In 36 hours our son, Charlie, heads back to Boston University until who knows when. As I reflect back on his four-week visit and our Christmas/New Year’s celebrations I think of family gatherings, Charlie’s girlfriend’s visit from New Jersey, friends, football, laughter, hugs, tears, Yahtzee, Scrabble, Crash Bandicoot, snowmobiling, and something that is always present when half the family (i.e. the children) is rip roaringly talented: music.
I created a YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/jodimqhill) today to share some of these musical moments with the world, for the world needs to see and hear the gifting of two of her finest, Charlie and Emily Hill. Yes, I’m proud. Yes, I’m biased. Yes, yes, yes. Still, God has gifted them and He calls us to shine with who we are and what He has given us.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matt 5: 14-16)
Below are the videos I took this past month. Others, taken earlier, I’ll post on my YouTube channel later, after the kids go back to college, when I’m not taking time away from being with them. Hope you enjoy!
The first is a silly, fun one of our youngest, Emily, with her cousin, Kayla (who has a beautiful voice). Yes, the video is dark. If unable to view, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFX7pPIswys
The second is of our son, Charlie, singing with his girlfriend, Sophia (an amazing singer with her own YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/sophiapascual). They are singing “Who Am I?” by Casting Crowns. If unable to view, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lVlKMSFP5k