Naturally, I have tried to spare friends or acquaintances any exposure to my "singing". With the exception of my third grade students, that is.
We sing together almost daily in my classroom. Sometimes I teach them new songs, and sometimes they teach me more "hip" versions of songs we already know.
Not long ago, I was leading my class in the first verse of, "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus". Feeling comfortable that their angelic little voices were drowning out mine, I sang with confidence. As I sang, I noticed Emma in the front row, singing sweetly, her brown eyes shining with admiration as she held up this little blue sticky note.
When my other students found out what Emma's note said, they echoed her sentiment, thus reinforcing my conclusion that love is not blind. It is deaf.