Open Letter To Amber & Michael Buble
Posted 03 May 2007 - 07:12 PM
Take care and let us know how the surgery goes.
Cyper hugs to you too.
Buble's Brunette Babe #204
Posted 04 May 2007 - 09:56 PM
Kids bounce back and we suffer with worry and anticipation. My grandson has Asbergers and I understand your struggle. You are a real trouper.
Grace and Peace, Pam
Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:43 AM
What a beautiful letter, what an exceptionally beautiful gesture Michael made, what an unforgettable memory for your two angels(and for you and Carlos)!!
Thank you for sharing this experience with us. When we returned home Tuesday evening, I watched our tape of "The Today Show" and wondered who that beautiful dark haired girl was that MB was talking to as he stroked her hair. Now all the pieces have fallen in place.
God bless you and your family always.
Posted 02 May 2007 - 06:26 PM
As I have said before, I have an autistic boy named Danny too...he's not a buble fan (he's more into movies then music) but I know exactly HOW HUGE this moment was for you!
I'm so glad your daughter had a moment to shine! So often our other kids seemingly get lost in the shadow of autism.
What a special day for all of you!
And Amber, you raised a great man, and TY Michael for your moment in the sun with this family!
Justin & Rob at the Hilton 2006
Posted 02 May 2007 - 12:07 PM
All the best to you and your family, Andrea.
"I am whatever you perceive me to be"
"This is who I am; you can like it or not": Madonna
"I have PMS and ESP: That makes me a bitch who knows everything!"
Posted 02 May 2007 - 12:27 PM
Your appreciation is so well stated...
I am so thrilled to hear this story - I have dear friends with an autistic child and I know how hard they work and fight, and how deeply they feel, and it is truly amazing when you see a light in your children's eyes because MB took the time and energy to spread some love thier way...
I am so very happy to hear about this...
Posted 15 May 2007 - 12:14 AM
What a beautiful letter! I hope that this message is relayed to Michael so he knows how much he has touched your family, especially little Danny.
My husband has Asperger's, and his cousin is severely autistic and cannot handle crowds and noise very well, either. But maybe one day there will be an opportunity for Danny to meet Michael in an environment that he is more comfortable in. You never know!
April 29, 2008 ~ Albuquerque, NM
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Posted 02 May 2007 - 02:02 PM
I'm having trouble seeing my monitor properly right now as I read your letter to Michael and Amber through tears of joy.
Reading about your experiences at Webster Hall and outside The Today Show has brought a lump to my throat - how wonderful that Danny understands everything you told him about your precious meeting with Michael and that his cognitive development has been aided by listening to Michael's music over the last couple of years.
And what a wonderfully loving sister he has in Jesse - that photo of the two of them in your signature is just so cute!
I'm sure your message will get to Michael somehow and as much as I know YOU appreciate what he has done for you guys - in signing an autograph, taking the time out to speak to you and Jesse and singing a few lines to her at Webster Hall, etc - I'm sure Michael, in turn, feels equally as touched by having such loving and wonderful fans such as yourselves!
Hope to meet you all on the road some day!
Posted 07 May 2007 - 05:07 PM
That is so great that Michael made a video message for your son! I wish he could do that for Danny, because Danny could never take the noise and hub bub of a concert! I can't imagine a venue in which he could meet Michael, unless he comes to our house for dinner! (The chances of that being slim to none, leaning more toward none!...Although, Michael...if your reading this...I make a killer Lasagna, and my homemade tacos are awesome too!)
Posted 07 May 2007 - 06:54 AM
Posted 02 May 2007 - 06:44 PM
I, also, was moved to tears by your beautiful post along with everyone. Thank you for sharing with us!!! It's so wonderful what Michael can do with his loving ways!
I, too, am so happy to hear about Danny's responses and the wonderful experience for Jesse! We thank you again for telling us about your wonderful family!!!!!
Posted 03 May 2007 - 04:22 PM
It surprised even me that when I finally got to meet Michael...it didn't occur to me to say any of the things I had thought I might. All I could think about, having just gotten off the phone with Danny, (who wanted me to bring Michael home with me so he could, as Danny put it, "play with me..." was that my little guy was missing such a wonderful experience.
While Jesse was having the time of her life, I knew Danny would never be open to that world...or that world would never be open to him, and all I wanted at that moment, when I had Michael's brief, but total attention, was that my son have a little piece of our experience.
To tell you the truth, Michael kinda looked at me almost as if I frightened him, and for a second, I thought, do I look intimidating to him? But then I realized that when I mentioned my son with autism, he immediately stepped closer, took the book, and said, "What's his name?" And when he touched Jesse's hair, I saw not fright, but empathy.
He never smiled at us, but his eyes, which neither of us will ever forget, were intense, and now, after the fact, I wish I could have told him how joyful Danny can be.
I wish I had a video to post of Danny's reaction when I handed him the little book, and told him that Michael wrote a note just for him.
If Michael could have ever seen that, he would be so delighted and I hope, proud!
It would be my fondest wish to have Danny meet Michael, although I cannot imagine a venue in which that would occur.
Danny goes into surgery tomorrow...and although it's a fairly routine one, the closer we get to it, the more I feel terror creeping into my heart. I could not imagine a life without my children.
(This of course means, Michael, that I cannot even fantasize about anyone but my husband...so you are safe from me! )
In any case, perhaps it was the point of life that my family is at, with so much turmoil, but the timing of our NY trip and meeting Michael could not have been better. We needed something nice to happen...and it did.
Would it have been different if our lives were in such turmoil? Would it have meant less to me? Maybe, but it was what it was...and it was wonderful. And as many times as Michael has had an affect on someone...I still felt that he should know that his gestures meant so much to these children, and this mother at this time.
And everyone who has read this thread, and/or responded, should know that you have also lifted us even higher. God has put many wonderful people on this earth, and it's so nice to find so many of them here.
Posted 02 May 2007 - 06:35 PM
Danny just came into my office, as I was reading your post and said, "Mommy, can we go see Michael Buble now?
I showed him some photos I just downloaded to my computer from my camera, and he said, "Oh! There is my friend Michael! He found you!" That made him happy, and he is now in the family room singing, as he always does!
I so wanted to share this experience not just with Michael, but with everyone on this board, because we all share some special thing that Michael's music does for us!
Jesse, Danny and I are still floating on air! Even my husband called earlier from work to tell me how he was thinking about Danny's wonderful reaction to seeing Michale's note!
With so much hardship coming up for us...this experience will serve as a little sunshine for some rainy days ahead. We'll get through them, but it will be just a little easier now.
Thanks for your response!
Posted 10 May 2007 - 06:37 PM
I can't beleeeeve I missed the Taco Party! I guess I'll just have to shoot for June!
Speaking of missing things...Michael is doing a concert right here in Fairfax Virginia on August 11...AND I'LL BE AT MY NEPHEW'S WEDDING IN CONNECTUCUTT!!! Aaaarrrggghhh! (That sound you hear is me banging my head against the wall!) The other sound is Jesse screaming "NO FAIR"! Meanwhile, Danny is humming "Everything".
What a life, what a world...
P.S. Michael, could you come back to Virginia later in the tour?
Posted 03 May 2007 - 12:02 AM
Granpa Mitch knew deep down inside his heart what "his little sunshine" would do. How fitting and what great hindsight he had...when he decided to show his love towards Michael by calling him SUNSHINE"... his sunshine really shines through. I have not met Michael or even yet seen him perform ...but these experiences that many fans have had with him...his utmost respect for his fans (even the anoying ones), his care and the attention he gives is truly awesome...these "moments" are the ones that truly pushes us to continue to admire him. I have read many tender moments...many special things where Michael gives his all...and truly this has to be one of the tops!!!
Any mother would be overjoyed...to see that twinkle in your childs eyes can´t be top by anything...I´m happy for Jesse...she so deserves this..."her time, her recognition...her feeling special on her very own"...and Danny...what can I say...your child has made a gigantic leap and all because of a special human being...that by pure act of all the positive energy in this universe...gives so much as the MAN HE IS...and also so much through his talent and music.
As a mother...I´m feeling very PROUD!!! Mom Amber, Louise, Grandpa Mitch and all of the rest of the Bublé Clan what a great job you all have done...whats left to say?...Thank you!...Michael be wise...be safe...keep being who you are!!! THE BEST IS YET TO COME...AND IT WILL COME!!!
Posted 03 May 2007 - 09:09 PM
"Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius." -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
"The difference between a smart person and a wise person is that a smart person knows what to say and a wise person knows whether or not to say it." -- Quote found on the wall of a recreation center office in Berkeley, California."
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