Sunday, November 08, 2009

Whew! I Can Relax Now.

Today was the primary program for our church. This is the BIG culminating event for all the songs and lessons they've been learning throughout the year. I teach the kids the music and, I'm not going to lie, I had butterflies all morning long. I knew they COULD do great, but WOULD they do great? (Two completely different things!) I had also asked some parents to join us for one of the songs. We had never practiced it with everyone together all at the same time. And at the last minute one of the Dad's lost his voice. And just to make myself a little more crazy, I decided to have my very own kiddos (Alyssa, Halle, and Carter) sing a verse of another song all by themselves.

I should not have worried a bit. The kids, every single one of them, sang their very best. The program came off without a hitch and I was so proud of them. They knew all the words, the sign language, they smiled, and sang loud. I just loved it. The congregation loved it. And I know our Father in Heaven was beaming too.

And now....I can breathe a sigh of relief and relax again.

(After the program, one of the primary classes (the 7 & 8 year olds) wrote Thank you notes to all the leaders. My favorite one was adressed to me as "Dear Mistress". TOTALLY cracked me up and made my day.)

10 comments:

Jewelle said...

That's awesome Elena! So glad everything turned out well. I miss your enthusiasm as music leader :( Oh, and yes I am alive, Halloween week was BUSY and my in-laws came to stay with us the day after Halloween. I didn't touch a computer in almost two weeks! :O

Deanna said...

They did wonderfully! I especially liked the way your darlings sang the word "sorrowing". just too cute!

I know what a big job that is, and you did fabulous!!! They all sang so well. It was fun to be in on it, too! :)

Tonya said...

I am sure it was great. We had our program today too. Callie look she was about to burst into tears at any minute. But we made it. LOL

Nichole said...

I'm with ya. It was the hugest relief to have that pressure off. Way to go!!

Lee Ann said...

Whew! Glad that's you and not me! :) So glad it went well. I think it's great that it's BEFORE all the holiday rush so you can enjoy the rest of the season. I'm sure you are a fabulous mistress!!!! :)

stevie kay said...

The best part of the note was how she spelled "Mistrise" . . . Karli and I were dying with laughter at some of those notes.

Willy Happy Mama said...

Of course it was great! They have the music "mistress" extrodinare! You're talented, fun, and experienced I'm so happy for you!

Jeni said...

Ahhh, that is a relief to get the program out of the way for another year! Now you can do the "fun" songs and relax for the rest of the year...love that calling!

Wendy said...

My favorite Sunday of the whole year is Primary Program day. As a Stake Primary gal, I got to watch three in one day. Every one of the them was great.

Congrads, Music Mistress! You're done for another year!

Elena's mom said...

Your mom was beaming too. :)