I have a really fun story to tell, but where do I start?
Well, about two weeks ago, choir director Jane Strating, had a great idea for the choir to stand and sing “This is the Day” when Don said his usual, “repeat after me… ‘This is the day, ….. I will rejoice…. and be glad in it.’” This was to be a complete surprise to Don. In other words, as Jane put it, “LaVon, you have to keep your lip buttoned.” You can just imagine the disappointment of the whole choir when I told them that Don was going to ask the attendees to say something else that next Sunday…
“LaVon, can’t you get him to do “This is the day?”
“I’m so sorry, it’s a lead into the sermon.”
So the choir had to wait and I did my part this morning, encouraging Don to do “This is the day…,” with
“Hon, it’s such a beautiful day today, let’s do “this is the day” this morning.”
“You think that’s what we should do?”
“I really do.”
“We’ll see,” was his reply.
No commitment. So I had to tell Jane to prepared with our plan to stand and sing,
“This is the day, this is the day, that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made. We will rejoice, we will rejoice, and be glad in it, and be glad in it….”
It might happen…. maybe.
We rehearsed it.
And sure enough, when Don got up to the podium to welcome everyone, he ended that part of the service with,
“Repeat after me…. ‘This is the day…’”
Immediately, the choir
stood jumped to their feet and started singing. Don was surprised. Everyone in church was surprised, but all joined in before the end of the chorus.
It was great!
A little more “life” was added to worship in church this morning!
My handsome husband wore the shirt, this morning, that daughter Stephanie and family gave him for Christmas.
This afternoon was the celebration of those at The Tip celebrating 50 years of marriage this year. Don had volunteered a month or so ago, to be a waiter for the celebrants’ table, so he was waiting by the kitchen for his queue, which came sooner than he expected. Gail had forgotten to ask him to do the invocation until after she had started the program. Don made the trek back across the hall while everyone waited. Not the entrance he wanted… in fact, he doesn’t want “an entrance” at all. Oh, well, he was delighted to get to open the celebration of fifty years of marriage for the eight couples.
The beginning of the waltz was Don and Fred’s queue to start serving the cake to the head table. They accomplished that without a hitch.
Congratulations to all of the couples who have been married for fifty years this year. May God bless you with many more happy years.
Of course, we finished off the day watching the Super Bowl.
The temperatures are once more warm in the RGV and we are truly blessed.