My theme revolves around the soon-to-be published memoir I wrote for opera singer, Donald Braswell.
"G" is for "God" and "Giving" back
One of my favorite quotes from Donald is “Let’s not make this a story about me. Let’s make this a story from me to those who’ve lost direction, and are trying to find their way back home.”
A man of faith, Donald truly believes that God has worked miracles in his journey back to the stage - and his second chance to do what he loves.
You know when one thing happens and you're like, "Oh that's cool." And then when a second thing happens, you're like, "Wow, what a coincidence!"
Well, with Donald, there's been so many times that he shouldn't have been where he was - and yet something amazing and wonderful happened - that it's hard not to believe it was all in God's timing.
Even with the accident that stole his voice, Donald believes God wanted his silence to understand a lesson in humility.
"The chronology of the events that shaped my life continue to leave me feeling blessed and I am in awe of the doors and curtains that swing open on God’s timing," Donald said. "Sure, I’m no longer twenty-eight and on the cusp of greatness, but that’s fine. I'm at ease knowing I may never be a famous opera star.
"My life has changed like the seasons, and it’s exciting to wonder what God will call for me to do next."
|Donald in concert - Symphony of the Hills (Credit: James Avery)|
Tomorrow: "H" is for "Hit-and-Run Accident"