“I waited for the Lord” by Mendelssohn is a beautiful duet. It is even more beautiful when it is your child, or in my case, children singing it. The runners are also choristers at Durham Cathedral and this evening, together, they sang the duet at Evensong. I am surprised bits of me were not found scattered liberally around the Cathedral I was so proud and so happy I am sure I ought to have burst.
Children can bring tears of frustration, sadness, anger and joy. Today they gave me immense joy. It doesn’t have to be a big thing, sometimes it is the note in a childish scrawl that says “sorry” or “I love you”. Sometimes it is an unasked for cup of tea when I am tired. Now they are older and more fashion conscious joy can easily be given with a compliment on my outfit by the ever rigorous fashion police! I wish I could package up all these moments and take them out again when I feel low for that would be the cure for even the blackest day.