Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thankful Thursday

There are moments in life when you know someone, somewhere, somehow, should be recording the chronicle of events that you are witnessing.
The other night was one of those moments.
My oldest daughter had her first High School Choir concert.
I'm feeling a little Va-Klempt!!
Talk amongst yourselves.
No really, it was a circle of life moment.
I was Mufasa telling my young Simba someday this land will all be yours.
Or something like that.
Ya see folks, I was a Choir student.
That's right.
I didn't play sports.
 I wasn't a cheerleader.
 I was Rachel on Glee, and I loved it.
I was in my element in that choir room with Mr. Peebles.
Yep, me and Mr. Peeb's we were friends.
No, for real we are friends. 
And now almost 20 years later, my Emmer's well...  she's a Choir student.
I was so proud of her, and also Ahem... I have to admit,  I was VERY proud of my parents.
Let me explain.
 As I sat there for each and every performance, many of which Em  wasn't even on the stage for I realized, My parents did this for me.
They sat through each and every painful, off key performance just so they could hear their daughter sing some Mozart song that says Hallelujah over and over, and over, and O-V-E-R again!
As I looked up at her and then down the row with my other 3 munchkins I had a moment.
My other 3 kids were so cute to watch as their faces were beaming to see their sister up there on stage. 
My boys were totally cracking me up as they were trying as hard as they could to make their older sister laugh.
Yep, it was a circle of life moment that I was thankful for.
Thankful for life.
Thankful for Emma and the choices she has made to follow in my footsteps.
Thankful for my parents and how incredibly supportive, encouraging, and amazing they have always been.
Thankful for music.
Thankful for music teachers.
Thankful people who can sing on key, and even thankful for those who can't.
Thankful for all of my kids.
Thankful for my parents.
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The Fontenot Four
a punk, a pumpkin and a peanut


kendra kay said...

awww.sniff.sing it girl!

amoryg said...

Aw. So sweet!!!

amoryg said...

Aw. So sweet!!!

Danielle said...

That's so awesome that she's following in your footsteps! I bet she will have as much fun as you did! :)

vintage grey said...

So sweet! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

Heidi said...

What a sweet, heartfelt post! The Circle of Life part made me snicker but it's true and you are right to be so proud of your daughter! You did good :)

Bernadette Veenstra said...

I'm with Heidi! Laughed my head off at the circle of life part. Where the boys tried to make their sister laugh. Yep, I would have done that. As a matter of fact, I have to behave myself when Mr. Hippie preaches. Keep the faces to a dull roar. Bummer.=)

Esther Davison said...

Dear Noel,
You have a wonderful family! I have great memories of choir in junior high. We had a little dance routine. Now I'm not the greatest singer, but I can still sing. I'm in a band right now and it has been so much fun to play piano and sing fun songs. I;m a new follower and from PDX. I sure miss the trees now that I live in a flat part of the middle of the country. Esther Norine Designs

Anna said...


Yet another reason, I <3 you! I was in choir too and gotta love the Glee comparison. :D

Alyx said...

Noël. I love this. I can't wait to have moments like this of my own.

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