Friday, October 2, 2009

A New Award

I've received a new award from Helena. I have written to Helena twice but the e-mails did not go through. Guess I screwed up. Anyhow, I did want to thank you for your kindness in giving me the award. I hope to live up to it.

I spent the other night in a bar. I haven't been to a bar in ages but that night was special in that my no. 2 son who is visiting me was going to sing Karioki( I don't know how to spell it) for me. I knew he had a wonderful voice, but I was unprepared for the transformation it made in him.

As soon as we got there he changed before my eyes. He became a confident, happy, charming man completely in charge of himself and what he was doing. This is not the son that I have known all his life. The change was so drastic that all I could do was stare at this man that I had not known before. His normal demeanor is quite different. And he does have a beautiful voice and performs in front of an audience like a professional.

It was a wonderful experience for me and I wish I could see him like this for everyday living. Your children surprise you all your life. Nice surprise, this.


Wanda said...

Sounds like a very nice surprise for you Bernie...I'm sure it made you happy and proud! I think everyone wishes they could sing well! I do!

Frank said...

Have seen him in "performance mode" and it is quite a difference. He enjoys it so much. Glad you are enjoying his visit. BTW, love the blog, I enjoy following it.

Wander to the Wayside said...

You so deserve this Lovely Blog award, Bernie! I was just thinking when reading your anniversary post how much stronger your writing has gotten since that first one...I can see and hear the 'strength'in your voice.

I've experienced the same thing with my daughter that you did with your son. Isn't it the most incredible feeling! I think we're so conditioned to still seeing them as our 'adult children', that we forget to look at them as an 'adult person' in their own right.

Anita said...

When my daughter was in second grade, she told me that she was going to audition for the school play, and specifically for a speaking role. Thank God I didn't blow it by saying, "You, a speaking roll!
My shy little girl transformed on the stage into an extroverted singing ladybug!
So I know exactly how you felt when you saw your son perform. I guess we can all let go of some of our inhibitions for as long as we live. It's never too late. :)

Michelle Wells Grant said...

Isn't that interesting, that sometimes our "stage presence" is so different from our everyday selves. I think confidence just sweeps over us sometimes. Transformation indeed!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Helps us realize what our children are capable of, doesn't it? We tend to think we know so much and then we see them in modes of their own control - provides us with reassurance they can make it on their own. That we don't know them as well as we think we do. As it should be. They have developed their own person.

June said...

That was some experience for you!
And what a pleasure for your son to be able to don a different personality for a little while!
It must have been amazing...

Deb Shucka said...

Congrats on your award. What a lovely thing to get to know your child in a whole new way.


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