Friday, May 17, 2013

Song Is a Joyful Noise and a Whole Lot More!


Song

Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music;  

Psalm 98:4




I grew up singing. Me and my four sisters. We had our singing leader…my sister. She loved to organize us and get us harmonizing, to get us all singing together, each with her own part, together. We had a ball. We sang in the car, in our rooms, in the kitchen, on Cape Cod.

And we sang at weddings, at a few funerals, even had a few concerts, cut a couple of CDs. 

Song is a way of expressing, of loving, of telling, of sharing. I love song. I love worship and I loved singing to my little ones. Tons and tons of evenings and naptimes filled with songs. Songs have carried me through the tough times. And they’ve helped me celebrate the best of times. Song has spoken deep into my heart. As though someone can see and hear my beat, the beat of my deepest parts and heart.

Song is now something I hear from my daughters. 

Each one of them blessed with the ability to make a sound to make a joyful noise, to sing!

Oh what joy. To be able to hear the gift repeated. To share the gift with my daughters. To share this legacy of love and expression and joy and emotion. I still hear my daughter in my living room. And twice a week I hear her a cappella group making songs in my home. 

Those songs will be quieted as she leaves for college.

I just can’t get away from this right now. She’s leaving. This house will be so much quieter. I will carry her like a song my heart always. I will carry all my daughters in my heart always. They are my love song…so is my husband.

Song is a gift from God.

Click Here to Hear Vesper and The Daly sisters with their daughters...

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12 comments:

  1. Love the legacy you are leaving your daughters. We are at the beginning of our journey - our song. I can't wait to see what it brings.

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  2. It is a wonderful legacy to share. Thanks for stopping by Molly and keep singing!

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  3. I was so happy you shared a link to hear your beautiful singing! Lovely! What a wonderful gift to be able to share. Enjoy your summer with your daughter! Skype will become a new friend! Love how we are still able to see their faces even when miles away. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Hi Beth,
      Thanks for checking out our song. Singing has brought us a lot of joy and connection over the years. Yes, praying Amelia and I would be blessed with a wonderful summer together. Skype is a great idea. Thanks!

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  4. So beautiful, and poignant. You are a Tribe Writer I see, me too!

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    1. Hi Kathleen, Thank you...and yes, I am a Tribe Writer. What an awesome resource. I have yet to go through the whole course from beginning to end. But that's my goal!

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  5. Awe, hugs to you lady! The thing about us daughters is we still love to come home to our mamma's house. :)

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    1. Oh Marcy...how I hope so. I have one daughter who is particularly busy on weekends, so she misses a lot of family events. I was encouraged to hear her say she is sad she has to miss them. Sometimes I wonder...praying I will always help my children to feel welcome and loved. Thanks for coming by!

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  6. I am so encouraged by your blog! I love what Marcy said about us daughters still loving to come home...there truly is no place like it! Beautiful, beautiful music!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ann! You have blessed me so.

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  7. I think it's amazing that you all sing together! I think I heard something you posted once, but I'm heading over to have another listen! So cool. :) And prayers for you, friend, as you enter a different season with your daughter leaving for college...I love how you said she'll always be a song in your heart. Beautiful. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and listening Mel. I am sure I will make it through the transition, but I am also sure it will be a little sad around here for a few days. I think wherever we go, whatever we do, we carry our children with us. It's just the way it is!!

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