Wednesday, April 5, 2017


Jennine loved concerts. Whether it was going to hear Darius Rucker with her sister-in-law or Maroon Five with the girls from the 'hood or Def Leppard with me, she was up for a good concert, especially if there was a buy-one-get-one Groupon or other discount.

She'd told me that Def Leppard was one of her favorites.  So when they were scheduled to come to town a couple of years ago, we bought our lawn tickets for the amphitheatre venue and planned our mid-summer outing.  Def Lppard was opening for Kiss. What kind of crowd could we expect? Hard rockers of all ages? Women in their 40's still drooling over their band crush? Young people discovering "new" tunes in our "old" music?

We rocked! We rolled! We sang! We cheered!  The band did all of our favorites, as we shared our teenaged memories and made new memories together.

When Def Leppard returned the summer of 2016, we knew we wanted to go again.  The band was actually headlining this time and REO Speedwagon was opening for them.  We readied for another trip down memory lane, and we were not disappointed.

One of my favorite pictures of the two of us was taken at this concert.

In January, she was hoping and planning to attend the March concert of Christian group, Casting Crowns, with another good friend.  She passed on February 5.  Our friend shared this beautiful message from the concert:
Oh, my soul
You are not alone
There's a place where fear has to face the God you know
One more day, He will make a way
Let Him show you how, you can lay this down
'Cause you're not alone

 With our eyes toward heaven and Jennine in our hearts, we are not alone.


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