Today, I am doing a thing that is going to be very bittersweet.
I played at Mayfest for the first time on Mother’s Day of 2009. I remember because I had the sweet ladies of my freshman dorm floor tell me about their moms and wrote a Mother’s Day song based on what they had to say.
Since 2009, I have missed two years. The last two years. I missed 2016 because I was working and I missed 2017…not sure why but did. This year though…I’M BACK!!!
Today at 1:00 I take the stage to perform an hour of some of my favorite songs, including the time tested Mother’s Day song I wrote back in 2009.
But today marks another event. An event I am not happy about.
Today is the first time I will perform at Mayfest without the musical accompaniment of my father. I will be playing his guitar. I will be singing through the microphone he bought me for my birthday a few years ago. I will be singing some songs he approved of and some he never got a chance to hear. I will be making music because he raised me to love music. It will be hard. But it will be wonderful.
I hope you can come out and join us. It’s gonna be hot y’all. But we are going to worship God and have a wonderful time and even praise our mothers a little bit! They deserve it after all. And after all of the focus I have placed on the fact that my dad won’t be there for the first time in seven years…he will be.
He will be backing me up on a heavenly guitar. And Gods gonna be dancing. And they’re both going to be shouting with smiles on their faces:
“That’s my girl!”