My answer is, often. And tonight was one of those nights.
Lora has been taking singing lessons for a few months. She expressed an interest because a classmate of hers took singing last year. She also has a sweet little voice. She's been going once a week to a local girl, Deborah Mayeaux, who also has a beautiful voice. (and her dad fixes air conditioners).
Our local church fair was this weekend, and Deborah (an alum of the church school) got time for her students to perform.
Frankly, we didn't think Lora would. At first she said she wouldn't. Then she changed her mind. We all expected her to freeze up, mumble a few notes and be a cute little 5-year-old curiosity.
This child, all decked out in a pink leather skirt and vest and pink cowboy boots, marched onto the stage and belted out "Behind these Hazel Eyes." And she simply wowed the crowd (and it was a pretty healthy one, too, at 6 p.m. on a Saturday night.)
I bawled my eyes out the whole time.....
Afterwards, many many people came up to her and told her how great she was. One little girl asked her for an autograph!!! (OH MY GOD).
And Marty and I are simply amazed......