Friday, October 23, 2009

My Heart Grew Three Sizes That Day

I hope that before the world ends and computers everywhere crash I will one day print off all my entries and therefore have a sweet, sweet journal for posterity. And, since this is MY journal, my latest entry involves my daughter.

Last night we saw said daughter in a concert choir performance. This year she is in the Chamber Choir, choir level III, the only choir in the junior high for which participants had to try out. She sings soprano.

We watched choir I as they sang and then choir II. Then in her beautiful, black, floor length gown here comes choir III and my gorgeous daughter.

They sang The Voice, Feed the Birds, and Concertschtick. The Voice and Concertschtick were my favorites.

As a mother, I was in fine form last night. I couldn't help it, as I watch my daughter (she is beautiful by the way, but not just face-pretty, she glows!) sing her heart out and do something she loves to heart grew three sizes. There aren't that many times in my life I can actually feel my heart (there is the occasional chest twinge that makes me think of what my dad said long ago about how every time he feels a chest pain he thinks to himself "this is it, this is the pain that's gonna take me down."), but last night I felt my heart grow. And I bawled. Wow, I love my daughter.

For more information on the Joy of Motherhood, read here.


Jeff said...

Feed the Birds from Mary Poppins? I love that song. i actually sang that song the steps of St. Paul's in London. I'm crazy, I know. Sounds like you had a lovely time. Congrats.

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

Jeanna, I know exactly how you felt last night. It was a gift and I'm so happy that you and your family were able to experience that joy together.

For me, joy is deep and abiding and resides somewhere up under the sternum. Joy is as ever present in the valleys as it is on the peaks. It is satisfying and it is fulfilling and it is not fleeting. It’s the certain knowledge that this place in time, this right now — this is good! And that each day of life, each moment, is a precious and beautiful gift. Its all the sweeter when the gift is your child and what they are sharing with the world.

Congratulations to SAV. She is amazing and beautiful and talented. Watch out World!

Katie said...

Loved that talk. I believe the quote below from Elder Ballard is what you experienced:

"There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges, there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction."

How can you say it better than that? I've actually been thinking about this a lot lately of how mundane my day can be but then you have those moments of sheer joy and nothing could ever top that.

Thanks for the reminder. You always say it perfectly and always at times when I need to hear it. You pretty much rock.

Brittany said...

i love that girl too! such a sweet, sweet girl! way to go sav!

ps - i don't think 300 pieces of candy is too much. if it is, i will personally eat the remainder.

Masters Of Disasters said...

That is so tender!! I can't beleive she is so old, time flies. Glad you had a great time. Keep up the great mothering!