Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Little Tale About Me and My Blog

Hello, Dear Ones. Hope you've all had a great weekend. I thought it was time for a change at Note Songs so I made a new header for my blog. Do you like it?

I want to say how very much I appreciate you all who take the time to come and visit me. I just love your company so much! It's been two years now since I've started blogging and now blogging has become a very big part of my life! I just love you all so much.

So...I thought I would tell a little bit about why my blog is called Note Songs. Now some of my regular friends who visit me often know most of this, but for some of my new friends I thought you may like to know a little bit about me. This is a different post for me today - no pretties to show - just my tiny little words.

First of all...the title of my blog "Note Songs" ~
As long as I can remember, I've loved music. My Mother tells me as a tiny little girl I would sit in my little bitty rocking chair and listen to the radio as I rocked my tiny self to death. She tells me there was a songs called "Is That You Myrtle" and I would sing it over and over. I do not remember this! But it sounds rather funny, doesn't it?

As time went on I decided I wanted to sing in church. My very first time I went to Sunday School, I performed! :) Yes, I did! The teacher introduced me to the little class as a visitor and then asked if any of the children would like to sing a song. I held up my hand (not being very shy) and said I would love to sing. I sang "Here Comes Peter Cottontail". The teacher was so kind and told me what a nice song that was, but in Sunday School we sing songs about Jesus. Did I know another song? Well, I sure did! I proudly stood up and sang "Davy Crockett"!
Needless to say, I learned the difference between Davy Crockett and Jesus! :)

Then when I was about six years old the children of the church were going to go caroling. I was asked to be the soloist and sang as our pastor's daughter played the accordion. You know how loud those things are so you know how loud I must have been singing.

Music continued to be a big part of my life. I began taking piano lessons when I was 11 and took for a year. I told my teacher I wanted to be the pianist of my church. I was a little bold, don't you think? :) Well, God was in all of this and my teacher had been the pianist of a gospel group and understood my passion. In about a year I was playing in my church. So playing my piano has always been a real blessing to me.

And the beat goes on! :) As time went on, my Daddy and I sang duets in church and I played the piano for us. I was in choir at school and church and played the piano too. In the mean time there was not one rock and roll song I didn't know! Growing up in the late 50s and 60s was a great time for rock and roll. Don't you think? Great old songs. Christian music and rock and roll! I love that! :)

So this is the reason my blog is called "Note Songs". Notes from my piano and songs from my heart! You see the little logo I always have at the end of my posts - the little girl playing the piano? Now you can't tell, but she's singing too! :)

I always like to end each of my posts with a song. I believe music can speak to us when nothing else will. The reason for my little saying...Life is a song, don't you think? I sometimes seem to be a bit of a Pollyanna! I always want to see the best in someone and am still at my olden age a bit gullible! I smile a lot. I laugh a lot and I sing a lot! I am really a silly gal and I really do think in songs most of the time. I thought one day I should try to write a post using song titles! :) That would be fun. So you probably won't hear a lot of downness here on my blog. I just purposely want to keep my blog a place where I can be my silly self and hopefully bring a smile to your beautiful faces from time to time.

Now I'm not perfect by any means and I don't live a perfect life. I have had my share of heartaches and failures and hurts just like everyone else. But I do choose to wake up each day and be thankful to God for my blessings! You, Dear Ones, are some of my blessings!

I still love music today as much as I ever have. I still love to play my piano and am the pianist of my church and have been as long as I can remember. I still sing solos in church, but my song selections have changed - no more Peter Cottontails and Davey Crocketts! I'll keep those cute little songs for you and my blog.

So Dear Ones, I hope I can put a song in your hearts from time to time. I hope I can put a smile on your tiny faces. I hope you'll bear with me when I make up my own words. I guess if the truth be told - I'm still just a girl in my heart - a silly girl who loves life and considers each day a blessing and an adventure. I hope you'll continue coming to see me and I will keep coming to visit you. You just make my day!!

You are all a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Friends
Packing up the dreams God planted
In the fertile soil of you

Can't believe the hopes
He's granted

Means a chapter in your life is through

But we'll keep you close as always

It won't even seem you've gone

'Cause our hearts in big and small ways
Will keep the love that keeps us strong
And friends are friends forever
If the Lord's the Lord of them

And a friend will not say never

'Cause the welcome will not end

Though it's hard to let you go

In the Father's hands we know

That a lifetime's not too long to live as friends.

With the faith and love God's given

Springing from the hope we know

We will pray the joy you'll live in

Is the strength that now you show

But we'll keep you close as always

It won't even seem you've gone

'Cause our hearts in big and small ways
Will keep the love that keeps us strong

~ sung by Michael W. Smith