Monday, April 10, 2006

with a song in my heart

I love to sing.

It always gets a response.

Once when a handicapped child in my class was having a fit ,I softly sang Amazing Grace to myself so I wouldn't become tense.

Later on, calm restored, I was doing some paperwork and humming. The child came up to  me   & said,in an aggreived tone,"I'm bein goood now, you aint gotta sing no more!"

To share with my kids my love of life and give them a happy memory, I always awakened them with a rousing chorus of "Good Morning Starshine"

Somehow it has metamorphosised into, "Get up or I'm gonna start singing!"

11 comments:

psychfun said...

I never liked that song because it reminded me of funerals until I heard this woman sing it. Take a listen it is just so Beautiful!

http://www.ceciliasings.com/hi/cecilia_feminine_spirit.htm

http://www.ceciliasings.com/

Let me know if you like it.

demandnlilchit said...

That's too funny!!!! I love to sing too, but the talent skipped me and it all went to Rachel....but does that stop me??? no! lmaoooooooo

bgilmore725 said...

LOL that cracked me up! I know what you mean... kids. THey try to be tactful sometimes. I have one boy who is mentally challenged, and he sometimes says what he perceives to be an interesting observation, but often, he doesn't match his tone of voice to the comment, and it usually comes out like a sarcastic remark. I'm always having to remind him to withhold his comments. He thinks he has to speak aloud his every thought. Sometimes kids are offended. Sometimes they will respond with an even more cutting remark. Often, the boy doesn't understand the response, but he does understand the tone of voice, and then he gets angry... aiyah! Other times, he is silent and thoughtful, and will say the most profound words that stay with me the rest of the day. YOu never know from where or whom the words of the divine will catch you unaware. Bea

karebear4x4 said...

You're sooo talented    you're a special gift to this world!~kbear

karebear4x4 said...

You're sooo talented    you're a special gift to this world!~kbear

gdireneoe said...

LOLOL!  Too cute!  I get the same reaction...and lately, my girlies have a problem with Mom dancing too. ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

am4039 said...

lol my voice is so bad the minute I start singing my kids tell me to shut up. People around me laugh.

sanforized6 said...

As long as you enjoy it, SING!! lol rich

lifes2odd said...

LOL!! :-)

lurkynat said...

Dear Marti,
you are too cool!
:):)
i love you
nat

kkasey47 said...

How beautiful..............Kasey