Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Soundtrack of Life...

Well, it's been a little while since I reminded everyone what a great singer - songwriter Chris Rice is. I stumbled onto this on YouTube last week, and was delighted to hear some new stuff. (warning: this video is approx 30 minutes long, so takes a little while to load)

Why do I love music so much? It's always been a part of my life - fun kids' songs (and of course I've come full circle as I'm now teaching many of the same ones to my children), cheesy ballads that somehow are just perfect during awkward teen years, majestic hymns that inevitably bring tears to my eyes... I can't even begin to choose a favorite - there are so many wonderful songs, and many are attached to priceless memories.

If I don't have music playing, then I'm probably humming or singing myself. And I'm so thrilled to see our children enjoying it, too. We jam out to Sunday School songs, and have an unwritten rule that we must belt out "Snuggle Puppy" at least once a day. And I know we're giant dorks, but our daughter absolutely loves to watch Lawrence Welk (she gets to stay up for an extra half hour on Saturday nights so she can enjoy the puce dresses, bubbles, waltzing, and long forgotten show tunes) The kids have a few of their own musical instruments, and both demonstrate a strong sense of rhythm - their voices are pretty good, too, and I'm really curious to see how they develop in the years ahead.

Lord, I thank you for the amazing gift of music!!
“Always keep a song in your heart - it's like karaoke for the voices in your head”
w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w - Robert Fulton Abernethy


Vanessa said...

I try to email you and it bounces! I love your blog and don't know why it isn't on my linkS!!! Am I on yours?
Quick, before your husband comes home and you forget about all of us where do you get the cool Christian stuff on you left panel?
Email me

Trish D said...

I've emailed you - and don't worry, I won't completely abandon the computer when my honey is back :)