I spent two hours tonight in a middle school cafeteria at the Tyler Run Idol. My youngest B sang in the talent show this year. It was her second year to participate. I am so proud of her for standing up and singing in front of a few hundred people, all on her own. It's inspiring to watch elementary students do all kinds of kid talent with courage and fun. I think the real story is the back story that got us to being a talent show participant family.
Last year B brought home a sing up sheet for the school talent show. I didn't really think we had a "talent" to share. She likes lots of things. She wanted to sing. She sings every day. She sings every car ride, at the top of her lungs. She sings by herself. I didn't want to come up with an outfit and organize practices. I didn't want her to get up there and have it not go so well. I threw the paper away. She got upset with me when she didn't get a confirmation sheet for participating. I admitted I threw it away. She went to the office and got a new form. Our so kind secretary helped her out with a new form. B filled out the form, I think parent signature and all and turned it back in to our so kind secretary. Days before we were signed up and I realized she was determined, there was no possibility of not showing.
We went to the talent show and I was still worried about her getting through her song. I felt very nervous for her. She sang by herself with confidence, courage, and strength. I was so proud of her and again I am tonight for singing again on a stage in front of lots of people. Last summer we took some voice lessons, I'm going to look into that again. She enjoys singing and I think singing fills her heart. We've always tried to support their interest and find things that fill their hearts. Singing fills this daughter's heart and I found out when I stopped to listen to her song.