Last week was a full one, but we had to end it with a quick trip to TX for the day :) Leaving at 3:30am last Friday, everyone, except Papa, Josiah and Joshua headed toward Harmony Hill's 60th annual Singing School, a week long camp that Mama grew up attending. The Lord provided for us to attend the last day of the camp and we really enjoyed it! We were able to see old friends, meat new ones and enjoy using the gift of singing for the glory of God with fellow believers. After we arrived, everyone gathered for a morning devotion given by Mama's Uncle Zach. Then we all scattered to our respective classes which were divided according to age/grade, teaching the foundations of the shape notes (Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do… for any of you that would understand :), rhythm, sight reading, singing parts (Soprano, Alto, Tenner and Bass), theory, proper singing posture, vocal warmups, as well as just having fun vocally experimenting with different chords and different hymns! The food was delicious and the fellowship was great! We missed not having Papa, Josiah and Joshua along, but we were thankful they stayed safe while we were gone. Hopefully they will be able to join us next time!
Caleb, awake enough to smile before falling back to sleep
4th - 5th grade
Mama talking with a good, longtime friend (and since Mama's from the south, she happened to be a cousin, too :)
Left to right: Carolyn, Sarah, Rachel, Joseph and Mama
Aunt Helen and Aunt Ollie as they are known :)
What a blessing to be a part of this wonderful group for the day! We have attended the whole week as a family a couple times in the past, and this singing school has hugely impacted Mama's life which has in turn influenced us children. Praise the Lord for people who are still seeking to serve the Lord through music!