In other news, I am not in a band. I'm in the ministry with the band, but technically I am a full-time mom now. (SO MUCH MORE THAN TECHNICALLY) The perks of that are, I don't have to go to band practices and read novels while men argue about chord changes, and I don't have to fast unless I just so happened to be in the meeting or dream or what have you when the fast was called. I can skip prayer meetings, if I have a good reason, like, "Your child is making me nuts and if I don't spend the next hour in my room with the door closed, I might light the van on fire." Sometimes, when I pass by the room, it sounds like they're praying for me. Hmm.
The downside of that is I don't get to be in the band pictures, and I don't get to travel (that one can be a pro or a con, depending). I mean, on occasion I do hop in the van, abandoning my children to the nearest relative, and travel the country, trying very hard to play it cool in the van and not let Matt get me in trouble for joking when everyone is sleeping. Also, I miss singing. Don't get me wrong. Me and Jonny Lang sing the hits in my kitchen on a regular basis, but it's not quite the same. And, I miss just being in a band, and road life. It was never glamorous, but it was fun and carefree and deep and meaningful all at the same time.
I'm not really complaining. I love what I'm doing now. This is absolutely what I would choose to do, if anybody had asked me before being born. I'm just pontificating, on account of this great new band pic that I am not in. Isn't it good?
|photo by Steve Offutt|