In the Garden was my mother's favorite hymn. It held deep personal meaning for her, and, now that she is gone, I feel close to her when I hear it. So I sought a video clip of In the Garden to use here to close out my series of garden-themed blog posts...and found this one by a young girl named Lydia!
Our shared name is not my reason for featuring her version of the song. I could have given you Elvis, or Loretta Lynn, a man named Jack Marti, several gospel groups, or a teenage boy known as nickalo8 doing a quite respectable imitation of Brad Paisley singing this song. But I chose sweet Lydia Pangburn's earnest and pure a capella interpretation because I know in my heart it is the one that would have brought tears to my mother's eyes.