Thursday, January 27, 2011

American Idol

Have any of you been watching the tryouts for American Idol?  I normally don't watch this portion of the show because, unlike most of the country, I cannot stand when they show the people who obviously can't sing.  I don't think it's funny.  I don't think it's cute and it seems so contrived so when I do watch the tryouts I fast-forward through all of the nonsense and then just watch the people who can actually sing.

Last night there was a guy on that had me bawling.  I don't mean a few tears.  I mean bawling.  His story was so sad on so many levels. 

While watching it, I not only was sad for his fiancee but just sad at the hope of the future for them as a couple.  This guy is in his early '20's but will more than likely never experience the type of relationship that I experience with my husband.  They will never have the intimacy, the children, the day-to-day good times that most couples their age will get to experience. 

On the other hand, what a testament to what love is supposed to be.  For better or for worse.  For richer or for poorer.  In sickness and in health. 


  1. Eric and I were both bawling!! It was an amazingly touching story about true love and the strength you can have because of love. SO AMAZING!!

  2. I don't watch the show, but someone showed me that this morning. I was crying too!

  3. I cried too! Such a heartbreaking, and insperational story at the same time. I posted about this on my blog today too.

  4. I never miss American Idol. I love it! I did watch that couple's story and I sobbed. I cannot imagine. It is a great testament to what true love is but gosh it is too sad. I was so glad he could actually sing and made it through.

  5. I just watched last night and all I could think was how most guys would have moved on once they knew how serious her condition was. He is truely a very great kid to stick with her like he has.