A couple of months ago they announced that our ward would have a talent show at the end of January. The girls both had piano pieces they were working on that I
forced encouraged them to play and a fun song as well. Jared didn’t want to participate until I found the sheet music for “Concerning Hobbits,” his favorite music from Lord of the Rings. (And I had to force encourage him too.) I was in Utah all week helping Cindy Lynn (more on that later) but I flew back Friday morning so that I’d be here in time for the talent show. It was great fun!
Rachel’s piano solo proves that desire will go a long way to make up for lack of know-how. She has learned most of this by herself! Rachel had a really bad stomach ache before her turn to play, but I think it actually helped distract her from her nervousness.
Jenna was almost last, and was a bundle of nerves by the time she played. She said she zoned out for most of her song. Which is not a bad way to go.
I was SO proud of my kids. They worked hard and did a great job. It was definitely one of those moments when all of the hours of practice pay off!