Saturday, December 19, 2009

try, try again!


I love this picture of my Emily. What a beautiful girl she is becoming. Emily has been in the choir for the last two years at her middle school, and she really has a beautiful voice. I'm not just saying that either....the girl can sing. She has tried out for several thing in the last 2 years and either hasn't gotten the part or has just been part of an "ensamble" group. Needless to say she started feeling rather defeated. She started thinking maybe she couldn't sing that well and that's why she is never chosen for solo's or speacial parts in the musicals. I kept telling her it takes time. I remember trying out for so many solos in choir and not being chosen... it is kind of a blow to the ego. But I kept trying for some crazy reason and finally I was chosen for parts and solo's. I told Em that her time would come.... and it finally did. She got a part in her Christmas Concert. She called me from school when she found out, I just loved the excitment in her voice, it was priceless.
But I think the lesson learned here was Keep trying even though you feel like giving up. Because if you don't give up It will pay off in the end. I'm so glad for this experience Emily had, but even more I'm glad that she didn't get everything she tried out for...because I think it makes her appreciate it so much more.

5 comments:

Julie said...

I'm so proud of my beautiful Emily! NEVER give up, my girl! Thanks for sharing this wonderful story, Boo--wish I could have been there to hear you, Em! Love and miss you all SOOOO much!

Colleen said...

When's the concert? I wanna' hear that girl sing!!!
Way to go, Em! :)

jenkinsfamliypost said...

way to go emily! i am sure if you sing anything like your momma your voice is beautiful.

Lazenby Family News said...

She's so beautiful and talented! I can't believe she's so grown-up. Congratulations Emily, and I hope that experience is recorded in your YW journal to always remember. Miss you guys. Love you! Aunt Susan

Malinda said...

Yea Em! I wish I could have been there to hear her.