Monday, December 21, 2015

My Son Sings and I Sing

So what do you do when you find yourself 
looking at life upside down???

Too much month left over at the end of the money.
The rent equals the check.
Not to mention groceries and gas?
Family connections lost.
Friends far away.
Hurting people everywhere 
and no means to meet the need.

I hesitate to share my stories. 
I never want to take for granted that some of you 
will spend Christmas alone this year.  

I care.  I really do. 

I hurt.  I cry with you.

I understand depression. I know what it feels like to feel locked away.
I fight this every day even when surrounded by those I love. 

This year, I am counting my blessings that I am spending the holidays
near my children.  I don't take it for granted and I don't know if this is forever. 
It may be for just a season, but we are where we are supposed to be for now. 

Yesterday, I heard my grown son sing for the first time since middle school.

Can I tell you I cried?
Yes, I did.

He sang in all the Christmas plays as a little boy. 
I think he moved more than he sang, 
my busy little boy!

His wife sings beautifully too. 

The last time I heard him sing, his voice was changing 
and his voice was deep and low. 
I felt sure he was a baritone or bass.

I could not believe that he is a perfect tenor.
He did all the ad lib stuff and vibrato that not everyone can do. 
I was so proud of him.  
He's such a good Christian husband and daddy.

Last week, I went to dinner with him and the kids.
Christina was working and so I tagged along.
There was a bad accident and I said, "Oh we need to pray."
Connor said, "Daddy pray."
Chad started praying aloud and then Connor cut in and finished the prayer.
I am so very proud of the man HE is!

Christy, Troy and Harper surprised him
and came to hear his debut.  

Of course, let's get a picture!

This is what it looks like trying to get a family picture 
made with busy little ones,

Keep clicking,

and it will happen!

Today I sing with Mary, 
"My soul rejoices in God my Savior.
My soul doth magnify the Lord."


  1. What a wonderful Christmas Gift for a Mama!!

  2. What a wonderful Christmas Blessing for you Bonnie.. That is not greater joy than to hear and see your children honor and serve the Lord.. I am so happy for you.. Stay cheerful and celebrate those blessings that money cannot buy...Merry Christmas my friend. BLessings!

  3. What a lovely post. You should be so proud of your children. I love it when I get to see my children shine, too. I guess that is what makes our motherhood jobs so satisfying. Merry Christmas!

  4. That's a sweet memory everyone can cherish for many years. I used to enjoy singing in public too. Tell him to keep singing and take care of his voice, or he'll lose the gift in later years. It's like a muscle if one doesn't exercise it, the singing muscles can be gone forever.
    I hope the depression leaves you alone from now on. You're too kind to hurt. Praying for you all. ~:)

  5. How special to hear your son sing after many years. I know your heart was full of pride. You truly have a beautiful family with beautiful hearts! These pictures are so cute. Sending my love and prayers.

  6. What a blessing to have your family together! And what joy to hear him sing. I wish you had a video! You are truly blessed.
    PS - my nativity post is up. :)

  7. Savoring the moments, that's the best you can do. I like what you said about not knowing if "this is forever." That is so true. Family members that I never thought in a million years would be estranged from me are estranged from me. Not my choosing, but theirs. It hurts and so the best we can do, when things like this happen, is to make the most of the moments we have with those who are near to us.

    I would love to hear your son sing.

  8. Christmas blessings! It is a blessing to know your son is such a good Christian husband and father!...and to hear him a sing, a bonus! Hugs!

  9. You, my friend, are a treasure. Beautiful. Many Christmas Blessings.

  10. What a blessing! I know that you are so happy to have witnessed this and SO proud of your Son! Have a blessed day dear friend, LOVE that family picture:)

  11. Blessings abound!!! Yes, that's the way we take family pics too!!!

  12. This is just a wonderful post, so happy for you-all.

  13. So sweet when you see what a wonderful adult your child has become! What a blessing for you this Christmas! Have a wonderful, memorable day!

  14. Sending you wishes for the a Peaceful and Joyous Christmas. Hugs!

  15. That must have made you so happy to hear your son sing. I bet it brought back memories of when he sang as a little boy. What a special talent that is. And a terrific family picture.



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