II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I knew this day would come--when my daughters singing career would officially begin. Yesterday she brought home her first audition form from school. They are having an all-school talent show on the last day of school, May 19th. Auditions are on May 7th. She's 100% positive she wants to do this, which doesn't surprise me although I am proud and admire her boldness and self-confidence--things I SEVERELY lacked as a child.
She has chosen to sing the song "Pure" by Superchick. I was sceptical at first, the song is kind of rappy and has a lot of words sung FAST. But, amazingly enough, I pulled up the lyrics online and had her sing it to me and she knows about 85% of them already! Really, she knows them all...it's just a matter of getting the 3 verses in the correct order. Anyway, I am delighted that she wanted to sing a Christian song. That sounds almost weird to even say because as a child, I wasn't allowed to listen to ANYTHING that wasn't totally Christian...but we aren't nearly that "strict" about what she listens to and I expected her to say she wanted to sing something like Hannah Montana. Actually, her first suggestion was Carrie Underwood's "Before he cheats" but I said "No Way!" to that one! ha ha. Superchick was her 2nd choice. They've been one of her favorite bands for a long time and their message, although more geared to the young-teen crowd, is very honorable, pure and pleasing to God.
So...my role as 'voice instructor' has begun. I'm nervous for her (but I can't let her see it AT ALL because I would be SO mad at myself if she starting acting/feeling that way). She really does have a talent for singing and she can also do something I could never do...which is dance AND sing simeltaneously. I hope to help her coreograph a little routine to go with the song...but we'll see. Maybe my Zumba classes will come in handy now! ha ha
Anyhow, keep her in your prayers. I know this isn't a big deal in reality...in the big picture...but to her and her 7-year-old, first-grade mind...this is MAJOR!
I'll keep ya'll updated on how she's doing and how audtions go!
Here's a link if you wanna take a listen! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfyi0Pky0Vo
Sorry, can't get the link thingy to work...you'll just have to copy and paste.


jenelle said...

Good for her! You only find what you love by trying. Even if it doesn't turn out as well as she hopes - celebrate the heck out her attempt. I still remember not making a "team" in 5th grade, and being so bummed. My mom made it special by telling me that I tried and took me out to a special night out (musical at a local college). Felt loved regardless of my success. And I'm not permanently messed up either, I think...

Jed & Carrie Sowell said...

How fun is that!!! Her and my daughter would get along great. We have that little video thing with microphones that you can watch yourself sing on tv. Let me know if you want to borrow it!! :-) Have fun!

Rachael Rae Diaries said...

You go girl! Wow congrats I know she will do well, it already sounds like she has a lot of confidence and that is exactly what will get you far! WooHoo! She will be kept in prayers!

Logziella said...

Awe, Brooklyn sounds so sweet!! Love her confidence level!! I thought the video was of her practicing...you should post one!

kc said...

Yea for Brooklyn!!!! It is awesome that she is so self-confident, and willing to give this a try.
See J, you are doing a great job as a Mom! :) You've instilled a sense of self-confidence in your daughter, and are helping her pursue her passion/talent.
I'm so excited for her. Please get some video to share with us.

Tammy said...

You go Brooklyn!! I wish I had half that confidence when I was her age.