Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My Shining Star

Oldest Princess was in her school's talent show this morning. It was so sweet. It brought tears to my eyes to see my tiny little sweetheart up on that big stage. She was much braver than her mama.

I've been so anxious about this talent show because I didn't know what to expect. Three weeks ago, she brought home a paper to sign allowing her to audition. I tried to be tactful, but basically I said, "But you don't have a talent."

She insisted that she wanted to sing, "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" for the show.

"Oh, great!" I thought, "She doesn't have any performing experience, she's never sung in front of anyone before, and now she wants to stand up in front the whole school and sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star?" It sounded like a great opportunity for getting teased to me. But she was so insistent and persistent, I finally emailed her music teacher and asked for advice.

The music teacher was excited that she wanted to sing and started working with her to get ready. It was so hard to just trust her and let her to do this:

video

She did great! I was so proud of her and so thankful I failed in talking her out of it. I need to learn to let my kids stretch their wings and take risks, but that is such a hard thing for a mom to do. It's scary to have my heart walking around outside of my body, but my kids keep amazing me and going beyond my expectations.

9 comments:

The Jernigan Family said...

Someone once told me that having a child was like having your heart walk outside your body, now I know what they were talking about. As a parent you just want to bubble wrap them and keep them safe (as I am figuring out) But way to go being the type of mom to let her little girl shine, because that shine is reflective of you too. Tell her Auntie Mia didn't even know the second verse, so she taught me something really cool! Love ya

Heather said...

She's adorable. I know you must be so proud of her.

Lisa said...

How fun. I have to say it brought tears to my eyes. How brave, how confident she was. Great things are in store for your sweet little girl.
Blessings ~ Lisa

Angie said...

Wow! She did so good! You tell her that her Aunt Angie is very very proud of her.

Mama Mimi (Dana) said...

This was so cute. She did such a great job. Here is a bit of trivia for her. Does she know that the melody for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star was written by one of the greatest composers in history when he was only 3 years old? Mozart. So she sang a high classic. LOL

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

She did wonderful!! What a special moment for you both!!!

Curvy Runner said...

Wow, she did so well! Great tempo/pace, and she didn't seem nervous at all! That is so great!

Katy said...

That was so cute! Gracie would love something like that! Hope we get to see you guys this summer! :)

Bethany said...

She did an awesome job! That is a LOT of people to sing in front of!