Melissa’s Rap: About 15 years ago around this time of year, I was working for a non-profit organization in Central Florida. The Executive Director, still one of my favorite people on the planet, asked me to put a group together that would carol at a local hospital. I had no idea where to start, but I started calling around and eventually found someone who could help. We had a small group attend and it was an amazing experience.
My sister, Sarah, also attended. Neither one of us can carry a tune, but it honestly didn’t matter. Even when we had smaller groups, no one cared if we sounded like professionals. Our presence during a difficult time for the patients and their families was enough. Continue reading