What a wonderful surprise!

I had the opportunity to visit with my sister and her family in Bonaire, Ga so I took it.  We ate and we laughed, laughed and we ate, then we laughed, followed by more eating.  It was a good reunion.  We went to some old favorites like Cracker Barrel.  And we also ventured off the beaten path and tried Shark’s Diner and The Oil Lamp.  A bad meal was not to be found anywhere.  Thank goodness!

After we settled in last night we watched old family videos, including a few family experiments with Wasabi.  I admit I did threaten to call CPS at least once.  But since the videos were old and the kids have fared well I will let that be.  After that my niece, Dávonna asked me to sing with her.  If you know me, you know I don’t get asked to sing.  No surprises why not.  I can carry a tune with a bucket…but since I didn’t bring one with me on the plane, I did more howling than wowing.  But that’s okay.  We had fun.

Just before she went to bed she wanted to sing one last song on her own to close out the night.  That’s when I found I was only the opening act and not the headliner.  Her voice was so melodious and her singing so effortless that I felt like the kid who’s parents forced him to get participate in the talent show even though his only talent is that he is the only kid who has no talent.  And on top of that he also has the bad luck of singing just before the best singer in the whole show.  Not to mention he’s older, balding, and fatter than the 15 year old natural beauty who happens to also be a genuinely nice person.  Not a thing to hate!

Well, you can guess what happened…I was floored.  She sang beautifully and did it unceremoniously as though she was in a world all alone.  You know the world I am talking about…the one where only people will real talent belong.

It was the last thing on my mind as I slipped away to sleep.  I’ll stick with writing and public speaking…things I can do reasonably well.  And I will leave the singing to her.

May she continue to have the desire to make beautiful noise!

See for yourself:  https://youtu.be/_jrBwor4kE8

Author: Latane Brackett

A purpose driven, servant leader who has been blessed in more ways than can be counted. I have had the privilege to lead and to serve large teams, and my underlying belief is that all people deserve to be respected and treated with dignity. We are all without limits. We just need to live that way. There is no ceiling on how high you can soar.

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