|Julia Bentley and Andrew Gunadie in their famous video "Canadian, Please"|
One of the things that is so difficult about the loss of a child is that his future here on Earth with you, is obliterated. Daniel is so terribly talented in so many ways, and it can be so very difficult to know that his distinct gifts will not be unwrapped for those here on Earth. I shouldn't feel so badly. Not only are Daniel's gifts unwrapped for a Heavenly audience, but I have watched as our daughter, Daniel's sister, graduate from college, and find her own means of creative expression and has made a mark in the world as a professional artist, an illustrator and as a photographer. I have watched as Daniel's eldest brother graduated from the university and become a sculptor. I am still watching our son Matt in college become who he will be. Soon James who came to us through adoption a year after Daniel's passing will launch to college as well. I try not to let my heart hurt over not seeing what Daniel would have brought to Earth.
One of the other things that does come after the loss of a child is a grand perspective. I can tell parents who perhaps aren't thrilled with their child's initial career choice or college major that none of it really matters. A loved child with good parents and loving siblings will find his way, regardless of whatever career or major he chooses first. This new perspective also allows me to have real joy at the achievements and accomplishments of other young people, my children's ages, who may, or may not be, their friends.
I would like to introduce you to Julia Bentley. Julia is originally from London, Ontario. She and her sister are the daughters of two attornies. I discovered Julia's music just after Daniel's passing, almost four years ago. She and a friend Andrew Gunadie who is talented in his own right, have done some excellent work.
This is Julia Bentley and Andrew Gunadie (who on YouTube use the individual monikers, Honeychip and Gunnarola)
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My particular favorite is the last one "Confidence"
I would love to see both Julia and Andrew be very successful in the music business, whether they work together or separately in the future.
I hope their parents appreciate how wonderful it is to have your child bring all of their talents to Earth.
Good luck Julia, you and Andrew deserve every success. I have a feeling that Daniel would have enjoyed both your music.