Monday, January 22, 2007

I Did It


Yesterday was my solo - of course it happened to be on the first snow day we've had in town, so attendance was way down. I scheduled no guitar-led praise songs so I could make sure that my voice was ready and that I was less nervous...


However, the choir always practices before service, and I needed to get down there and practice (and warm up), but because I'm so used to greeting people between the Sunday School and worship service hour, I didn't get down there quite in time. They were already midway through the song, and I'd missed the first verse. So I practiced on the second verse, and then went directly upstairs to start service - I was still coming up the stairs when the bell was ringing, when usually I like to spend a little time preparing myself for the service. Thus I started out halfway flustered... that's when it's great to have a prelude played after the announcements! I asked people to use that time to prepare their hearts for what God had for them, and I obeyed!


When it came time for the choir song, I have to admit that I was embarrassed that my name was in the bulletin as soloist. We always do that, but it made me feel strange. So I said something lame and then we went up to sing. My mouth was really dry, not because I was nervous, but because the building is typically really dry (note to self: if I'm going to be singing, bring water!)


I did a decent job singing the song - not fantastic, but not bad. I didn't miss notes, but I did better in practice on Wednesday. After service, someone suggested that I might end up on American Idol. Probably as this guy.

3 comments:

Judy Callarman said...

I don't know, Thief--some judge might accuse you of looking like a bush baby or something! Be sure you are thick-skinned before you try that American Idol business.

Atypical Girl said...

Wow,congrats on your big solo! I'm glad it went so well!

Chuckinator said...

CONGRATS!!! You'll have to sing it for me sometime! ;) Did you have nightmares about it Saturday night? Before a big preformance, I dream I'm on stage and my pants fall down...EWW! Oh wait! That really happened once... Anyway, Congratulations!