When our kids were younger (and so were we!) we would be invited to sing several times a year, as a family, at different events. This was usually in a hundred mile area from our home, but occasionally we would expand beyond that. Almost always it would be at a church function. As the kids grew older,and as other things in life happened, we were doing this less and less until it became very RARE for us to sing at church or anywhere else.
Recently the church we are attending planned a 4th of July celebration and asked us to sing for it. Kevin and Cory were the closest ,and only ones available, to help us out. The theme was "Patriotism/Freedom" and we were asked to include a time for the audience to sing along. Cory practiced with us, but when it came time to sing she felt like she wasn't confident enough about her 'part' ,the songs were all new to her, to sing with us. So it was just Kevin, Ron, and Me. Kevin and Ron had a request to sing "The Lighthouse", then we did "The Statue of Liberty", and "I'm Free" then led the audience in "Amazing Grace", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful" . Two teens from church had done a skit about "In God We Trust" as our country's motto; and our friend from Warsaw, Bob Smith, had played his guitar and sang,too. It was great fun and a blessing to do this. ( Ron had already been asked to play piano a few times for the worship service.) We will see what God might have in store for the future.