Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Cell Group Kickoff

Tonight was the night. We take a month off in August from our cell groups, just to give ourselves a break and make us really miss each other!!

We had a great group there. Lots of talking, lots of laughing, lots of GREAT food, great games and just great fun. We really do have such an awesome group of people in our church.

But I think my biggest "proud mommy" moment happened tonight. Let me rewind a little though.

Last year we bought a Veggie Tales sings worship music cd. Saraya loves this cd. She constantly listens to it, and we even have it on both of our iPods so that it's pretty much always with us. It is the funniest thing ever to ride in the car when she's listening. You know how it is when your ears are plugged with earphones, you sing way louder than you should. She sings at the top of her lungs to these songs. We've been saying for awhile that we need to video it. Hopefully we'll actually do that soon.

Monday night we were at church setting up the tables and chairs for the kickoff tonight. Saraya was running around playing and then she asked if she could go on stage to pretend to sing. I let her go up there with two very strict rules. 1) you cannot take the mic out of the stand. 2) you cannot touch any instruments or wires or anything up on stage. She agreed so we went up and I lowered my mic down. Then she needed a music stand. (Like she can read) I set her up and asked her what she was going to sing. I know that she loves Blessed Be Your Name so I started singing it as I worked and she stood up there and belted it out. It was so cute. I asked her if she was going to get on stage sometime and sing, and of course she said yes.

To my surprise, not very long after we got to church she came up to me and said, "mommy, is it time for me to sing?" She was 100% serious. So, we went up there and I turned on Blessed Be Your Name on my iPod and she sang right into the mic and did a great job! I teared up! It was so precious. She was so cute up there. I think I was in Kindergarten when I sang my first solo, so she is starting earlier than I did!!

8 comments:

Misty said...

It really was sweet. She saw me later cleaning up after church and she said, "Hey Miss Misty". I said, "Hey Saraya, you sang so pretty." She smiled and said, "Like my mommy."

Amanda said...

She was precious up there! It looked like all the other kids wanted in on the action but weren't quite sure what to do. Saraya is a natural performer!

Rachel said...

My favorite part was when she really kicked it up a notch with the chorus. What a doll! Mia was trying to push in on her spotlight a bit though. Sorry!

Lesley said...

So sweet. I was blinking back tears.

Amy Barrett said...

Awhh.... Dana that is awesome! I wish I could have seen it! "just like my mommy!" that is so sweet.

Misty said...

You rock Saraya.

H.T. said...

She is so stinkin' cute!!! Saraya has the sweetest little personality too.

S.A. said...

How cute? a little singer in the making. We'll get her a little pink mic stand.