Monday, November 17, 2008

The Wanna B's Singing Group

The singing group I am in is called "The Wanna B's".

My brother-in-law started the group and asked my husband (his brother) and I to be a part of it. We played in a couple of bands together when we were young, and have continued to sing together on and off since then. It's a good way to give to the community while doing something we like to do.

The Wanna B's sing to soundtracks and donate all proceeds to local charities. We have a good group and enjoy working with each other. We started by giving weekend performances at a large venue, then added single nights at smaller places, and last week we branched out and did a three-hour dance. They enjoyed us so much that they asked us back at the end of the month.

I think we're on a roll!

My husband sang in the group before I decided to join. You see, after my cancer I felt uncomfortable around groups of people, except for our families. I avoided a couple of weddings and other gatherings because I just didn't have the energy, and I didn't feel up to all the small talk and questions.

My husband had a mini-stroke the same year I had cancer. He also is handicapped with post-polio, so just going to work took all his energy. But singing with his brother again was more important to him than the way he felt.

My brother-in-law still gets a little teary-eyed when he talks about how he thinks his group was the catalyst for our getting healthy again - and, you know, I think he's right.

God offers opportunities to help us in life, but we need to be ready to receive them - for God leaves it up to us to recognize and choose to accept these gifts in order to receive the blessings they offer.

2 comments:

Sling Words aka Joan Reeves said...

I'm so glad you and your husband are embracing life and all its pleasures - especially singing.

Btw, I added your blog to my list of blogs on Sling Words and also on my new blog http://JoanSlingsWords.com.

Keep singing.

Sling Words aka Joan Reeves said...

Hey, Christine! Where are you? Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas.