Thursday, July 24, 2008


Hey Everybody,

I really don't want to talk about my kids too much on my blog. In fact, I do not want to talk about my kids too much, ever. As a writer and speaker, I use my kids and the goings-on in our home quite frequently in my articles, books, and workshops, and what I want people to know is that I always ask for permission to use their stories. This past weekend, in Chattanooga, I almost told a certain story (that would have made the PERFECT illustration, btw!), but then I realized I had never asked for permission to tell it, so I literally said, "No, I better not tell that story," and I just moved on with my talk.

Now that Danya's music career is well underway, I really don't want to become known as the woman who talks about her kids all the time! Because the truth is that I actually have THREE absolutely adorable, wonderful, brilliant, talented kids. :) People always come up to me at Danya's music events and say, "Oh, I know you are so proud of her!" And of course, I am, but I am just as proud of my boys, who are not on stage (unless you consider a baseball field a stage, which I guess it is, in a way). Just as I am proud and teary-eyed when I watch Danya lead worship or perform (and those are two different things!), I felt the same way the other day, when I overheard one of my sons explaining the plan of salvation to a friend at the gym. And I felt it again when I found out the other of my boys had refused to watch a certain TV show with the other kids when he was at a sleep-over. Suffice it to say I am extremely proud of all my kids, as any mom would be, and I don't want to bore people with the details.

Is that enough of a disclaimer before I say, "BUT. . ." :)

Danya was back in the studio this week, and she recorded a song that she wrote as a message to Miley Cyrus. It's on her myspace, and I encourage you to go listen to it! Just click here. While you're there, read her blog, which explains the story behind the song. If you've never heard any of Danya's music, you're in for a treat!

And don't get mad at me when you can't get the song out of your head!


Chatty Kelly said...

I love how you write 2 paragraphs explaining you don't brag on your kid, before bragging on your kid. True motherhood! And who wouldn't brag? It was a great song...and a great salvation message...and a great decision to say NO to a bad show...

and a great mom, no doubt.

I'm going to link up to your blog today at my blog today and send some folks over! I liked it.

Pinkshoelady said...

I just visited from Chatty Kelly and I love that song!

Your daughter has an amazing voice!

My own daughter would like to be a recording artist on day. She is only 9 now and sings all over our county at different church events, BBq's, and luncheons.

I would love to talk to you sometime about how you guided and prayed for daughter.

I will keep praying for you and your daughter and your sons...they sound like great kids.
And it is always good to brag on your kids when they shine for God.


Julie Gillies said...

Hi there, Rebecca,

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

I'm so bummed - our server blocks My Space so I can't hear your daughter's song. Rats!

And Kelly is right - motherhood totally owns bragging rights. Don't get me started on my Special Forces son. LOL

It's a genuine pleasure to meet another home schooling mom who is also called to writing and speaking. At least I know I'm not juggling alone! ;)


Paris said...

Hi! It's Paris A., from She Speaks! Remember me? Well, I love "Hey Miley" and who knows how many times I've listened to it! It's playing right now...


revjen said...

Great song! My daughter is a dancer and recently made the decision to move from a big wig school in the dance world to a smaller Christian dance school. We had been talking about her goals for dance and after realizing that though the instruction at the big school is excellent, their goals in training dancers do match her goals in glorifying God with dance. As mothers, I think our prayers are always fro our children to use thier gifts fot the glory of God. When they make those decisions for thier own lives it is a prayer answered. You have every right to be proud of your daughter! I kow I'm proud of mine.

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