Or should I title this post, The Music Man's Son? Crazy insane talent in his family. I remember when Chad (with his adolescent voice cracking) performed his original rendition of Puff The Tragic Wagon and a little ditty that sounded much like, "The best part of waking up is Folger's in your cup" at the home school showcase. I also remember a few years later when he kept the kids (and adults) awestruck with his juggling tricks. Once he had me awestruck (again) as he tapped a rhythm on one leg and then added another to the other leg. The new rhythm was a different timing as in 4/4 and 3/3, it was one of the craziest things I had ever seen... heard?
Chad is all grown up, married and a daddy playing with the band Kasen&Co. A couple of years after marrying, he and his wife gave birth to the twin girls who have become quite dear to our family. We've kept them often these first 4 years of their life and to say thank you, Erin and Audrey are in Chad's Rock Star class.. just for fun. Neither of them has star inclinations but they are having a good time and learning from the master (or the masters son?).
Chad's father is the luthier I referred to here. He makes beautiful instruments and gives them voice. The Campbells are local celebrities with amazing musical giftings. Chad's mother is one of my best friends and she and her husband have taught me so much.
They taught me to let my light shine. They taught me that my money wasn't my money at all and that God just channels funds through His children. They remind me often that God is good all the time and to look up. They write and sing beautiful, beautiful songs. They write them for Him and they sing them to Him. When I grow up, I want to be just like them.
Oh yes, the wonderful mixed media painting in the first picture hangs in the studio and is done by Chad's sister Anna. Whatever. :)