You Never Know

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For the past twenty years, among the first singers one thinks of when country music is the topic, is Tim McGraw. Last Tuesday, July 22nd, as part of K-Days, he gave another outstanding performance, but what he didn’t know was that he was a key element in a circle of life event.

McGraw’s career has attracted fans of all ages and all levels of society. In fact, the Honourable Diana McQueen, Alberta’s Minister of Energy, took some time to meet and greet Tim prior to his show.

It is one thing to buy tickets for a McGraw show, we have done it multiple times, but to meet and talk to a world renowned singer is an entirely different matter, and it is here that a number of incidents began that makes one wonder about the mysteries of life.

Our daughter is a single Mom and her son has recently begun to appreciate the sacrifices his Mom has made in providing him with the necessities of life. Knowing she had tickets for the concert he entered, unknown to her, a radio contest that was providing opportunities for the winner to meet and greet Tim McGraw. On the day of the concert he was able to persuade the DJ’s that his Mom was a deserving candidate.

Just before noon we received a phone call from an excited daughter that she would be meeting McGraw and could invite another person to accompany her and wanted her Mom to be that person!

While my wife and daughter were waiting to meet McGraw, the last part of this story came into play. One of the radio personalities there was Morgan Lutzak from CFCW’s Summer Prize Patrol. My wife and I had met Morgan a few weeks ago at a local Tim Horton’s, but it wasn’t until my daughter recognized Morgan as her son’s babysitter, from years ago, that the circle of life was completed!

Tim McGraw will probably never know how his concert drew our grandson to do something nice for his mother, and how that action lead to his mother’s chance meeting of his babysitter from 15 years ago. To say the least McGraw’s Concert was a huge success both on and off the stage. I keep smiling as I remember some words I had once told my grandson years ago when he use to question the possibility of an unlikely event and how the words became part of his philosophy of life, “You Never Know!”

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