I used to sing in the Preston County Chorus regularly, but then they changed the practice time to Sunday afternoons and that was my 6th work day...for doing lesson plans, so I didn't sing for several years, but now that I am retired I can sing again...so I did and am. My little husband sings with us, too...a fun time for us together. Really, I am not a singer, but I LOVE to sing with a choir. And evidently it shows, because people often come to me at the end and tell me I enjoyed myself. I dance way better than I sing! The coolest part is that I know I'm not a singer so I don't worry about it at all...the good news is that I am a pretty good mimicer. I sing what the person beside me is singing mostly...so, as long as the person beside me is worrying about getting the right notes and singing well, then I do pretty dang good, too. It's just plain fun for me.
The big event is the Christmas Concert. We do it several times and places. This year it was in two churches and two "nursing" homes.
The church concerts make me cry when we sing some of the powerful traditional hymns of the church...O Holy Night is one. This year, one of the soloists was stepping way out in faith...he was so nervous, his pants were shaking...I prayed for him the whole time he was singing...and he did great. And when the entire choir comes in on the chorus...yowzer! Tears in my eyes and chills up my back. I can hardly get through our benediction song either...The Lord Bless You And Keep You...so pretty.
Here we are singing in my church on Sunday evening.
Isn't it amazing how often you go to a place or a person to be a blessing to them and you are the one who is blessed? I have had this happen each time I have done mission work...blessed over and over again.
Emmanuel was with us tonight.
And Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer...wish I had a picture of all of us in our antlers!
Have you had a blessing to be blessed experience?
I hope so.