Archive for October 27th, 2010
On a fun turn to a Wednesday night I got to watch Stephen play his bass guitar tonight. After work on Tuesdays he meets a group of men at the church and plays bluegrass and southern gospel music. It’s been fun listening to him talk about the group dynamics and learning the new style of music. Tonight was the first time he played in front of the church with the guys and I’m so glad I was there to watch.
The night started off strong with a church dinner of chicken & dumplings. It was delicious! Not as good as my grandma’s, but it was up there on the list. After dinner I headed into the sanctuary and got a seat up close. I think one of the first things I noticed was that Stephen was the only man on stage not wearing a pair of boots. I guess I should get used to this, since we go to a small church in the country now. Watching Stephen pick the strings and being able to hear his deep bass notes was pretty cool. What was even more awesome was when our little girl started moving around during the service. It was so precious feeling her squirm about to the sound of her daddy playing guitar on stage. She didn’t stop after the first song either, she kept it up during the whole set. I guess our baby girl is going to take after her dad in the music area (thank goodness for that! haha).
Here’s a quick snapshot I took after the service ended. Stephen was up there on the left side.
Here’s his equipment he totes back and forth
It was a really enjoyable and relaxing night. We joined the church in the first of July and due to pregnancy nausea I wasn’t there for probably 2 months right after that. Thankfully that changed when I entered into the 2nd trimester, so people recognize me now, and since I’ve started to “show” it’s so sweet when people ask me how the baby and I are doing. It was weird when we switched churches after we moved last winter, especially since I had been there since middle school. I guess that’s all part of growing up, and switching to a church in our new community was something we both felt led to do. It’s always been wonderful being part of a church family, and God really blessed us with finding a new place where the people care for us and our baby and are actively praying for our growing family.
…While writing this I had the image come to mind of Stephen sitting on the couch, or laying on the floor, while he strums and sings to our daughter. I can’t wait for March!