Last year, after our kids' first Titchie Sunday, this kid declared that he would not be going to Kindergarten. When I asked him why not, he said he didn't want to get up in front of the church to sing. I assured him that we would not make him go up to sing if he didn't want to and several times throughout the year he confirmed that information. All week leading up to this term's Titchie Sunday, he kept telling me that he was not going to be singing with the other Titchies and I assured him that he didn't have to. We were at our Samaritan's Purse retreat for several days leading up to the big performance, so I didn't think he would even know the song.
The big day finally arrived and he asked me again, "Do I have to go up in front of the church to sing?" And again, I assured him that he did not. He then said, "Well, I might." Erik and I exchanged a confused look. When it was time for us to leave I suggested that Erik bring his camera because things could get interesting.
When we arrived, he went up to the stage and sat down with the other Titchies. When it was time for them to begin their song he actually stood up with the other kids.
|He is in the red striped shirt looking very nervous.|
Erik and I were in disbelief and I might have teared up just a little.