The family will be doing something tonight that it hasn’t done in quite some time — heading out to watch the matriarch of the house play the violin and sing with a symphony orchestra.
My lovely lady and I went out last night to help the West Valley Symphony of Utah set up for tonight’s concert at Granger High School. I’m sure there are a fair amount of jumbled nerves gathering. I know Amy’s feeling it, particularly about her singing part in the theme from the Ennio Morricone score to “Once Upon A Time In The West,” but I also know she’s practiced it enough that her voice should soar when it comes time for her to perform.
Our children aren’t so much into classical music, or the patriotic and more western flavor that they’ll hear tonight. But they do enjoy watching their mother perform. As for me, there’s always a feeling of pride in me as I watch my lovely lady up on the stage playing the violin and especially stepping out to the front and center of the stage to sing with that beautiful voice of hers. And I know, from watching and listening to her sing with the orchestra already in rehearsal twice before, that it’ll be an experience that will raise goosebumps in me.
I can’t wait.