This past weekend a very special reunion took place of former member of the New Hope Singers International. Our most recent gathering had been in 2003. Twenty-five of us spent Saturday together, hugging, rehearsing, performing at the Washington Family Church, and sharing memories. We had lived, traveled the world, performed, recorded and fundraised together non-stop beginning on September 15, 1973. I left NHSI after three years to return to college, some stayed on into the early 1980s. It was a powerful experience to spend a day and sing together once again. Several shared that their NHSI years were the best years of the lives.