Thursday, April 17, 2008

Poppy's Song

Marianna is one of those deceptively shy children. She puts on a convincing performance until you've known her for about 5 minutes, and then she loses the act and turns a little wild. Right now she is in a singing kick so "wild" means running around the house, blasting a song away at the top of her lungs. Mostly she's into Disney songs, but I was able to talk her into singing this one for the camera. She calls it "Poppy's Song" because it's the same one we used in the video memorial, and she has loved it from the first time she heard it. I thought I'd share.


video

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

absolutely beautiful....

Melody said...

My eyes welled up, watching her sing of God's love for us. Beautiful.

(Not to mention she is an absolute cutie pie!)

Kara said...

that is the sweetest thing! touched my heart today! thanks for sharing!

Brandi said...

Ang, How precious!

Pam said...

This is so precious. I think you need to let Chris Tomlin see this one.

Such pure praise!! May we all be a little more like your sweet one today.

crystal said...

Precious! She is such a beautiful little girl.

Blessings

Laurie said...

Angie,

This is just the sweetest version of this song I have ever heard. Marianna is just the most precious little girl. Thank you for sharing this song from her heart. I love it and you guys too!!

Laurie in Ca.

Candi said...

That is adorable. She is such a sweet little girl. Thank you for sharing that!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness! That is too cute! She is such a great big sister!

brienne said...

Angie, That is absolutely precious! So good that these words of Truth are in her heart at such a young age!

Carrie said...

Oh. My. Word. That was the sweetest thing!

Emily said...

Angie! This is so precious. It had me in tears--it is so sweet how she knows the words and seems to believe them with all her little heart.

Emily Duncan

Hilary said...

That was very sweet...sweet girlie

The VW's said...

I really don't think that I've heard anything so adorable and touching as your sweet little girl singing such an awesome song! Thankyou for sharing!!! God Bless You!

Jena Baker said...

Angie--I don't get to see this side of Marianna at church-she is a cutie! Thanks for sharing!

Adam & Amy Wilson said...

Oh my goodness, Angie! What a little tool of pure felicity! She is so adorable and endearing. I love how she crescendos with "...and like a flood" and then dramatically quiets her tone at the end. :) The blocks are a nice emphasis on her amazing multi-tasking skills. And who does she hire for wardrobe?...stunning! Truly, I loved it! I've already watched it three times.

Emily said...

If that isn't the most precious sight ever... I have chills and tears and smiles... thanks, Marianna. You are a rockstar for Jesus - and Poppy. :)

Jessica said...

I love this! She is so matter of fact the whole time. I love her choice of costume for the performance, too!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness how sweet it is!! What an absolute doll! Thank you so much for sharing her with us.
Tonia

Just Me said...

Wow, how beautiful! That little girl can carry a tune, too! I agree with the comment that Chris Tomlin needs to see that one :o) Thanks SO much for sharing! So precious!

Laurin said...

how absolutely precious! marianna~shy?!? no way!

julie said...

i love her! so precious!

Lisa LaFarlette said...

How absolutely adorable!!! Marianna sings such beautiful praise.

Matt and Bethany said...

Angie, Thanks so much for making this post! I love it!! Marianna is definitely being "trained up in the way she should go." What a blessing!
Love,
Bethany

Yvette said...

Oh Angie,

Marianna is absolutely precious singing "Poppy's song"! I cried the 1st, the 2nd and the 3rd time I watched it. This is a sweet and pure reflection of your home. I was just thinking about how proud your grandfather would have been of you and Nathan raising your daughter, even at this young age, to love Jesus. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Love, Yvette
www.tristanasher.blogspot.com

P.S. It was so cute hearing you chuckle in the background - I'm sure it was hard to hold back the laughter while videoing.

Anonymous said...

Angie how sweet she so cute and sings so beautful. I heard the song wed. evening going to church and thought of all ya'll. Love in Christ. Brenda from Brookhaven

Anonymous said...

what an angel!a true testimony to your faith.what a wonderful mom you are!

So Blessed said...

Thank you for blessing me today with your precious child...that was heartwarming!

Mandy said...

Absolutely precious. You will always be glad you have that video. Thinking of you.

Mandy
GA
www.madelinegracehopkins.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Absolutely precious. That is quite a song for a little one to be singing,and she does so well.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us. What a beautiful little girl and she can sing so well.

This has truly touched my heart this morning and I am so thankful I checked your blog today.

How GREAT our Lord is.

Thank you again Angie for this blog site. You will never know the many times it has lifted me.

Florida

Jen in Al said...

Priceless!!!! what a sweetie! she is so adorable. thank you for sharing that! i have to say i loved her singing Happy Birthday to Poppy on the video memorial. so sweet! praying, jen in al

nick, robyn and taylor said...

BEAUTIFUL!

boltefamily said...

Oh my word, I have goosebumps! She is so precious! It is so amazing to see children woshipping God. They are so authentic and I think we can learn a lot from them! Marianna is such a gift, though I am sure I don't have to tell you that!

ajc4ever said...

Oh my...she is incredible. That was beautiful!!

Angela

Candace said...

Angie... this is the most precious thing I have ever seen! She was pretty on key and my favorite part was when she put her sweet little hand over her heart and turned her head for a dramatic affect. :)

asplashofsunshine said...

I thought of sweet Poppy yesterday while my daughter was on a field trip. We live in California, which the Poppy is the California State Flower. The location for the field trip had poppies blooming everywhere. I actually took a picture of it, then realizing that although I think of little Poppy Joy often, I do not know you personally therefore do not have a way to share the picture. I guess now I will have my own little poppy garden to see each time I see the photo. Thinking of your adorable family! And the singing is absolutely precious.

Anonymous said...

angie,
how precious!! sweetest thing for such a young girl...thanks for sharing. god bless

Anonymous said...

Angie - that was beautiful. To see such a little girl sing such a beautiful song (& do such a good job). Does she give voice lessons? Thank you for sharing it made me smile & made my day. Livona

Anonymous said...

Why can't we all love God in this innnocent yet real and trusting way???? Thank you so much for sharing this!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

So sweet!

texasknights said...

Well, there you go....
PRECIOUS! Now my husband is singing the song! What a sweet blessing you have there!

Christy said...

Sweet sweet girl! How thankful I am to have seen this and read about your life for the past few months. I am moved deeply by your faith and love for God. Thank you for your inspiration.

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Jana said...

I am SUCH the proud aunt!!!
;-)

Katie said...

That is one of the sweetest things I've ever seen! She's precious!

Pipsylou said...

I LOVE it when she hugs herself at the beginning. She is so charming!!!!!!!! Lucy is watching and just giggling away.

Kim (marygracesummons.blogspot.com) said...

Angie,
I have to say that was the cutest thing I have ever seen. I had to call Kailey and Allison in the room to watch the video and they loved it too - I can't stop smiling thinking about it.
Marianna is precious! And I love "Poppy's song" just the say Poppy's big sister sings it!
Love you friend,
Kim
P.S. I can't wait to read Poppy's book!

Anonymous said...

absolutely amazing! Bless her dear sweet heart!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!

Annie- Nashville

Melody said...

so incredibly precious Angie, you and Nathan are such an inspiration to me and I can only pray that my precious Lilliana will one day know of her brother and be filled with the kind of peace that Marianna shows :)

Love you,
Melody

Julie said...

How sweet!

Laurie said...

Hi Angie,

Just checking back this morning for another performance by Marianna! It is so cute and heartfelt. Praying for you guys and for the blessings ahead. I love you guys and Marianna.

Laurie in Ca.

Kim (marygracesummons.blogspot.com) said...

We had to come watch Poppy's song again today. The girls love it!
Marianna is so precious!
Kim

L&DRNKY said...

How precious and touching

Elissa said...

What a gorgeous little chunk-a-munka, squeezable looking, little girl!! The whole video was sweet! She's too cute!

Shelly said...

that was amazing! i have a "shy" toddler much like her who breaks into song wildly around the house. what a blessing to hear your little one sing!

Shelly said...

that was amazing! i have a "shy" toddler much like her who breaks into song wildly around the house. what a blessing to hear your little one sing!