Wow, I love NCLW I have 12, I repeat 12, comments. I have never had that many. I feel so special and loved. I have found so many blogs that I think are the BEES KNEES. I am sure you know this, but there are a LOT of courageous woman out there. We are all connected by one strong bond and I can relate in some way to each and every one. But you know what else is unique about us??
Well, I don't know you tell me. We have many talents in our little internetz group.
To celebrate NCLW, I thought I would tell you guys about one of my special talents.
When I was a (insanely cute) little girl my grandfather gave me something that I still treasure to this day. Something that some people are very afraid of and some people should NEVER have. He gave me a microphone.
Papaw has always been a minister and usually pastors small churches in small towns. The kind that have lots of little old ladies that pinch your cheeks and give you gum and paper to write on when you are bored. One Saturday my whole family was at the church as were having a get together and we always had dinner at the church since there are so many of us. Well my uncle plays the guitar and there were having a little jam session and they handed me a microphone. I sang Jesus Loves Me, He's Still Working on Me, God likes People, well, you get the idea. I would not stop. I was hooked.
I begged my grandfather to let me sing in church and so (being that at the time I was terribly spoiled) he said yes. So I practiced a little more and went home to prepare for my show. The next morning I was sitting with my aunt and all the little old ladies had given me gum so I was waiting very patiently chewing. My grandfather called me to the stage.
I stood up very proudly and walked to the stage. I then handed my grandfather my purse and stuck my gum and the little pew beside him and took my microphone.
Wanna here what I sang? Well, you can't but I can tell you the words.
Jesus loves the little children
All the children of the world
Red and Yellow, Pink and Green
Strangest kids I ever seen
Jesus loves the little children of the World.
Yea, my aunt and uncle got in an insane amount of trouble as they taught me that version when we were practicing.
But here's the thing, I loved singing. After that I sang a lot and I got good. I sang in different churches and won competitions. I started a praise and worship band as a teenager and we even went to Houston and performed. It was what I was going to do with my life. I traveled with a few singers as a young kid and babysat for them just so I could be there. I sang with my Uncles band.
I could blame it on a number of things but for some reason I don't do it anymore. I miss it very much. I have a great fear that I will loose the ability. I just do not know how to get back on the horse ya know?
But that is my talent and I am proud of it and very thankful. So what are some of your talents that you have hidden?
Oh yea and I forgot my gum when I finished singing but while my grandfather was preaching I remembered it and went back and got it.