So How Cool is That?!

While we were serving the Lord in South(er) Texas, there was a young lady at the school also helping out.  She was quite the amazing young lady. She'll be a senior in college this fall, and spent the summer interning at a producing company in Nashville. (Her major is communications.) Turns out, one of the singer/songwriters that the company represented is Mark Schultz, Micah's very fave composer ever.

EVER.

When this young lady left the intern job to head to TX, she got a personal phone call from Mark himself to thank her for the work that she'd done. (I now consider her tight with Mr. Schultz.) So while she was telling us this fun information, one of the ladies in our group shared with her how much Micah loves Mark's music.

Seriously, you have no idea. Because of Mark, Micah has a keen and abiding interest in the piano, he pretends to strum the guitar (just like Mark!) and he uses anything in his hand as a microphone. This composer is single-handedly responsible for the boy's musical interest. We are appreciative, except at 6 in the AM when we hear the songs being broadcast through the house at decibels reserved for aircraft and warheads.

We have a CD/DVD set of a live concert and Micah has worn out 2 copies already. That is his go-to CD in the van, and he has memorized not only every song but the order in which they play. If we try to mix things up a bit and shuffle to keep from getting bored of the same old routine, he'll let us know exactly how unacceptable he finds that.

(On a side note here, I'm sure you're wondering how we know that Micah has memorized the songs since he can't sing. Good wonderment. Turns out, he carries a tune in a hummy sort of voice, complete with inflection and intonation. It makes up in volume what it lacks in actual words. And let me tell you, there is a huge lack of words if you know what I mean.)

So, anyhoo, this young lady that we met in South(er) Texas thought that Mr. Schultz should hear about his biggest fan, so she told him. And you know what Mr. Schultz did about that? He sent Micah an autographed calendar and a brand-new CD. Not only is that 15 kinds of awesome, that is God at work.

10 comments:

Annette W. said...

WOW! THat is really awesome. Micah will be president of the fan club soon with these connections!

HalfAsstic.com said...

Indeed! And so is Micah!
Love that pic, by the way.

MsTeb said...

Thats AWESOME!

utmomof 5 said...

People are cool :) I love hearing stories like this, thanks for sharing!!!

Trisha said...

God does work in mysterious ways, doesn't he? I am so thrilled for Micah! And now you have another CD to listen to for a while before it gets monotonous too!

nikki said...

I tried to plurk this to you.....

I wanted to say, that I'm not a believer. God and I haven't been on speaking terms for a long, long time. But sometimes, when I read something like this, well. It gives me hope. Thank you!

Karen said...

Nikki - we've been amazed at how God works through on behalf of this boy of ours. We simply stand back and enjoy the awesome. There IS hope.

Mer said...

Very cool! :)

Siobhan said...

Amazing, amazing story!!

Roger said...

That is so very cool!