Sunday, April 17, 2011

water that seed

My chicks are notorious for "reminding" me of things.  If there is something they want to do or don't want me to forget they will constantly out of the blue blurt it out.  We could be watching tv and it will just pop out.  If we are in line at the grocery store there it is etc...  When a little seed is planted it stays and roots in and well...they won't let me forget about it:) 

For Big Chick this little seedling started shortly after she started playing the trumpet.  Remember that post?? Well she's done so well.  She actually practices on her own...without me nagging her.  She's in the highest group of trumpet players.  I'm very proud of her.  But despite her talent with that horn she has another that just won't die.  Every day for months and months she has talked about the violin.  I have no idea where this desire came from exactly, but she wants nothing more than to play that instrument.

This violin was my Grandpa's.  It was his instrument of choice also.  When we went back to mom and dad's recently she got to play around with it a little.  Just enough to really get excited.  Now it seems we see violins everywhere.  Any time you turn on the tv there is a violinist.  Who knew?  Apparently it's the trend.  You can play rock, country...just about anything with that instrument.

I'm excited for her.  We are putting the trumpet aside and letting that little seed grow.  Not sure if it will take.  Not sure if her interest will stick.  But she will get the chance to try out that dream.  I have a feeling it's going to be great.  It has to be...her heart is so full and for it I just believe she will succeed.  Is there a dream that you have?  If the desire just won't fade maybe you should go for it and see what happens.  Maybe it's time to water that seed.

Have a blessed day.

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  1. You are a great Mama for watching for the seeds and for watering and tending as they grow. You inspire me!

  2. very cool, big chick! sophie has been playing "violin" with whatever she's holding...spoons, pencils, beans. so maybe she's got a dream too :)

  3. That is so beautiful Becky!
    Its so good that you are encouraging her and supporting those desires sprouting in her heart.
    The violin has got to be one of the most beautiful of instruments and it touches into the deepest parts of me when I hear its sound.
    Good for her!! xo

    Deborah xoxo

  4. Oh, I LOVE the violin. It is so beautiful and I wiah I knew how to play one. Good luck to your talented daughter. That is so exciting!

  5. Aw, I just love those pictures! She looks like such a mini-Becky! ;) I hope she succeeds in her dreams. Something that I hold onto, is knowing that as long as I remember to do all things unto the Lord, I will succeed in the ways I need to!

  6. You, Becky, are in the heart of watering season. Now, I think we receive water FROM our wonderful adult kids. Thanks for the call to water well. It pays off.


  7. I would love to be able to play the violin/fiddle..are they the same, and it is called one name for the type of music you play?? Anyway, that or the banjo. Sign me up, but I don't want to have to practice. Soooo prob not happening, right?

  8. I'm so excited for big chic. The violin is a fun instrument. My niece plays it as a fiddle - she is about the same age as your daughter. I bet big chic will do great.

  9. Hope you rented the trumpet...we bought ours...maybe we could use it as a planter (get it? Seeds????)

    Just saw Soul Surfer. I'm still at the stage that all I have to do is say the name of the movie and I start crying.

  10. yay for big chick. that violin looks good on her! : ) the violin is such a beautiful instrument... my honey loves it when he has one play a part in the worship band. she'd have plenty of opportunities with it if she keeps at it.

    you becky, have given me a desire to learn and love photography!!! i'm learning little (really little) by little and saving up (slowly slowly... think ant pace) for a good camera. i'm dreaming and it's fun.

  11. Music is a wonderful talent. It's so good to hear you nurturing her talent. LOVE.

  12. I bet your daughter will do wonderfully! How exciting for you to see her become excited about something like that:)

  13. Beautiful post:) Big Chick looks like a natural!! Wish my girls would show an interest in an instrument...playing an Ipod probably doesn't count;)

  14. such rich encouraging words! to see their gifts and open doors for them to come true. Lucky chicks to have parents that do that;) So many don't..AND then...lets not forget our own:) this really pushed me more to keep going in the direction I am. thanks:)

  15. Oh I wish I had learned to play something!!!

  16. i love how you water your daughters' ambitions... you are such a good, caring mama, friend. xo

  17. I WISH I had learned to play the violin. Seriously. I want one of my kids to learn it just for me!! It's my favorite instrument! :) This is such a beautiful post!!

  18. what a fun little seed to water. and can i just say how awesome it is to have a violinist rockin' it out with the worship band every sunday? she's got big things in her future. :)

  19. So true you can play any type of music with a violin, Love the Violin:O)

  20. I played the violin for over 10 years and loved it!!! It is an amazing instrument. It resembles the human voice the closest out of all the instruments, but it is also the hardest to learn to play. It is so worth the time and effort put into playing, though. She already has a music background so I imagine she will be AWESOME on it! :) Seeing this post makes me want to go pick mine up again, too!!

  21. Mason plays the cello {rented} and started guitar lessons. I'm waiting for Lola to decide...but so's nada.

  22. sacred echo booming over here...thanks.

  23. One of my daughter's plays the clarinet & adores it.....she has a passion for music, so I always wonder what her next instrument will be. I dream to play the piano.

  24. Oh, I love, love the violin. It can be the finest or "funnest" when one makes it into a fiddle. :o)
    She looks like a natural! Easter blessings!

  25. I love that she is showing an interest in music Becky ~ after all you do have a drummer in the house ~ maybe you guys can start a family band!

  26. and look at her smile!
    she's beaming!

    what a treasure! your grandfather's violin!!!!!
    so neat!!!!

  27. Oh how I loved playing the violin! I put it aside to let my soccer playing seed grow and then a torn ACL stunted the growth of that seed, but photography is my new seed and with the longer days and brighter sun, I am able to experiment and water that seed a bit more than before!
    I still yearn to play the violin though. It is a beautiful instrument! Go little one!

  28. Oh my Becky- those pictures are gorgeous and I love that the violin was your grandpas.

    I know B secretly hopes Peanut will one day pick up an instrument- you should be so proud of your chick!

  29. You are the best Mamma ever. I love it that you desire your children to see their dreams come true and smile in the presence of them. I am not a Mamma but you inspire me to be an encourager and to that my friend I am grateful!

    Hope your day is bright, sunny and just true.

  30. Our oldest started guitar a few months ago..and he's really getting great at it!

    I think everyone should learn at least one instrument! I didn't, and I have regrets. :(

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend....Sunday is coming!!!!

  31. How exciting! You
    didn't tell me about
    this!!! Much easier
    on braces than a trumpet.
    My guy plays trumpet
    and electric guitar...
    But not with this kind
    of passion; how wonderful
    for her!
    xx Suzanne
    PS: Playing catch up.
    Happy Easter!


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