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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Benjamin's Spring Concert




Last night I again, set amazed at our youngest son's playing ability.  He had one of only two solos for the concert. Afterwards people asked him how long he practices, they were blown away.  In comparison to the other students he is years ahead. The fact is..........it isn't his practice..........it is just a God-given-talent.  As parents we can't take any credit, we have done nothing, other than provide the opportunity.  We are now wondering where do we go from here?  How do we encourage this gift God has given him at such a young age?  We want to be faithful, while not being "too child" centered.

Today I wanted to just share with you our little's guys concert. He played in front of over 300 people last night.  His legs hurt at the end from nerves. He said he kept thinking, "don't lock your knees or you will faith", which is what happened to his brother at our oldest son's wedding.

What was priceless last night was when a friend (age 10) came running up to him afterwards and said, "Ben, I knew you were good, but I had no idea you were that good!!!"  I watched my son's eyes light up, as a peer gave him praise. I could just hug that kid!!!

This is to give credit where credit it due.............To God!!!, and may Benjamin's playing be for God's glory.


12 Joining in with more words:

Vee said...

Bravo! That blessed my socks off...

Debbie said...

YAY! LOTS of clapping over here. You know it's so funny. When I first started reading this post I thought to myself I would REALLY love to hear him play sometime and then I noticed the video. Soo glad you put that up. He is really very good. I LOVE the violin. It will be interesting to see what God has in store for him. Have a blessed Easter!

Sonja Goodson said...

Just beautiful Benjamin!! You have started my morning off right. Can't wait to see what God does with your musical abilities. It's going to be good!!! :)

Christine said...

Blown away!
Our grand daughter plays the violin but NOT well! I played the violin for six years and never sounded that good!!
The poise and talent for such a your age is remarkable.
Thank you sharing the video and your Mother's Love!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

aww... Such a handsome young man doing a really great job! I enjoyed his performance!

podso said...

Wow what a great performance! And he is really growing up. That sound funny from another blogger, but I've seen him "over the years" and I can see a difference. Have a blessed Easter.

Lea said...

Way to go Benjamin! Oh, I do love the violin and the beautiful thing is that he will be able to play all of his life. Easter blessings!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Fantastic!

Elizabeth Dianne said...

It is so wonderful when we see our children developing their God-given talents. I know your heart is bursting with gladness for him and I rejoice with you!

Sue said...

Dear Janette and Benjamin, "Awesome performance"! You should have seen me grinning from ear to ear, I can only imagine the expressions on you and your Dh"s faces!

"Benjamin you indeed have a talent given to you by God Himself, with the love and guidance from your Mother and Father, I can only imagine what is in store for you! What a joy and pleasure to know you and your Mother, my desire is to one day meet you both, if not here on earth I know I will in heaven!" You both are such wonderful treasures,! I think of you both so much, we have a saying here in the south, "If your nose itches, someone is either thinking of you or talking about you, so dear friends if your nose begins to itch, know that Sue is thinking of you" Wishing you a most blessed and Happy Easter!
with all my love,
Sue

Sharon said...

Precious Benjamin - what a wonderful boy, and such talent! Oh, I have a feeling that God is going to use him in a BIG way!

GOD BLESS!

Lisa said...

Benjamin is one talented young man! It's always so wonderful to see our children use their gifts and talents. Janette I know you were as proud as punch! Bravo Benjamin!

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