February 17, 2007
When Robyn Troup’s name was announced on Grammy Night 2007, I couldn’t believe it was true. From that point on, I had zoned out and was just in a daze for the next several days. Watching her interview on the many different television news, radio, and entertainment shows has proven to me that she is exactly where she is supposed to be. Well, she’s known all along where she wanted to be.
I want to thank you for your votes for Robyn. It may typically take a person a lot longer to achieve the fame and recognition that Robyn currently has, and that fast-track to fame would not have been possible without your consistent and persistent votes. I appreciate the fact that you didn’t get tired and bored with this whole process — you continued to do what it took to get her there, and for that I am truly grateful. Whether that was your one or two votes, your hundreds of votes, your asking others to vote, your forwarding emails, your calling people, passing out flyers, texting in your votes — whatever you did in this electronic process, I thank you!
I want to thank you for your support of Robyn. She’s come a mighty long way from the little girl who sang Disney songs all over the house! She’s now a nationally recognized artist — even Mary J. Blige gave her a standing ovation! She needed your love and support in order to continue reaching for that dream. Sometimes when we don’t have the support of those who love us, we aren’t motivated to strive to get that goal. The support you showed — encouragement you gave, opportunity you provided, financial contribution you offered, hug you shared, service you supplied — was deeply appreciated by Robyn and her family.
I want to thank you for your love of Robyn. While you may not have been in the trenches with her on a daily basis, dealing with the day-to-day crises, fighting with a headstrong teenager who usually thought she knew best, you were there and loved her enough to correct her, counsel her, console her and comfort her. You accepted her when it was best and corrected her when it wasn’t. It truly does take a village, and I appreciate you being part of the village.
I want to thank you for your prayers for Robyn. I really don’t even have to expound on that, because you already know! Thank you for asking God to keep my child, to help my child, to direct my child, to protect my child, and to keep blessing my child. We all know who really made this whole experience possible! So I want to thank you for sending up all those prayers so that all these blessings could come down!
We no longer need the votes, but we will always need your support, your love and your prayers. Please continue to support, love and pray for Robyn as she enters this new career; for Raven as she learns to live in this new shadow; and for me as I keep on trying to be the good mother and Christian woman God wants me to be.