Wednesday, December 3, 2008


We've begun our Advent Devotions (from the Ann Hibbard book I mentioned), and hurray for my boys! They are actually SINGING.

Okay, to be fair, Gunnar sings every day. He chirps, like a happy little bird, and carries a tune pretty well. And Wyatt, if he doesn't think anyone is listening, can sing wonderfully... but usually won't. And with unchanged voices, they're both great little sopranos :0) Tate sings with enthusiasm, however I have to confess that he's a 'monotone'. I don't know if this is a deaf/Hoh thing, but I kind of assume so.

But we sing a Christmas carol, at least a verse of one, with each devotion, and I think my favorite part is that they actually SING.

Our verses from tonight's devotion, from Isaiah,

For to us a child is born,
to us a Son is given,
and the government will be on His shoulders.

And He will be called
Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God,
Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace.


kristen@nosmallthing said...

Do you know that when I read the lines of that I got shiver dots. Love that.

I haven't determined if Henry is monotone yet...I think he does okay. Not perfect, but then he is only 4 (5 in a few days!), and hoh of course, so it could be a couple things that are keeping him off the mark a bit.

Julie said...

I know there are deaf/hoh folks who love music, and MAKE music... maybe if I work with Tate he'll improve. At this point, if I sing a note or play one on the piano, he can't match it, singing or humming. I have some ideas of ways to help him, but don't want to make him self-conscious.

Make a JOYFUL noise to the Lord :0)

leahlefler said...

I feel for Tate. I hear normally and can't carry a tune in a bucket! We'll never know if my kids can't sing because of hearing impairment or because they just inherited their mother's terrible voice. We'll have to stick to listening to Christmas carols on CD in this house, lol!

We've started our advent, too. I have a neat calendar/story thing with stickers that we read every morning with the boys. Matt likes affixing the stickers- not sure how much of the story he gets. He just knows there are a lot of babies involved (John and Jesus).

Julie said...

I bet we'll be surprised in the end at how much they HAVE understood :0) My personal opinion is that finding fun and interesting ways to engage the kids in our spiritual life will go a long ways.