A couple of years ago we had a big scare in our house. My husband and his heart. Then his throat was irritated and scratchy for weeks. Finally, after visits to the specialist, it was determined not to be cancer or anything particularly serious. Medicine and total voice and throat rest for 6 weeks was the prescription. No clearing of the throat, no murmur, no nothing! And definitely no singing.
He loves to sing. But the voice was gone now. Singing around the house in his bass voice had been a familiar sound but not for several years. It had finally become to hard to sing.
Show tunes were his favorite and he knew them all from the 60′s back, all the classics. During is years at West Point he was part of the famous choir, touring the nation. Naturally they sang the patriotic songs. All the verses.
We missed the singing.
Yesterday when I got in the car “If Ever I Would Leave You” from Camelot by Robert Goulet was playing. Beautiful love song that is one of his favorites.
Then the big news…he had been singing in his strong bass voice last week in church. It made my heart sing and feel relieved and peaceful….he signed up for the church choir!
He has his voice back in full!
the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voices of those who sing, as they bring thank offerings to the house of the Lord:
“Give thanks to the Lord of hosts,
for the Lord is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!’ Jeremiah 33:11