When the Covid pandemic hit in 2020 and we were quarantining at home, we were told of an app called Smule. This app was to replace in person Karaoke for the time being. It was shared on Facebook in a group called Quarantune.
I downloaded the app, and my daughter and I started playing around with it. She was so shy and did not want anyone to hear her sing at first. She even hid in the upstairs closet to record two songs to ensure no one heard her. After she was finished, she returned my phone without saying much at all. I played her songs after she went back upstairs.
TEARS welled up in my eyes when the song started and I heard her beautiful angelic voice for the first time singing! I listened all the way through and then played the second song as well. I ran upstairs, barely able to form words at this point as I tried to speak through the tears.
Knocking on her door, I managed to get out, “Tiff … it’s soooooo beautiful!”
Slowly the door opened, and she appeared in the doorway, eyebrows raised as she asked, “WHY are you crying?”
“Because you sound like an ANGEL!!!” I exclaimed!
She sang two songs by Billie Eilish. I admit knowing nothing about this singer until I heard these songs. Then I looked her up to hear her version of the songs my daughter sang. I am being completely honest when I say that my daughter’s version sounded better than the original artist’s version! Seriously!
I went to my husband and let him listen to the songs, and he was amazed at her talent, too! We have both encouraged her to use her talent, and we enrolled her with two different voice teachers to perfect her talent. She was so advanced with her vocal range, the second instructor said she could actually teach at their facility if a room was available. Sadly, they didn’t have a spare room at that time, but what a nice confidence boost!
Fast forward two years, and my daughter still has a passion for singing. She can reach whistle notes like Ariana Grande and Mariah Carey also.
My daughter is a Junior in high school and will be selecting colleges to apply to next year. We are encouraging her to apply to schools with programs where she will be able to use her vocal skills and talents. We would love for her to use her talent for the Kingdom, and if it’s God’s will, it WILL happen! We are expecting great things for her future – in Jesus’ name!