I had a dream. Yep, I wanted to go to Baylor University. You don’t know Baylor? Let me count the ways…it’s a Southern Baptist University located in Waco. Texas, of course! 🙂
That was where I was going to get my higher education! It was the creme de la creme of the collegiate world, as far as I was concerned. No matter that it would cost me millions of dollars to go there. Everyone kept telling us Boomers that we could do ANYTHING we wanted to do if we just tried hard enough.
I was pretty sure it was the end of the world when I figured out that Baylor was way beyond my reach. So, I enrolled in our hometown college, Howard Payne, a more affordable sister college to Baylor. Who wanted to live at home when all your friends were headed for dorms, new friends, sororities, campus life in general? But I perservered and adjusted. Besides, once I made it through Freshman Initiation, I learned that Baylor was NOT all that it was cracked up to be. Gasp.
Which brings us to Mr. Phelps. I discovered David Phelps years ago via the Gaither Vocal Band. I was amazed and stunned with his voice. Man what a VOICE!! It seemed like I could hear some opera somewhere in his songs. But wait…news flash…he was a Baylor grad???!!! NO way!!!!
And yet, he is. ( Good things can come out of even Baylor!! :D) Any university that produced a David Phelps has to be ok!? Right?!
In case you don’t know who Mr. Phelps is, take a listen below. He’s singing with his young daughter. Heavenly.
And then listen to this. One of my all time favorite songs. Makes me want to get up and dance. (apologies to my non-dancing heritage!!) 🙂