Perhaps the title should actually read : ” Proud Mom Creates First Music Vid with Movie Director Son ” . I guess you could say I had an early Christmas present because my Darren found time in his crazy busy schedule to help write and direct the ‘mini movie’ for my title track , Hope Is. My sister , Paula ,and I flew out to Vancouver where we rented a car for the journey to West Van and our gorgeous location. Emma Stookey allowed us to film the whole story at her Grandfather’s log cabin which was built circa 1940 and sits atop a bluff overlooking the ocean. Emma and her husband, Mitch, are part of Darren’s Combination Films team and I am so excited to see the finished result. Part of me feels foolish to be just starting a music career at this stage of my life. I’m 55, I walk with a cane, and have had some sort of joint surgery going on since I was 2 years old! ( Arthritis) . But I also feel extremely blessed to be able to share my musical gift this way…..and what fun I have had doing so!!! Paula HAD to be with me for the shoot since I wrote the song because of her battle with the dreaded breast cancer. My beautiful sister , the miracle girl , is celebrating her 3rd wedding anniversary today and she is cancer free. Now THIS is something to sing about :) !