Thursday, May 8, 2014
Tonight was granddaughter Shelby’s middle school spring chorus concert. The students got to pick the songs they wanted to sing, which made for a fun and entertaining concert. They sang songs ranging through the decades from the fifties through today’s music. There were some talented kids on stage.
Much to our surprise and total delight, we found granddaughter Shelby’s name on the program to perform one of the ensemble tunes.
That’s my sweet peep in the middle. She and the two other young ladies sang A Thousand Years [from Twilight: Breaking Dawn in case you live under a rock]. Not even her mom had any idea she was going to do this. I was talking to Shelby earlier in the week about the concert and she told me she was really nervous, and now I know why, but if she was nervous, she hid it well and her voice never faltered.
She sang a solo part in the song. I never knew what a sweet and clear singing voice she has. [Her mom says Shelby sings in the shower.] She is a fairly quiet and unassuming 12 year old. This really blew me away. She did a wonderful job, and I’m so proud of her.
Her face was still red, even after it was all over. Her mom said Shelby’s face had been red all day, and she’d asked Shelby if she was having an allergic reaction to something she’d eaten or touched. Shelby’s heart must have been in nervous high gear all day. You can relax now, Shelby, you did a great job!
Grandson Knox, Shelby’s cousin, enjoyed the concert and wanted to get up on that stage and sing and dance, too, which he happily did after the show.
I think he was singing a Thomas the Train song as he danced around the stage.
What a ham bone!
His mom finally had to go up there and drag him off the stage because he was having fun and didn’t want to leave. Shelby was cracking up. This night was just full of memorable entertainment!
P.S. As it turns out, Shelby's red face was caused by more than just nerves. She actually was having an allergic reaction to some facial scrub she had used that morning. When she woke up this morning [Friday May 9], her face was blazing red and very swollen. She ended up missing school and is hanging out with me today. She hopes the Benadryl will help!