Monday, June 30, 2008

Old things--New way

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.

2 comments:

Karen said...

I'm glad you guys were able to sing for the church. I really miss doing that. I love it when our whole family gets together and we just belt it out. Too bad you couldn't have more of your kids there to sing with you. Hopefully we can all do it again.

Shelbi said...

Hey there, Judy! I miss hearing the Anstines sing together, too! Steve doesn't sing at our new church [well, he sings in the congregation, but they don't have specials there].

He got to do a wedding a few weeks ago [had to sing a country song, which he loved. hee hee. Actually, he sang two songs, one was "We Will Dance" by Steven Curtis Chapman, and the other was at the reception, "God Blessed the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts. He really loved it. You know how he is about singing. Doesn't really matter what it is, he'll sing it.]

Anyway, I found you! I'll be checking back to see what you're up to.

Take care,

Shelbi