Saturday, September 09, 2006

"Song Sung Blue"

Well, I'm going to be singing in a wedding tomorrow. Wait a minute, I'm singing in a wedding today given the hour of the morning it is here. It's at 4:30. I have been sick for weeks over this. Ask Funky-Redhead; I was at her house Thursday night singing these crazy songs for her just to get reassurance that it's all going to be "okay". It's just that it has been a while since I've had to sing in a wedding and singing in a wedding is NOT at ALL like being on stage in a club (my old days).

A wedding is such a special day for the bride and groom and you just don't want to be the one who ruined it all. So many factors have been plaguing me - the sound system, the accompaniment, the harmony parts for the duet, one of the songs is not in a good key for me - and on, and on it goes. I'm very particular when it comes to singing and performing. It's got to be right and it's got to be tight - no exceptions.

I remember a lesson I heard from the pulpit last week or so ago about being "distracted". Man have I been distracted. I get so worked up over "things" and fail to realize that I have no control over it in the first place. I DO have my part to play but I am by far NOT in control. Why don't I rely on Him? Even for these little things? Well, I finally "saw the light" so to speak and just let it go. Take this worry away from me. Well, I get to the rehearsal this evening and it was "all good". Parts were right on and I nailed my solo song.

But you know what? Even if it wasn't good - it wasn't worth the "distraction". So, be thinking of me HubbaDooees at about 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on this pleasant Saturday. I just hate distractions.

P.S. I'll be singing "Marry Me" by Neil Diamond and "There Is Love (Wedding Song)" by Paul Stookey.

Enjoy the weekend!

10 comments:

FruitfulSpirit said...

Oh I wish I could be there to listen! I would love to hear you sing! You will do good and just do your best. That is all they ask I am sure! Have fun! It is a wedding not a wake!!

Badoozie said...

no, i will not marry you....

you'll do fine. i know it...

Anne said...

Fruity - I'm not as worked up now since I know what to expect.

CowChick - Come on! Please! I need to be better than fine. I need to be awesome. Anything less will not do.

EmmaSometimes said...

Anne,
you have to come by me bloggage....apparently homeschooled children are "social retarded".

Do you mind shining light on this matter?

((big hugs and smoochies))

Anne said...

Emmers - Oooo Weee! I went over there and after much typing and getting worked up - I decided to "let it go". Got to thinkin' about that whole "distraction" thing again. I know and believe my choice to home school is right for us. I believe it is right for all. But, I don't believe it to be a salvation issue and therefore I choose to not debate the issue. Believe me - I'm a debater and that was hard for me to back away from. Also, I thought you were doing a great job without me fumbling around in it.

Lisa said...

Beats the music at my bil's wedding. They played George Jones' "I Put a Golden Band on the Right Left Hand This Time". I started laughing so hard I cried. Everyone thought I was just "moved" by the ceremony. *LOL*

(Thought I should tell you, this is PopTart Mom. I just moved to blogger beta:
http://hemmingmyblessings.blogspot.com/

Would love to have you drop by! *Smile*)

Funky-Redhead said...

What a "drama queen!" She knows that when she sings everyone stops breathing! She is just fishing for more compliments! ;) Just kiddn ya! I know you were fabulous! love ya!

Anne said...

Lisa (PopTart) - Thanks for visiting with. I look forward to getting to know you.

Funky-Redhead - you just hush!! I miss singing so much.

R said...

Would love to hear you sing!!!

Do you have songs up on a site or anything? You should if you don't! Sounds like we have lots in common!

Anne said...

Rachel - How do you put songs up on a site? Even so, I don't have any good recordings.