I have written many letters, in different ways as well. I have written letters in brightly colored ink, various stickers, glitter, cut outs, anything I could think of to get Dolly's attention and to make my letter stick out from the rest. And in these letters I told Mrs. Parton how much I loved her attitude, her songs, movies, charities, everything about her...I would then tell her my life long dream to meet her. I soon realized I am not the only one who has this dream. I then began wondering, how am I any different than any of these other fans? They want to meet her just as bad as I do. What makes me so special for her to read my letter? What are the odds of a super star like Dolly Parton to stop her busy life, just to let me meet her? Well I'll tell you, the odds are a million to 1/2...
This troubled me. How could I want something so bad, and be completely denied any chance? You may be saying to yourself, well I could always win a meet and greet. Let me ask those of you who have already won such an honor, how long did you get to see Dolly? Long enough to get a picture? Maybe a few words? And then on she goes. The possibility of her to look back and think of what was a life changing experience for some, and feel the same. I use to think I wanted this. I was wrong.
Yes, Dolly Parton has touched my life through her songs, her interviews, her outlook on life, her book, and her lack of judgment against others. The last thing I want to do is to ask more of Mrs. Dolly. She has unknowingly done so much for me, and I don't wish to ask for more.
My new dream is not to meet Dolly Parton, but for Dolly Parton to meet me. God sent Dolly to me in different times in my life, when I need guide the most. I can't help but think that was for a reason. I think I could help Mrs. Parton. How? I don't know. When? I have no clue. With what? Only God knows. I just know that God has sent me this great feeling of faith. Faith that I can help Dolly Parton in ways that she has helped me. I realize this may sound ridiculous. I have tried to convince myself that I should just ignore it, believe me, I think its weird too. But I have this strong feeling that I was meant to help. And Mrs. Dolly Parton is where I want, need to start.
Now my biggest problem is the How and With what shall I help her.... After all, she IS Dolly Parton, a woman with 3 times as much wisdom and experience as I. But I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, I was meant to help. Whether it be through friendship, volunteering, or assisting in anyway I know how.
Ok, please don't think I'm some crazy fan who just wants an autograph, or a picture, or a lock of hair, or whatever crazy thing stalker fans want.. I am very sincere in what I say. I believe in being as genuine as humanly possible. If Dolly reads this, well, please don't think I'm some weirdo. I don't want to be just some fan you meet for a couple minutes then forget, I want to leave an impression on your life (not in a bad way though). A good impression. One you can look back on and smile.
I do have faith that one day my dream will come true. I just have this feeling. Have an absolutely wonderful day everyone.