Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mary Singing Silent Night with The Tenors!

Mary had the thrill of singing with The Tenors in Raleigh, North Carolina last night! The Tenors are absolutely spectacular! Run, don't walk to go hear them if they perform near you! We could barely sleep afterward, and Mary had to be right back at school this morning to take a test at 7:20 a.m.! We're are so grateful for the opportunity for her to sing with them!

Thank you, Victor, Clifton, Fraser, & Remigio!

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Rehearsal was a blast! The Tenors are so friendly & humble. 
Of course, I told her how cute they were!  

Mary with Fraser, Remigio, Clifton, & Victor

Backstage between songs for Clifton (L) & Fraser (R)

Mary with Bubba Rawl who introduced Mary to The Tenors.

Before the show in the dressing room.
Mary didn't want any makeup on because she's not used to it.

Quadruple blessing having all our kids there!

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts! (photo: EDCPA website)

Enjoy this 15 second clip from rehearsal 
before the guys got all dressed up, too ☺ Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Just so you know, Mary was born with 30% of her lip missing,  25% of her gum missing, 
40% of her nose missing, Hearing loss in her left ear, 
no optic nerves—and no eyes whatsoever. 
You can find her story, and a letter I wrote when she was born here
Her YouTube clips are here.

When the evening was nearly completely over and we were at a meet and greet for The Tenors in the lobby area (it was nearly 11 p.m. by this point)—the big cheese—Bubba Rawl, came dashing up to Mary. He got right in front of her, came down on her level, and grabbed both of Mary's elbows in his palms while saying fast and excitedly, "Mary, you knocked it out of the park, clear down the street, and into the next field!!!! Tell me, tell me! How do you think you did, on a scale 1 to 10, tell me how you think you did?" 

Mary paused a long time as Bubba held his position square in front of her still clutching her elbows. I leaned in and amazingly kept my mouth shut in the long pause when Mary slowly began to speak.

"I know I should ..... be humble .................. extended paused again ............................... eleven."    

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  1. This is just spectacular! How proud you must be of your daughter, and rightfully so. I'm in total awe of those who were born unable to see. A couple of years ago, I was privileged to hear Andre Bocelli perform in person with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, and the fact that he is unable to see the lyrics, unable to watch the conductor, but must memorize every melody, the starts and stops ... it was just amazing to me, same as your daughter. Truly, they have a gift from God. Years ago, I worked for a gentleman who, while not born blind, he lost his sight at a young age. He possessed a genius IQ and was a brilliant engineer at Compaq Computers (now HP). His work was fascinating and awe inspiring.

    God bless you and your family. Thanks for sharing your daughter's wonderful gift.

    1. Your message was so absolutely lovely, Dayle. So well put. Isn't it inspiring when people use all God has given them & don't dwell on what's withheld? Eve's orginal problem which started the mess we've been in ever since!! I'd love to hear A. Bocelli one day. I was visiting my Mama today & she wanted her CD on of him, so I heard him today! Merry Christmas, Dayle!!

  2. That should be Andrea ... sorry. My fingers work faster than my brain.

  3. Your daughter is astonishing! She has the voice of an angel! Well done Mary! You are beautiful! !!

    1. Oh, how sweet, Liz! I will read her your comment! Merry Christmas!

  4. She sounds sooooo beautiful!! Such a clear, lovely voice!!!!!! Do y'all have plans for her to pursue music??? (I say GO FOR IT!!!!).


    1. Hi Shari and thank you for your kind words!!! She would love to major in voice in college! She also plays piano and violin, but her absolute favorite is by far, singing!

  5. So beautiful! Mary has an amazing voice.


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