Wednesday, May 25, 2011

So Proud of My Granddaughter

Last night my precious granddaughter sang at a "Kids' Stand" event in Grapevine. This is a non-profit ministry that goes into schools to teach the kids moral lessons, and then invites them to an off-site event where they share Jesus with them. Jenny was very involved in the ministry.

The weather did not cooperate at all. We had to evacuate the auditorium twice. But when Malaya sang, it made EVERYTHING worth it. Jenny had a voice that would always give me goosebumps and would make me cry. Well, her daughter inherited her gift. When she finished, she got a standing ovation.

The song she sang is a popular song by Sidewalk Prophets. Malaya sang it as if it were advice her mom would have given her. Here are the words, with one word changed -- which I have highlighted:

Three in the morning and I'm still awake
So I picked up a pen and a page
And I started writing just what I'd say
If we were face to face
I'd tell you just what you mean to me
Tell you these simple truths

Be strong in the Lord
And never give up hope
You're gonna do great things
I already know
God's got His hand on you
So don't live life in fear
Forgive and forget
But don't forget why you're here
Take your time and pray
These are the words SHE would say.

Last time we spoke you said you were hurting
And I felt your pain in my heart
I want to tell you that I keep on praying
That love will find you where you are
I know cause I've already been there
So please hear these simple truths.

Be strong in the Lord
And never give up hope
You're gonna do great things
I already know
God's got His hand on you
So don't live life in fear
Forgive and forget
But don't forget why you're here
Take your time and pray
These are the words SHE would say.

Say . . . from one simple life to another
I will say . . . come find peace in the Father

Be strong in the Lord
And never give up hope
You're gonna do great things
I already know
God's got His hand on you
So don't live life in fear
Forgive and forget
But don't forget why you're here
Take your time and pray
These are the words SHE would say.

8 comments:

rgolf48 said...

If you have it recorded I'd love to see/hear it. Can you post it on your Facebook or Youtube?

Rick Ross said...

I don't know if I can. I am not on Facebook. I will see if Beverly can post it.

Jo Whitehurst said...

Stacey Pearson commented on Beverly's post on Facebook, that Paige had recorded this, and she had watched it. Maybe one of them could post it, and tag Bev so she could post...and more of us could be BLESSED! (And Jenny questioned her personal ministry's effectiveness?!?)

Rick Ross said...

Thank you, Jo. I will contact Paige.

Kristen said...

That is incredible. We planned to come last night until the weather got nasty. I too would love to see it on video.

Anonymous said...

Love, Love, Love it!! I am so proud of her too, and I dont even know her personally..Please let us know if you do find a way to show her singing, I would love to see it!
Amanda
Boyd

Jeff said...

Simply beautiful.

Rick Ross said...

Beverly now has the video on her Facebook.