The Sunshine Song

Okay, I have a lot on my mind right now, so bear with me.

First and foremost, a huge thank you to everyone for the wonderful comments and prayers sent to my sweet friend, Sandy. Our congregation said a special prayer for her today and so many people have rallied behind her over the last few days. There is still so much we can do to help her and her family, so please read Sandy's newest post for updates and more information about her fight. And as always, continue to pray. She is upbeat, strong, and positive that she is going to kick cancer's butt!

The next part is connection to the first. This weekend, we had our preschool music concert. I have to admit that I was kind of bitter about having to give up a Saturday and stay behind from leading worship in Indiana with friends...but I was humbled and blessed by my kids more than I could have thought! And I got to spend some time with other sweet friends. Anyway, last week was jammed full of extra time and hours prepping for this concert, as I took on making the background for the stage. I didn't realize what a big task it was going to be (seemed pretty simple) but it took me three days to finish. Here's the end result:

I had no idea until we put it up how massive this background was! (it was more than 8ft. tall and took up about 2/3 of the stage) It looked great. The other thing I was asked to do was learn a Jason Mraz song to sing during the concert with my friend (and preschool director) Stephanie, called The Sunshine Song. I learned it the day before, but it actually went pretty well. If you've never heard the song, it's beautiful:

There was a line that really stuck with me this weekend:

"If this little light of mine combined with yours today....how many watts could we luminate? How many villages could we save?"

It's been replaying over and over in my head. A lot of negativity comes our way, but if we all sent out a ray of sunshine even half as bright as Sandy's.....or combined our lights together like my precious preschoolers....think of what a better place this world would be!

-Cue cheesy music-

I've decided I need to be more conscious of sending out rays of sunshine. Even the tiniest ray of sunshine can light up in the darkness. So, all around the neighborhood, I'm gonna let it shine....sing with me!

-End cheesy music-


Photo Freak said...

bless you sweetie.
SIde note, would you like to be a guest photographer on my blog somtime?

Lourie said...

I need some cheery-ness in my day. I think we all do. Thanks for the update on your friend.

Katie said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, Vee!! Enjoying the inspiration and positivity here, and looking forward to reading more!

Amanda said...

I can't properly express to you how much I ADORED the music concert. When you and Steph started to sing, my eyes filled with tears because the beauty of your voices added to the extraordinary lyrics really resonated with me. Thank you for all you do. :)


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