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Monday, June 25, 2012


A while back I posted a blog about West Texas--Wyman Meinzer's photo collection, and I commented that you would like the music by Doug Smith even if you didn't think too much of the photography. Later my sister-in-law, Rita,  told me what she knew about this Lubbock musician. Mr. Smith is very talented artist, and it looked like he had a tremendous future in music, but he was involved in a terrible wreck that left him paralyzed from the neck down. It all happened about the time  Rita and Garry's daughter was in the same hospital recovering from a head injury.   Rita said Averie would go over into Mr. Smith's room and try to comfort him as best she could (because he was terribly upset and she could hear him crying in the next room).  I was mortified as Rita told me the story; it made me sick to think that someone this talented could be ruined in a matter of minutes (isn't that true of all of us).  Rita ended up her story by telling me that The Texas Country Reporter did an article on Doug Smith, and she made me promise to look it up, because things turned out better than I thought.  I hope that you will take the time to listen to his story, because I guarantee that you will be inspired, and also amazed at what determination mixed with God's love can do.  Blessings.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, my goodness!
    You're right; it ends well.
    THANK YOU for posting this!!!