BY JBH

07.08.2013

My Christmas Gift from Ella

Janell Burley Hofmann, July 08, 2013
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Recently, I watched Alicia Keys sing her gorgeous song “Not Even The King” on Storytellers.  I mentioned how much I would love to hear my sweet 8 year old sing that song.  So with Christmas approaching, she wrote out all the lyrics, had my musician husband Adam learn it on the piano and practiced it over and over.  On Christmas Eve morning she sat me down to perform it.   A little piece of my heart melts every time I hear this.  And I love that she’s in her pjs.  And that sometimes you can hear my other kids wrestling outside the door of this private viewing.  Life is grand.

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