#MondayMorningMusic – Stand By Me by Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir

So, the Royal Wedding is over, and what a beautiful wedding, it was! I loved watching the arrivals (which I didn’t start watching until about an hour in at 5:30am, my time – I dvr’d it, so watched what I missed later) and the beautifully-dressed attendees. I especially loved Sarah Ferguson’s dress, and I was honestly surprised at her daughters’ subdued choices in both dress and hats, given their attire at Prince William’s & Kate’s wedding.

The other major standout for me was Meghan’s mom, Doria, who certainly must have been overwhelmed by it all, but who never let it show. I can only wish for that amount of poise.

I love a good romance, and Prince Harry & Meghan’s seems to be right up there with the best. That they obviously adore each other is without question. The wedding itself was lovely, with lots of aspects that just *killed* me. Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon (and the faces of some of the royal family), Shaku Kanneh-Mason, the 19-year-old cellist, who was amazing, among them.

But it was the rendition of Ben E. King’s “Stand by Me” – a long-time favorite of mine to begin with – by Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir that brought me to tears.

So, I’m starting off the week with this song, to remind me that love can be found in the most unexpected of places, and that love and celebrating something good is just as important as addressing all the things in this world that need to be better.

Happy Monday, y’all!

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