The best singer in the church

Yesterday, Charlie and I stood in line for the Brooklyn Tabernacle Christmas show. The line was long, the seats filled up quickly, and we didn’t get in.

We were both disappointed, and agreed to try again another day.

On the way home, I remembered that Immaculate Heart of Mary was having a Christmas chamber music concert, followed by the lighting of their numerous outdoor trees and angels. So Charlie and I stepped into the church for a bit. (He didn’t last long.) And stayed in the drizzle for the lighting.

The crowd, with the teen choir leading, sang “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” and “Silent Night.” I stopped singing the first one, about halfway through, because I didn’t remember all the words. Charlie told me to keep singing. So, I hummed until I could catch up.

Later that night, he said his favorite part of the day was when I sang Christmas carols. He said, “You were the best singer in the church.”

Coming from a family of wonderful singers, and being by far the least talented in that area, it made me feel really nice that for one lovely night, for one little boy, I was the best singer of all.

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