We’ll have a silver boat that sparkles
It’ll be lined with fleece of white
We’ll have some rod and reels that are made of gold
The fish will always bite… -excerpt from “Fishing In the Sky”
Kelsey Straeter : Feb 1, 2018 : Faithit.com
[Faithit.com] Music is undoubtedly the sweetest window into the soul. Few things can speak to the heart or awaken a memory quite like the right song. And even if we go years without hearing a favorite tune, all it takes is those first few notes for it to transport you back in time like you just heard it for the first time. (Screengrab via Facebook video/via Love What Matters)
Such was the case for Robert Smith’s mother, who wrote a beautiful song called “Fishing in the Sky” 30 years ago and just got reintroduced to her masterful work of art through the voice of her grandson [Travis Ryan Smith]. Robert recently shared the reaction of his mother hearing his son Travis serenade her through the speakers in the most heart-wrenchingly beautiful video.
“My mom wrote this song: ‘Fishing in the Sky’ about 30 years ago and recorded it on a cassette tape,” Robert wrote on Facebook. “Last year when Travis and I were up here for Christmas, we listened to it. Travis has been recording some music lately; and about three weeks ago, I pitched the idea to Travis to get the lyrics and look into recording it. He remembered the song, and was genuinely interested. Today, I had the pleasure of sharing the finished product with my mom. Her reaction is priceless.”
With tears flowing, hands raised, and her heart full, it’s clear this mama simply couldn’t have gotten a better Christmas present.
Read the powerful lyrics to her 3-decade old tune by clicking here.