Did you sense, Papa Gaetano, as you held yourprecious little son on your shoulders, that someday he would be loved by thousands of people around the worldfor his talent, his humility, and graciousness?
Could you have imagined that he would spread the knowledge of thebeauty ofItaly and its bel canto music across the globe?
Could you have dreamed that your love and care in the raising of this child would ultimately result in a relationship with him that wouldgrow evenstronger as he grew up and went out on his own to pursue a life changing career that would include your participation?
Did you know how important you would be to him and to his future?
I guess you must have, because you have nurtured him, loved him andgivenhim the opportunities that were needed in preparing for what was to come.
You have taught him to bekind and generous, to be loving to children andoldfolks alike…to be humble in the presence of adoring fans,andespecially to love and cherish God and family.