A few weeks back Sloan had a chance to participate in a group recording for an upcoming Christmas CD. This CD is going to be awesome with lot's of well know performers donating their talent! All of the proceeds from the sales of the album will go straight to JDRF. This money in turn will be used in funding research to find a cure for Juvenile diabetes.
It was fun to watch as all the kids sung together, there were about 15 kids. Some of the little ones were just adorable, singing with all their might. All of them children with diabetes. At the end of the session each child was asked to sing by them self. Sloan begged to go last. Even though she sings in honors choir at school, she's terrified to sing in front of people......at first. When she sang every body's mouth dropped. I always loved listening to her voice, thought it was pretty great, I'm also her mom. Mom's always think their kids sing well right? It was so fun to know I wasn't alone in enjoying the sound of her singing. It really gave her a boost of confidence to hear words of praise from people other than me.
Tuesday I received a call asking if Sloan could come back to sing some background vocals again for the one song they had been singing before. They loved her voice so much and were just delighted to work with her again. I was flabbergasted! Sloan was so nervous but agreed to do it. I was amazed at how well she handled herself in the studio. She was like a different little girl, correcting herself when she sang off key, letting them know what she felt sounded too slow or too fast or not quite right. We all giggled when she would declare that certain takes were just perfect. I sat with a grin on my face the whole time.
I was even more surprised when the vocals she was singing along with were those of The Beach Boys. The Beach Boys! The same voices my mom grew up with and I used to dance around my living room to. She doesn't really understand the importance of this yet. I tried to explain what a super special treat it was to be in the same song as The Beach Boys. She just thought it was cool to go and sing.
I will keep you posted as things progress with this CD. It will be sold throughout the U.S. and Canada. 100% of the profits to benefit JDRF. Such a worthy cause!
*I have had a few people ask about how Sloan is doing. She is visiting the rheumatoligst next Tuesday. I am hoping that we will walk out of there and that she doesn't have this illness. I will let you know as soon as we find any new information. Thanks for all of your words of kindness and concern.