Saturday, July 12, 2008

Music is love

I don't think any other saying could apply better to my family. Or, to Tom's family. Ironically, we both come from extremely musical families. We're talking 40+ years on each side. That's over 80 combined years of concerts, dances, and witnessing the Gospel to thousands of people. Music is literally one of the main reasons Tom and I are together. He joined my dad's band in 2005 and then joined our church's praise team in 2006. I'm sure that Tom would agree that we truly don't remember a time when music wasn't present in our lives. While I am (sadly) not musically inclined, I truly understand a musician's heart, soul, and mind. My father and his twin brother are both fantastic musicians as was my late grandmother. The amazing thing? They've never had lessons nor can they read music. They play by ear -by sound and feel.

Tom has this same talent (as do nearly all of his family members). Tom has been singing on stage since he was three-years-old. In addition, he can compose. He can sing, write, and play seriously about 15 different instruments. Truly amazing. Plus, his entire family sings for the Lord. In the two years we've dated, I can't count how many churches we've traveled to for his family to sing.

I love both of my families for many reasons. One is that they are humble. They truly don't realize how talented they are. Therefore, I will toot their horns for them!

Some recent pictures...

Tom singing at a local church

Tom's grandpa, "Pap"

Pap and Tom

His Heart, His Hands, His Feet ministry

Tom and our Pastor

My dad


Jennifer said...

I'd love to hear some of the music. I am not musically inclined at all and I am always amazed at what people can do.

Shalane said...

If I can figure out how to post their recordings, I will!

This may be quite a taske for me. ;)