Saturday, January 28, 2012

And When You Smile, The Whole World Stops And Stares For A While

The title of this post was taken from the song Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars. The video was created by The Piano Guys, and Jon Schmidt is playing the piano.

     I heart Jon Schmidt and The Piano Guys. I listen to their music a lot. Mike took me to see Jon Schmidt in concert down in NC over a year ago. I then was able to hear him perform again at EFY Express in Buena Vista. His skill and enthusiasm for what he does never fails to amaze me. His music is beautiful. This cover of Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars was posted on FB yesterday. I listened to it over and over again as I sat and cried in my living room. It's a good thing I had the day off from work. 
     I've always loved this song by Bruno Mars. However, it means a lot more to me now, because I know that this is how Mike felt about me, and he's no longer here to tell me. Mike loved the way I looked no matter how I looked. He didn't care about my bed head first thing in the morning, or when I chose to relax around the house in sweats. He thought I was beautiful for who I was. The only thing that he ever commented on was makeup. He hated makeup and said I looked so much better without it. Growing up if I could have changed one thing about myself it would have been my smile. I always thought it was a little lopsided and just weird looking. It always struck me as funny that Mike says he fell in love with my smile first. 
     Jon Schmidt's cover of this song is absolutely beautiful. I've listened to it over and over again. Mike would have loved it as well. If you haven't checked out Jon Schmidt's music or anything by The Piano Guys, you should go to You Tube and look them up. Sebastian is addicted to Steven Nelson's video Cello Wars, and plays it daily. He is even thinking about taking cello lessons :). Music helps to heal the soul. 

1 comment:

Katrina Jackson said...

Breathtakingly beautiful! Thank you for sharing.