Music is an important part of my life. It can give me goose bumps and touch the deepest part of my soul. I grew up playing the piano and could lose myself for hours in it. But it’s a part of me that has been dormant for awhile. You often hear as a mom you need to take care of yourself so you can take care of those around you. I’m trying to reawaken some areas in my life that are good for my soul. Music is one of them.
It’s also an area I’ve wanted to get more involved in at MICS. So many kids here have such natural talent, especially when it comes to singing. The last few weeks in chapel we have been learning about faith. When the boys were at VBS this summer they got a CD of the music they had learned that week which included a song about faith that I knew I wanted to introduce to the kids. In my dream world MICS would have a big, vibrant choir, but I have no experience teaching music. I decided to get my feet wet though and teach the song to a small group of girls in boarding. And teaching turned out to mean playing the song over and over and before long they had it memorized and everyone’s parts just fell into place naturally. They didn’t really need me at all.
The girls performed the song at boarding night, a Valentine’s party, morning chapel and at church on Sunday. I felt like a proud momma watching my girls up there singing in front of a few hundred of people. I’m not sure if we can declare the MICS choir to be up and running yet but my little group is already asking me to learn another song. And yes, they gave me goose bumps!