It is my 55th birthday weekend….and what a weekend is planned!!!! We didn’t plan it this way because it is my birthday, but, this is definitely my idea of how to celebrate a birthday!
I’m giving myself 2 more minutes to write this blog post….so here is the weekend plan. I told myself that I would start putting together the merchandise for the Jireh concert today in Sainte-Genevieve. That’s on the island of Montreal so it is a home-game type of affair. Around 9am, I should pick up the drum shield from Steve’s music. Sometime in the afternoon we’ll have the various |Jireh CD’s and the Get Up t-shirts and my wardrobe (intermission change of look – I sincerely love that, because ‘au fond’ I am a true blue performer and performers do multiple wardrobe changes during the same show) and the Jireh banner for the merchandise table and (have I forgotten anything?), oh yes, there is Carol, my wife and director of Jireh Gospel Choir.
Thinking of Carol, she would find it SPOT ON if I would suggest, maybe around noon today, that we stop what we are doing and pray for the concert today in Sainte-Genevieve and for the second part of the birthday mad weekend which is a Black History Month concert in Burlington, Vermont with Montreal Gospel Choir. We have much to pray about, you can see. We want to do the choir thing well – both choirs. Do well in our interactions within the choir and in our brief but important relationship performing before an audience.
So, there will probably be a cake or two on my choir extravaganza 55th birthday weekend, but the thing that will make it so special is that at 55, I will be celebrating with people I love doing something that is such a big part of my life, something that I LOVE doing and that gives my life fulfillment and purpose.
More on this weekend, later – perhaps a resumé of highlights when I return from Vermont on Sunday evening!