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    "There is Love"

    Hope everyone's Christmas was merry and bright! Here's my husband, our 10 children, and me, singing a song written by DH's uncle, and arranged by our oldest DS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GezqhSs2xok

    Story behind the song: My DH is from a large extended family that is very musical. Every year on Christmas night about 70 or so relatives gather for food and a carol sing (that often also includes "Who Put the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder"). About 50 years or so ago, Uncle Paul and a friend wrote a musical based on Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." My FIL sang it at all the family gatherings, and at a number of weddings. When my DS#3 (Joshua) got married in 2009, I asked DS#1 (Matthew) if he could arrange the song in 4 parts for us to surprise Josh & Alyssa at the wedding. Matt wrote the arrangement in 8 parts, and it was a big hit at the ceremony. What none of us realized at the time was that Josh's wedding took place on Uncle Paul's 75th birthday, so it was even more special.

    In the past few years, Uncle Paul's health has deteriorated quite a bit; last Christmas he did not make it to the family party. But this year he was there, and even played for the carol sing for a while. So this may have been our last time to sing his song for him. Hope you enjoy it!

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    So beautiful. And heartwarming that all come together to sing together. Thank you for sharing.
    Karen
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      That was awesome! So much talent in the family ... from writing to performing. Thanks so much for sharing.

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        That was so beautiful! You have an amazing talented family ! Thank you for sharing .

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          What wonderful tradition. and I'm sure it will be carried on by each generation.

          Nancy
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            That was so touching! Thank you for sharing with us.

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              Awesome! I loved hearing that beautiful song. You area very talented family. What love I felt!

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                Very nice.

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                  That's beautiful...such a talented family. I love the babe in arms. Thank you for sharing this.
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                    Absolutely wonderful, thanks for sharing.
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                      You started our day with a smile. Your family did a beautiful job on the song. Thanks for sharing the story and your families beautiful voices with us.
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                        Beautiful song and blend of voices. How fabulous to have all your loved ones around you to carry out this wonderful tradition.
                        A day patched with quilting Seldom unravels Sharon

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                          Amazing - so talented. Thanks for sharing!
                          Cindy

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                            wish our family sounded that good! we only sing for our own enjoyment and since we have lost a few members we need to encourage the youngsters to marry in a good bass, another tenor and a high soprano.
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                              That was so darn beautiful! Thank you for sharing that wonderful family moment.
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