Sunday, February 22, 2009

I've decided

For days I've been trying to decide what to blog about. There's a lot to tell you. Really. But how to make it cute and engaging and worth reading? Jazz game? All-day date with my sweetheart? Our family Valentine's Day (today)?

Tonight I decided.

I decided that I must have been in the angel choir announcing the birth of the Savior. I'm serious. I don't believe it could have all been based on talent. If it was, I was a marginal player. But if it was based on love of music and love of the Savior of the world, I was a shoo-in. I was SO there.

Last week I was on the phone with my mother for about 45 minutes. The phone beeped two different times. But since I believe that call waiting was invented by Satan, I did not even look to see who was calling. So when I got off the phone (because the battery was about to die), and I plugged in the phone, there were two new voice messages. They were both from my friend, Peggy, who was inviting me to go with her to Sterling Singers. This is a choir that is over 10 years strong in the Salt Lake Valley and is led my Kelly DeHaan, who is our children's choir teacher at West Jordan High School. I have wanted join this choir (and others over the years), but I haven't quite been able to justify the time away from our family. Now here was Peggy on the phone (I returned her call), telling me that I absolutely needed to come. After a quick check-in with Spencer--who was his wonderful, supportive self!--I decided to go to choir practice with Peggy. After practice I decided to go to a sacrament meeting performance on Sunday (today).

We sang in the Cottonwood 3rd ward today, and it was SO. DANG. FUN. I've decided it is fun to sing with people who REALLY know how to sing. I know that sounds conceited. But it is fun. It's also fun to sing with people who love to sing, and this group is that, too.

I get to sing second soprano, which is my part. I've decided that singing second is so fun because it's still in a soprano range (where my voice is better) but it's a harmony part. There just isn't much second soprano in a ward or even a stake choir. In Sterling Singers, it is SO THERE! I love it.

I've decided that I have the best family in the world. Especially my husband, who is so seriously supportive of letting me follow my dreams. He may not be the perfect man, but he is the perfect man for me. I've decided.

My biggest talent is not music, but I love it. I decided.

That's a lot of decisions for this weekend, don't you think.

I think so, too. I've decided.


Bryan Wilde said...

I agree with you, call-waiting was totally invented by satan. In fact, I've pretty much given up on the whole phone thing. Whenever it rings, I tell my family, "I'm not here." How's that for a recluse? It's great to see you still have your passion for music. What a great opportunity for you.