Monday, March 25, 2013

The Future Julie Andrews (or The Lie I Told Myself As A Child)

 Unless you're a rhino who wants to be a unicorn. That's not giving up, that's refusing to bend to the pressure the media puts on rhinos to be more mythical.

I found this on Jon Acuff's blog and it took me back to my childhood dreams.
I used to dream big. Bigger than my little 7 year old self.
I dreamed that I would one day be a ballerina.
I dreamed that one day I would have 100 kids.
I dreamed that I could sing like Julie Andrews.
Don't laugh.
She was my hero. I could sing all of her parts from The Sound Of Music and Mary Poppins and O Come All Ye Faithful from her Christmas album. I can whistle like her too!
(BTW, Here are a few of my favorites:

Do-Re-Mi(Reprise) by Sound of Music on Grooveshark
O Come All Ye Faithful by Julie Andrews on Grooveshark)

I was pretty sure that when I grew up I would be discovered. The possibilities were endless from there!
I can hear you laughing! Don't. This is a serious story and it has taken me years to finally confess all this!

But when I grew up I found out that I was a contralto. Not just any contralto. A dramatic contralto. The deepest, darkest female voice. There went my dreams of being a soprano.
I found this out about the same time I found out that Mesomorphs can't be ballerinas.

That was when I realized that Rhinos will never be unicorns, but they are special too! As in they(unlike unicorns) actually exist! I guess even sopranos and ballerinas have unfulfilled dreams too...

So I have excepted my "Rhino-dom" and am content because I know that God loves all the little Rhinos of the world.

And I put this picture as my iPhone screensaver so that I remember to never give up on my realistic dreams, but to ditch my "unicorn" dreams so I can focus on what really matters in life.

With all that said here is a song that I love(that I can sing to, too because contraltos can usually sing tenor too!:))

Newsboys – Forever Reign Lyrics 
You are good, You are good
When there’s nothing good in me
You are love, You are love
On display for all to see
You are light, You are light
When the darkness closes in
You are hope, You are hope
You have covered all my sin

You are peace, You are peace
When my fear is crippling
You are true, You are true
Even in my wandering
You are joy, You are joy
You’re the reason that I sing
You are life, You are life
In You death has lost its sting

I’m running to Your arms
I’m running to Your arms
The riches of Your love
Will always be enough

Nothing compares
To Your embrace
Light of the world
Forever reign

You are more, You are more
Than my words will ever say
You are Lord, You are Lord
All creation will proclaim
You are here, You are here
In Your presence I’m made whole
You are God, You are God
Of all else I’m letting go

My heart will sing
No other name
Jesus, Jesus

1 comment:

Fun Family said...

I was going to star in FAME or sing country music on stage. Praise God that His dreams are better, and I am your mom instead! That is a better reality than all my dreams.