"The Sound of Music"
Hatboro-Horsham High School Choir Robe
I'm going to totally freak out Thing #3 and not only "mention" her here on my blog...but downright "brag" a bit about her. Publicly. Lucky for me, she never reads my blog. I hope.
Thing #3 probably feels she's been a bit on the back burner lately, with her two siblings getting married and all that entails. Lucky for her I have a four burner stove. She gets equal time in the line of fire when it comes to me. Also lucky for her? She doesn't take after her mom when it comes to the "vocal" department. That girl can sing! (disclaimer: "I" sound amaaaaaaazing when I'm all alone in my car singing...but somehow it just never quite translates when in the company of others. This truly baffles me).
As a parent, it's so rewarding when you see your kid work hard at something. Then reap the benefits. Not only in that particular talent, but probably more importantly...in self confidence. This has been a year of reaping for Thing #3, in many ways. But these past few months it has been her singing that has taken center stage, literally and figuratively. We spent this weekend at the Pennsylvania State Choir Festival, where Thing #3 earned a chair as an Alto through auditions where she advanced from districts, thru regionals, and then states. Icing on the cake? She auditioned at States and earned a chair at the All-Eastern Choir Festival in Rhode Island later this year.
To experience a stage full of such talent as I did this past weekend...is breathtaking. I am in awe of their commitment to hone their skills into such amazing talent. I say this as a former sports mom, who had no experience whatsoever in dealing with an 'artsy' kid. There are some similarities. But what my Thing #3 has...will last a lifetime. It's the gift that will keep on giving.
And I realized something else this past weekend, while listening from my seat in the concert hall. I CAN sing. I heard it coming from my heart. Thank you Thing #3. You inspire me. You awe me. And yes...you still tick me off sometimes too.
(proud mom...and only semi-afraid of showing it)
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Please join me on Sundays for Song-ography.
This week's song title is Pharrell Williams' "Happy".