Friday, March 28, 2008

I Can Only Imagine

I want to share this precious video with you. The girl in the video is Whitney Gallahar. She was 13 years old when this video was taken in Gatlinburg, TN in 2001. I encourage you to listen to the words of this song and watch her eyes throughout the video and see how she "performs" this from her heart. Please watch the video completely and then read the remainder of this blog below. If you have a slow Internet connection, you might want to give it a few minutes to load.

What some of you didn't know before you watched the video is that Whitney left us in May 2007 at the age of 19. For those of you who knew Whitney, we are assured that she is not imagining anymore. She gets to walk by Jesus' side and dance for Him and sing Hallelujah to Him every day and I believe with all of my heart that she has that same look in her eyes, the look of passion and love for her Jesus. Whitney was, and still is, an amazing young lady. She always made the right decisions and she loved everyone she knew. She held no grudges and forgave anyone who did her wrong. I can only pray that I could have the strength and love that she possesed. She was like a little sister to me and I know without a doubt that I will be able to stand in awe of Jesus someday with Whitney right beside me. I won't have to imagine anymore either. If you're not sure that you won't have to imagine one day, or if you have any questions at all, please e-mail me at and I would be honored to help you in any way possible.

Please feel free to share this blog/video with anyone by sending them to my blog or to, which is a blog I set up just for this video. I encourage you to go there and leave a comment on how Whitney has touched your life.


Anonymous said...

From a mother's heart, thank you, Daniel. I pray I will leave a legacy like my daughter did. Forever I will miss her, and forever I will be grateful we had her for 19 years. To God be the Glory!!

Anonymous said...

Daniel, that was the most precious thing I have ever seen! And yes, she isn't imagining anymore! What a beautiful girl she was! Pam Carr

KristinRanae said...

WoW! Daniel, this video is amazing! Thank you for sharing:)

Anonymous said...

This is a fitting tribute to a true sweet spirit. Thank you for sharing it. I pray that everyone watching this video can see the peace and love that can only come from real worship with God. Whitney was a precious soul that I was privileged to know for most of her life, for that I am thankful. To the Gallahar and Reaves families, I love you.---Shana