Being a singer and musician has always been in my blood. Coming from a musical family where my parents sang, my brothers, 4 out of 5 of them, all play instruments. It was clearly in the genes that I would be a singer & musician too. I decided to start backwards with my bio because thinking of what to write from the beginning of my life seems too boring. Right now, I am working toward getting a band together to play at different christian locations. I have been working with a praise team band, but that is just during the church services. I can feel my spirit wanting so much more than that. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of people that sing at church, but I can feel God pulling me toward writing more original music, recording and playing out where I am needed. God uses all of us to be his voice. We have a responsibility to use our voices for His highest good. Most recently was a Praise Concert in November 2007. It was put together for the memory of a boy who died in a car accident. I felt honored to be a part of that concert because the message was that his spirit lives on with Jesus. I chose to sing, 'Padre Nuestro, Our Father', 'Truly, Truly I Say to You' and 'Search'. It felt great to make people smile and know that God's message was coming through me to them. At the same time, I feel somewhat guilty for getting busy with life and letting time go by without reaching my goal. Some may say that it wasn't in God's time because God has perfect timing. I would think that if I were meant to be playing from place to place already established with a band that God would have lead me to that. I do want to mention that I am a Mom and that I have a wonderful son. Guess what?! He sings too! I have taken him to nursing homes to sing with me, especially during the holidays. They loved him! That generation is adorable! They appreciate all that you do. I would play the guitar and sing music from the 1920's-50's, Broadway Show tunes and all different songs in several languages. I have not been to the nursing homes for awhile because I also went back into teaching. I am a Special Education teacher. One of my latest classrooms was a primary autistic class. I find it amazing to work with these kids. They are very close to God. Unless you have worked with an autistic child/person, it would be hard to imagine. It is like they have their own world, yet they are also in tune. They just operate in their own way. They love music too. So, I guess this is why I am not on the road singing everywhere. Like I said though, God has the perfect timing for everything and I will eventually make my dreams come true. My dream is eclectic. I want to make a difference in so many places at once and with God's help, I can! God bless all of you that come through my site and hear the music that the Spirit lead me to write. Until the next time, Graceann.
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