Friday, February 10, 2012


Though we have a large number of kids, the Von Trapp Family Singers we are not as demonstrated in this video:

We definitely are not as coordinated or as harmonious as the real Von Trapps nor the actors and actresses who played them. My hair is certainly much messier than Julie Andrews as she traipsed across the mountains with her musical progeny.

But despite our deficiencies, we easily had as much fun as that famous singing family as we surprised our new Swazi friends with our sungs song in their heart language, siSwati.

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I never imagined when my kids were very small and I was toting them around to library story times and having them help me sing SIYA HAMBA that one day we'd be performing it at Swazi churches and ministry centers for orphans. I hope that as easily as we sing this song, that one day we'll also easily speak siSwati. It is hard to imagine that one day I'll ever be fluent in a language so full or clicks and other phonetic sounds so alien to my Southern English, but then, I'm learning that God is in the habit of taking us places and having to do things that are beyond even my wildest dreams.


Leslie said...

Beautiful friend! I know God will continue to bless you abundantly as you seek do to His will!!! Love you!

Elysa said...

Thank you, Leslie. Love you, too, night owl friend. ;)