I ♥ Joshua Bell's violin version of this song!
My father sang many a solo of Ave Maria at
our church of The Immaculate Conception.
He had the most beautiful tenor voice!
He sang the Ave Maria at my
daughter's wedding while she placed a
bouquet of flowers at the base of
the Blessed Virgin Mary statue.
This song never fails to bring tears to my eyes.
I sure wish we had digital recordings
of that moment in the church.
Their wedding was 2 days before Christmas.
Dad's birthday was the 9th of August.
He's been gone for 6 years now
but I still miss my Dad &
think of him every time I hear this song!
Just feeling a little melancholy this morning.