Monday, January 14, 2013

Sign Language: I Look to You

Hey hey!

Thanks to everyone's kind words on my last post. I still can't believe that the metal is gone. 

 Hope that everyone had a fantastic weekend. Mine consisted of watching Harry Potter, sleeping in, meeting up with some friends, and playing Scattegories. 

As some of you may know, I have taken two semesters of Sign Language so far, and my Sign III class is going to start next week! I'm pretty stoked about it. 

Awhile ago, I posted my Sign II final and explained why that song was important to me. 

Well, this past semester, even though I did not have a sign class, I was asked by my church pastor if I would like to perform a sign song for church. I said that I would love to, and that I had the perfect song in mind. 

I also asked my good gal pal Kara if she would like to perform the song with me as a duet. She said that she would! The day we performed it went really well (my parents surprised me that morning) except for the fact that we had a faulty memory card. 

So, with a new memory card, we re-filmed it. Plus, now you get to see bloopers! 

The song, 'I Look to You,' is another song that is very important to me. This is the song that I listened to as I wrote the faith statement that was read at my baptism the summer of 2011. 

That was the summer that I was beginning to feel like myself again after over a year of hurt and letting someone else control my happiness. 

Those lyrics could not have been more relatable to what I was going through. I needed strength. I needed a melody. With that I was able to realize that I could plan out my life as much as I wanted to, but that didn't mean that it was necessarily going to work out that way. 

“For I know the plans I have for you ,’ declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope, and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11. 

So, if you feel so led, give our video a watch. 

Many thanks to Amy for filming, Kara for being a lovely duet partner, and to our sign professor, Lori who is such an amazing teacher. 



P.S. It is indeed Monday, but I have decided to only do two Melmac Monday posts a month, so that I can share other things like this. :) 


Katie Aman said...

Oh, this is beautiful, and you are beautiful :) What a wonderful song. I love human videos and seeing songs acted out through sign language or dance-it makes the lyrics stand out so much more and just touch your heart!

Megan Colwell said...

This is wonderful. My husband comes from a deaf family. His mother works at the Kansas School for the Deaf. ASL is something I would love to learn myself. Great job.

Katherine said...

That's so awesome! I love that you were able to do this - and that you took sign language. My university stopped offering it by the time I went.

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails

Jessi said...

That's so great that you were asked to do it again! What a great skill to have! And I love that scripture.

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