The Captain got home Thursday just in time to help out at Sweet Marissa's 3rd Grade Carnival at school. He was the head Twister man. Not sure who had more fun Marissa or the Captain. The original plan was for me to go after my cardiology Lunch and Learn which ran way late, but the Captain swooped in to save the day. Lessons learned in adaptability.
No school for Big M on Friday so it was hang out with Daddy day. We had parent teachers conferences this week and we heard a glowing report from Big M's teacher. What a difference a year can make. IA Pilot Mom had to work on Friday, but got much accomplished. So I couldn't feel too bad about not being home with the fam.
Then it was off to see Third Day in concert!! This was Big M's first live music concert, and we were a little concerned about the noise, but knew it would be a great show, so really wanted to try it out on her. Let's just say she Loved it. With a big L.
Third Day is a contemporary Christian group with a decided southern rock (yes, they used a cowbell) edge. The Captain and I are mucho fans, (the Captain more so than myself) so to have them be as close as an hour away seemed like an opportunity that should not be missed. Mac Powell, their lead singer, has this voice that seems to rise up out of his toes, rumbles around in his chest, and falls out of his mouth and resonates in everyone listening with sincerity and passion for God. He's kind of a skinny, full goatee wearing dude, so it's a bit surprising that such a big voice comes out of slightly scrawny him.
Revive, a relatively new group from Australia, opened the concert and they were great! Marissa was hooked and all giggles when the lead singer asked us all to get off our butts and out of our seats. Bathroom anatomy humor goes a long way with my child. It did sound pretty good in an Australian accent. Revive was followed by Brandon Heath. He was great too! Very acoustical and soulful with a lot of emotional content tied into his songs. He will definitely find a home in my iPod.
Then it was Third Day. They gave a great concert! Song after song was familiar and seemed better than the one before. The Captain loved every minute of it and has definitely passed on his live music loving gene to his oldest daughter. See, the Captain is a high clapper. Got his hands over his head, sometimes one hand, sometimes two, usually a whoot whoot and singing at the tip top of his lungs. I am a low clapper, hands out in front, not much above chest level, maybe a slight booty shake every now and then and I try to harmonize. Must be that reserved NW Iowa upbringing. Marissa is a high clapping, booty shaking fool!!! Lots of fun to watch her though!
I hope it left an impression on her. That our God deserves and loves to be greatly praised. It was a wonderful night.
King of Glory - Third Day
Who is this King of Glory that pursues me with his love
And haunts me with each hearing of His softly spoken words
My conscience, a reminder of forgiveness that I need
Who is this King of Glory who offers it to me
Who is this King of angels, O blessed Prince of Peace
Revealing things of Heaven and all its mysteries
My spirit's ever longing for His grace in which to stand
Who's this King of glory, Son of God and son of man
His name is Jesus, precious Jesus
The Lord Almighty, the King of my heart
The King of glory
Who is this King of Glory with strength and majesty
And wisdom beyond measure, the gracious King of kings
the Lord of Earth and Heaven, the Creator of all things
Who is this King of Glory, He's everything to me
The Lord of Earth and Heaven, the Creator of all things
He is the King of glory, He's everything to me