Post by akusgal41790 on Mar 2, 2012 16:41:23 GMT -5
Very sweet! I haven't seen a picture of Sam since I last saw the Shania Twain DVD with AKUS (a few years ago), but I believe Sam is actually the little boy sitting NEXT to the boy in the striped shirt... the one wearing the sweatshirt on the very end.
"Feed the body food and drink, it will survive today.
Feed the soul art and music, it will live forever."
I've seen hard times and I've been told there is a reason for it all.
Sam is the boy wearing the grey sweat jacket if you pay attention to when alison sits down and when she says hi the camera moves to view the the kids back and the little boy waves and if you listen he says "Hi mom" and he waves to her!
I've trusted in You, Jesus, to save me from my sin, Heaven is the place I call my home, But I keep on getting caught up in this world I'm living in..There is a reason for it all...
Alison Krauss had needed a caregiver for her son Sam the year before; Krauss’ close childhood friend, Amy Baker, had helped with the search. “When I moved to Nashville, I met Amy right off the bat, and we hit it off,” says Meredith. “I really like kids, and she thought I might be good for the job.”
“The very next day, I ran into Alison at lunch! We talked about it. She said, ‘Oh! I still need somebody!’ So that was it.” …
When the journey ended, Meredith stayed on as Sam’s companion. Four-year-old Sam is Alison’s son from her former marriage to musician Pat Bergeson. “He’s awesome! He wants to be a rock and roll drummer. It’s almost shocking how good he is. He’s been fascinated by drums since he was a year old.”
Union Station percussionist Larry Atamanuik has been a terrific mentor for the child, Meredith adds. “He is such a nice person, and Sam loves to hang out with him. At this point, he doesn’t take formal lessons, but he plays all the time! He has his own kit, but he’ll drum on anything—if I’m holding him, he’ll drum on my shoulder! He’s just constantly keeping a beat.”
When Alison, Sam and Meredith are on the road, they are joined on the bus by Union Station banjo player Ron Block. “We talk a lot about God and spirituality. It’s just fun, after a show, to hunker down and talk about that for a while. Ron is a really spiritual guy, and he’s taught me a lot over the past year.”
She is delighted by the friendships she’s made with the members of Union Station. “They’re great people, every one of them. Everybody has a good disposition. Professionalism comes so naturally to them-that’s really neat to watch.”
Meredith reports that she and Mike hope to have a child in the next five years or so. “Whether we have our own baby, or adopt-whatever we do-I see myself being with my child just the same as Alison stays with Sam. She’s the best mother I’ve ever seen. I’ve learned so much from her, as far as being a good mom, and just being selfless. She is utterly patient, interested in every aspect, and she listens to everything he has to say. What he says is valued. It’s prepared me for when I do become a mom. I’m gonna be great at it, because Alison is a great teacher.”