I Didn’t Have to Wait for Heaven

As I stood on the steps of the altar my legs were quivering and I had tears in my eyes.  No, I wasn’t scared or sad. I was overwhelmed that what I thought would only happen in Heaven was happening to me at that moment.

Back up 18 years or so…when I first heard David Kaufman’s music, it gripped my heart.   I may or may not have cried.   I loved that music! At the time I had this cool idea, and  whispered a silent prayer to God.  “Lord, when I get to Heaven, can I please stand next to David and sing with him?”  Yes, I actually said that prayer and have repeated it over the years.  My voice would never be good enough on earth, but in heaven?   I’m certain it will be enhanced a bit and possibly worthy of a duet!David Kaufman Choir 2

When I found out David and Bill Gokelman were coming to St. Martha, I was excited. When I found out they wanted a group to sing with them, I was beside myself with anticipation.  I’ve prayed with David’s quiet, reflective music for years – at church, through prayerful Good Fridays, during retreats and even a rough emotional move to Barcelona. NEVER did I imagine this grace – to sing with him on earth.

I didn’t have to wait for heaven. Heaven was here.David Kaufman and Peggy - Copy

Sometimes, the Lord just overwhelms. 

So here I am with David. I smiled like a goofball all night. I couldn’t help it!

In hope,                                                   Peggy

Curious?  Search David Kaufman on youtube

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About Peggy Angelino

Peggy and her husband, Tom, live in the Houston area. They have three young adult children. She is a former Respiratory Therapist and earned a Catechist Certificate in 2012 from the Diocese of Galveston-Houston.
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