Proud Mama Moment

I sang my first solo before I started school. I have a minor in music.
Marshall plays bass and sightreads like a beast.
My brother’s in a band. A really good one, at that.
My parents are both singers.
My grandmother led the church choir for years and years.
Marshall’s dad and brother have been known to sing in a show or two.
His grandmother was a master pianist and harpist.
Point being: music is our thing.
We really, really love it.
So last week when my shy little 6 year old asked me if she could sing in big church, I nearly cheered.
I was surprised that she wanted to do it and told her she would have to talk to our minister of music on her own.
(I wanted this to be her thing. I would support her, but I wanted it to be 100% her decision.)
So she asked and he said yes and we found the accompaniment track from the musical she learned this summer.
And then she did it.
It took a little nudge when the moment came, but she did it!
And did it wonderfully.
I am so, so incredibly proud of her.

Pardon the shaky video. It was recorded by her very proud and excited big brother!

10 Responses to Proud Mama Moment
  1. Angela (Grandma)
    March 19, 2013 | 1:06 pm

    That was awesome! Thanks for posting!

  2. Pam Gunter
    March 19, 2013 | 1:21 pm

    Fantastic job!!!!

  3. Pops
    March 19, 2013 | 1:26 pm

    That’s my big girl!!! I am sure that in a few years we will be hearing my little girl sing too!!! My whole family make me so proud!!!

  4. Jennifer
    March 19, 2013 | 1:48 pm

    She is a natural!! She looks perfectly calm and confident! 🙂

  5. Kimberly
    March 19, 2013 | 1:51 pm

    love it! love that pre-song nervous, excited smile 🙂

  6. Sherry Carr-Smith
    March 19, 2013 | 4:35 pm

    The sweetest!

  7. CathyMartin
    March 19, 2013 | 6:41 pm

    I am also very proud of her. I was shocked that she wanted to sing because she is so shy. I look forward to many more solos! I can hardly wait!

  8. Amy Hinson
    March 19, 2013 | 9:09 pm

    Oh my gosh!!! She gave me chills! I am so shocked that she did it. She seemed so calm. You should be a proud mama.

  9. Donyale
    March 20, 2013 | 3:28 pm

    Thanks for posting! When I read the bullentin online and saw she sang, I was so sad I missed it. She did a fantastic job! (Now do you think she’ll talk to me when I say “Hi” to her?)

  10. Jil Cornaby
    March 20, 2013 | 10:22 pm

    She is absolutely adorable!! What a wonderful post. I can’t even imagine singing at my age and she did such a wonderful job!! Way to go!!