Daniel Smith | December Update

December 2018

DANIEL'S  HOUSE IS FULL OF MUSIC

Some of you know that Daniel was (and is) a gifted musician:  vocally, arranging, key board, piano, and more. He held concerts throughout Washington State and  won the GMA 1997 song of the year (regional) and competed on a national level in Nashville during the Dove Awards in 1997.  He was offered a record deal but it eventually fell through.  . As the Bureau of Prisons still has him confined mostly to home ~ Daniel has set up his music studio. In the November Update he did the arranging for both Karis and Sabby's beautiful songs.

This month Daniel took to the studio to record a special Christmas Thank You song  ~ just for you, his supporter.  He and his daughter Sabby sing this together.  

ONE MORE MONTH OF BUREAU OF PRISONS CUSTODIAL MONITORING TO GO  ~ probably shortly after New Years 2019.  Finally then ~ ~  he’ll be free other than reporting to probation ~ for 4 additional years.

DANIEL'S HEART TALK TO YOU FOLKS & A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SONG

Dear Friends & Family,

I'll keep this update short.

This last week was my first Thanksgiving holiday with family in four years!  It was magic.  I dug up the old turkey brine recipe, Karis made her green bean casserole, Sabby made her macaroons with rose and orange blossom water, and I made root-beer-float cookies.  =)  We all broke from keto to enjoy the fresh rolls, cranberry and sweet potato casserole.  We had 13 for dinner and it was SO MUCH FUN!  The day reminded of me of just how much I have to be grateful for.

I have been trying to think of a way to express my gratitude to all of you with more than just words.  I don't have much to give yet, but I do have music.  So ... this week I took to the studio to record a special Christmas song just for you.  I asked my daughter, Sabby, if she would join me and she said yes!   So ... this is our early Christmas present to all of you from all of us, saying thank you, once again, for all your prayers and support.

Here's the link to listen online:

https://soundcloud.com/dvotino/thats-christmas-to-me-acapella-performed-daniel-sabby-for-friends-family-christmas-2018

If you'd like a copy of the mp3, write me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'll email it to you directly!  I would love to hear from you.

Some potentially good news ... if everything goes as planned, I start work for a tech company this month.  There are a number of projects they need help with and I look forward to being of service.  I will still be able to work on other projects that are important to me, which I hope to share with you after the New Year.

Until then, I'm sending my love and wishing you all the most delightful holiday season ever.  For you, I am grateful.  Thank you.

With all my Love, Light, Laughter & Limitlessness
~ Daniel"


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Brief Comments from Dad

(1) Finances have made quite an improvement thanks to those of you who dug deeply in November and helped Daniel get nearly caught up. Now with his first employment checks starting to trickle in the future looks much brighter. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

(2) The GoFundMe site, designed for those who are unfamiliar with his story, also received some appreciated donations in November. Thank you for those of you who  sent the link to family & friends.

The GoFundMe link is:
http://gofundme.com/dad-deserves-a-fresh-new-start

You can see that Daniel has taken the "bull by the horns" and now has a job and will quickly be supporting his family again.  He is going to continue beginning life anew. He is refreshed by you folks and often tells me so. Your sacrificial love has been like a box of presents every step of the way. We pray that your Christmas Season will be your best ever...as it will be for Daniel and his family.

If you can help Daniel at this crucial time...

Any assistance can best be sent through PayPal’s Send Money. When PayPal asks for the email to which your donation is to be sent, simply type (copy & paste does not work). Please either type:

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or
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Some find it even simpler to just click the PayPal logo below:
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If you prefer to send your donation conventionally: USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc. please send it to:

Larry Smith 9208 NE Highway 99, Suite 107-165 Vancouver, WA 98665-8986.
(This "suite" is simply a type of a post office box - with a street address.)

Please Note: It is still not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account while in custody at his house ~ that’s why, I his father, receive it for him. To be deposited for Daniel’s and his family’s use it needs to be made out to Larry Smith.

Most Thankfully
Larry Smith
Daniel’s Father

PS: RE:  Future Daniel Smith Updates ~ I’ll continue to send Updates to you regularly  (health allowing)  as we know you folks love Daniel and want to be kept informed.