On Sunday I overheard a telephone conversation between Sav and her Beehive leader. Sav had apparently volunteered to play the piano for New Beginnings, two nights away. She looked at the Simplified Hymn book and found two songs she felt she could learn in the time alloted and gave the names to her leader: High On The Mountain Top and God Be With You til We Meet Again. I was completely shocked by her boldness. What daughter of mine would dare volunteer for such a job when she has had only 1 year of piano lessons?
I proceeded to drill her about what this undertaking would require: Practice, practice, practice. Then when you think you have it mastered, ask me to come in and sing for you because playing the piano while someone is singing is a whole different ballgame than just playing. I asked her on Tuesday if she was ready. "I got it down," she says. Okay, let's hear it while I sing. I proceeded to sing, and it wasn't too pretty. High on the mountain was the worst, so I told her that her father or I would play that one and she only needed to master the other. Even that song was super sketchy. She realized this when I started singing with her and she kept having to stop and was replaying notes she had missed. She kept trying and trying, with the occasional bout of tears thrown in for good tweenage measure. On the way to the church I said, "Start praying, it's the only thing that gets me through Primary every week." So I looked in the rear view mirror and there sat my sweet girl, head bowed, arms folded, saying a silent prayer.
We arrived at the church and she wanted to practice some more, but couldn't due to time restraints. The meeting was over pretty quickly and there went Sav to play the closing song. She did the intro like we discussed and proceeded to play. And while she played and I sang I was overcome with love for my little girl who is the boldest, bravest, most amazing girl I know. I cried silently while her prayer and mine were answered.
I am not sure where she gets her courage or her complete faith in herself, but I love it and even though I have a hard time relating to her sometimes, last night I think I saw her through Heavenly Father's eyes and she is pretty amazing.