. They definitely got the right guy. Just lovely.

    =)

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  7. I have been there, in the midst of divorce with the sure knowledge of being held. Its beautiful. Have you heard the Christmas song Breath or Heaven (mary's song) I have just rediscovered it this year, and I bawl every time I hear it. Its amazing, makes Mary feel so much more real and a mother just like me. Again, wonderful video, I love it

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  8. This is so beautiful. I have a family member going through this RIGHT NOW and I sent it to her and it was so comforting.

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  9. Oh, how I needed this reminder this morning. I've had a hard time feeling the holiday spirit this year. 5 years ago, I was HELD through the same. Thank you for the reminder of how He literally carried me through my darkest days. The spirit of Christ's love has re-entered my soul.

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  10. Without words, such a beautiful message! Thank you so much for sharing this video!!

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  11. Wow, that's fantastic! Thank you!

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing this video. My very best friend recently had surgery where they had to remove both of her ovaries causing her to not be able to have any children. These are the very words that I was looking for to bring her peace.

    Thank you!

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  13. Awesome video, and you did an awesome job! I think all of us have either been held, or will be held at some point in our lives! Thank you for sharing!!

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  14. I watched this last night and thought the voice sounded familiar. Well done! Beautiful message!

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  15. This was beautiful...I too just went through this same thing. Jesus held me through some dark days for sure. It amazes me the strength and comfort I felt and continue to feel. Thank you for this.

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