|Worship Practice...these are amazing young people|
I was reminded of this last night when we were at a church nearby to practice for a youth service. We are combining worship teams for this one night of outreach to young people in the area. I was singing and I turned around to look at everybody (they were all behind me). On the drums and keyboard were my nephews, Jon and Matt Grapes. Singing with me and my older sister Christian was my son Jake and Christians daughter in law, CeCe (Matt's wife), and Christian's husband, Patrick. I was taken by surprise when the memory of our little Estep family came flooding back.
|these are from a cell, so they aren't very clear.|
|Me in the front, Patrick on the left, CeCe in the middle|
and my sister, Christian on the right
|Here we are. Jon Jon singing and Aunt Kimi|
holding his mic.
Now our little Estep family has grown tremendously. My mother and father have 5 children, 17 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren with 3 on the way. Yesterday morning at church, there were 5 generations there. Our family is full of singers, musicians, artists, preachers...but most of all our family is full of JESUS.
|Matt...he's the best|
I am thankful for the memories of my childhood around the organ and drums, singing with my family.
I am thankful for the memories of my children and siblings children singing and playing music with me. I am thankful that we get to worship together.
|Jake and Jon singing,|
"Falling In Love With Jesus"
Jake's Boyz II Men moment