Because of amazing grace, persons who have been consistently disappointed, may find pleasant surprises coming from the most unexpected of places.
For Aretha, the family was out on a walk one evening, when her son heard her voice coming out of a speaker on the sidewalk. It was her first hit song. It was a pleasant surprise for her and the family. And coming only after she left Ted White because of a bust-up, it was very special indeed. Some people may argue that even if the family had not walked past the record store that evening, Aretha would still have got to know about her first hit song one way or another the circumstance of ‘discovering’ her first hit song could simply not be waved as an occasion of mere coincidence.