Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Applause…Heavenly

My sweet peas love music. No they ADORE music. They beg for it to be on all the time. And if it is not on they beg for me to sing. Did you know that I love to sing? Ok well maybe not as much as they would like me to sing but I have always loved to sing.

So what’s the problem? It’s pretty simple. I can’t carry a tune to save my life. Every once in a while I will have a good day and can sing every song somewhat in key. But those days are few and far between. It is for this reason that I cherish my sweet peas begging me to sing. I know the day will come when with the honesty that can only come from a child, they will say, “Mama, please don’t do that.”

The other day they were begging me to sing Jesus Loves the Little Children. I have book that takes you through Jesus Loves the farm land children, island children, dessert children, etc… After about the twentieth time I was through singing the song. But there stood my two adoring children with their big liquid brown eyes staring so innocently into mine waiting for me to sing again. This time I sat down on the floor in front of them and began to sing the song one last time. I even warned them that this was the last time.

Jocelyn began swaying side to side and kicking her leg behind her with each sway while she sang “eeza, eeza …” over and over again. By the way eeza means Jesus. Isaac just stood there mesmerized by the song. It was like he was hearing for the first time instead of the umpteenth time. In fact it was hard to tell if he was even enjoying the song because he was so still… just staring deep into my eyes. But when I finished the song, I knew how he felt. He exploded with wild clapping while yelling “yay!” Jocelyn joined in with just as much enthusiasm. Nothing could have been better. It was like receiving the applause of heaven…and yes it was heavenly.

Did I sing the song again after their standing ovation? Hmm…I think you already know the answer.


  1. The applause of heaven... I'm feeling mesmerized myself right now. You wrote this account so beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh my, they are so adorable!!!!

    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. To answer your questions: when they first came home (and their hair was short) I used "it's a curl!" and LOVED IT. I have yet to find the similar product for their longer hair. I only had one girl with elastics all over her head and she slept just fine in them. It is only the second time I have done their hair. Happy Hair Girl does write about sleep caps. I wonder if that would help?


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