"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Carolers performance

Noah is in a singing group at school. A volunteer group of kids with a fabulously wonderful teacher who gives huge amounts of her time to these kids. Noah really debated staying with the group this year. He nearly gave into the "it isn't cool to be a 5th grade boy in a singing group... you should play football" mindset. But he didn't. He went to lunchtime practices, after school practices, school day off practices. And loved it. The funny thing? We humored him because he liked it. We didn't know the kid could actually sing. In fact his teacher came up to me in the halls to tell me that she had given him a solo and I truthfully thought that maybe she felt sorry for the poor kid. I was so afraid for him. Afraid that he would get up on stage and when he realized he couldn't carry a tune be crushed. There was no way I thought this could turn out good.

Then I started to hear little murmurs about Noah and his talent... teachers talking at school, other kids talking. I (on purpose) stayed away from all the practices. I didn't want to know...
Guess what??? He can sing... and he is good at it... (I am not at all biased I'm sure!!) but it just amazes me. This kid doesn't like to be away from home, even for a night. Taking him into a store with lots of people nearly does both of us in... a trip to the doctor's office elicits panic attacks... but the kid can stand on stage and sing and dance and love it!! He is amazing!!!


as written by Barbara said...

This is so way cool!!! What a fantastic solo! You surprised your Mom, too.
As a music teacher, I can say girls at your age usually end up being silly or worrying about how they look; Guys just sing and are the REAL thing.
Keep up the good work... and keep singing that song that's in your heart.
Barbara Lyman :-)

Rebecca said...

Wow....I am so impressed!!! Yay for Noah!!!!!!!!!