Sunday, May 25, 2008

#88 - Sing with Stephen at church

I really wasn't sure how I was going to complete this goal. For years, Stephen's singing consisted of mumbling with the radio or yelling at concerts. I figured I was never going to get him to sing, and even if I could, he really couldn't carry a tune anyway.

So imagine my surprise when we moved home last year and he joined the church choir (and no, I didn't have to prod him into it.) Much to his surprise, he enjoyed singing, and actually, he wasn't so bad after all! The big test came last October when we were singing a special service for our pastor, and no one would step up to sing "The Big Song" which was our pastor's favorite song and a really hard one at that. Well, by golly, my hubby stepped up to the plate! I 'bout had a fit. And not only that, but he sounded good! Ever since then, I've wanted to sing with him at church, but I knew he still had some qualms and didn't really believe in himself.

Last weekend we were told that we were having a singing service tonight at church, and of course I signed up because I sing every chance I get. But I couldn't believe it when Stephen picked out a song and asked if we could sing it together! Even with our excitement, I know we were both a little unsure at how it would turn out, because we didn't have time to practice at the church at all. So we'd sing driving down the road and try to work out the kinks.

Tonight was the big night! And I am telling you - that boy can sing! And we sounded really good together! We sang "Amazing Grace" by Chris Tomlin and I couldn't believe the response we got from everyone. We really harmonize together. And we have been asked to sing it again on Sunday at church already.

I am so grateful for how far he has come! Music is such a huge part of my life, and I'm thrilled for us to have opportunities to do that together. I'm so happy!


Dad said...

Hi Amanda,
I'm SO happy about y'all's debut singing together. Many happy songs together in the future, I'm sure. You're fortunate that your voices go together well. A lot of famous vocalists can't (or shouldn't) sing together. But when harmony is right everyone knows it!
Love, Dad

Gail said...

Can I sing with you and Stephen?

Amanda said...

Sure Gail! The more the merrier! :)

Katie said...

Did you incorporate some signing into it? Remember?