"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Friday, May 17, 2013

the music man















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.  :)

Blessings, Debbie       

19 comments:

  1. What an incredibly gifted family. I'm positive that the attitude toward those gifts that you mention here is the very reason that the gifts keep getting poured out. My favorite line that you wrote is that, "God channels funds through his children."

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  2. How lucky you are to know such talented and generous people! And how lucky they are to know you and your girls! God's good like that. :)

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  3. What a truly gifted family they are! From your writing you can tell how much love and respect that you have for them. Thanks for sharing this sweet post! :)

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  4. How much fun for your girls to be able to work with such talented people!!

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  5. How kind is our Lord to bless any of us with such giftedness. And what an equal blessing to have such folks in our lives! Hope your girls had a great time. :)

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  6. What an extremely talented family! How fun that the girls get to be a part of that class.

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  7. I really enjoyed the song. I hope they make it big! Thank you much for your kind comments on my blog this morning.

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  8. What a blessing of having all those talented musicians learning to play music together.
    I wish I could be there to learn.


    Hugs,
    JB

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  9. Thank for your sweet words on my post re: Clove, our deer...she is a sweetheart! Your teenagers seem similar to mine, they love life and all it has to offer (they are beautiful too)! Maybe you could blog and share photos of his instruments...making instruments is a rare and unique dying talent. We have someone in our town that makes violins and his shop is quite impressive! I need to take my own advice and blog about him! Have a wonderful weekend with that beautiful family of yours!

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  10. How great it must be to have so much talent in your family.. We have a bit but nothing like that..
    Blessings..

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  11. Through your pictures, you can see his passion. That is beautiful.

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  12. That is alot of talent under one roof! Great chance for your daughters to learn.
    Amazing for me to see, as my family lacks musical talent. (the art is great too!)

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  13. How cool that your family gets to be a part of the music gifts.

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  14. This looks like a lot of fun! I have two teens that would love this.

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  15. Love to see people fully using the gifts God has given them :-)

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  16. What a treasure these friends must be to your family...and I suspect that you are a great blessing to them as well!
    I'd love to hear some of that beautiful music...
    {{Hugs}},
    Cheryl

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  17. "No Spring Chicken" has been included in the A Sunday Drive for this week. Be assured that I hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.

    http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-sunday-drive_26.html

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