The clouds were getting heavy and the threat of rain was imminent.
It was Tuesday night, and our neighborhood has free concerts each
Tuesday night and we didn't want to miss this one.
This one was special, because one of our own was performing.
His name is Chris Smith, and he is a singer/songwriter from here
and he lives in our neighborhood. *
So the concert was going, and on the third song, magic happened.
The children were already dancing, when from the crowd the adults came;
then several came from their seats and began to dance to Chris's song, "Tonight".
Our daughter Sara and her husband Mark joined them.
Mark is the guy who walks up near the beginning in a plaid shirt and sunglasses,
and Sara comes shortly after him in a black t-shirt and denim capris; she has blond hair.
They had practiced several times in secret,
and my job was to watch Maya and Ben for them during practices.
Lauren was as surprised as the rest of the crowd because I didn't let him in on the secret!
Chris handled the surprise as any professional singer would, and the smile on his face was priceless. The concert was fantastic, and the rain held off until the first hour had passed, but after that it poured and we had to run for home.
It was the last concert for the summer.
What a wonderful ending to a perfect season of music!
*Chris Smith (CR) has released a full-length album called
Life in Between, (available on ITunes) and his song This Way Home
was chosen as the promotional song
for HGTV's House Hunters International.
He is also the worship team coordinator for a local church where
Erin and her family go.