A Little Dreamer, Preparing to take Flight

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“I do not know what’s in the future, but I know that in the present, I have in my hands, a little dreamer preparing to take flight.”

This song, composed for the 2014 Ministry of Education Workplan, will definitely be one of the highlights of my time in MOE. It speaks of the heart and soul of education, of empowering every child to chase his or her dreams and to reach for the skies.

In the original performance in 2014, I had the privilege of working with a group of amazing musician educators, putting together an amazing performance that moved the hearts of the leaders in education present at the Workplan. To this day, I still enjoy jamming and performing with these Musicators. Every rehearsal, they never fail to bring a smile to my face!

On 16 July 2016, Dorothy and I had the privilege of reprising the song (with a twist!) at the 2016 Music Education Scholarships and Beyond O Level Music Talk organised by MOE HR. As we were preparing the song, Dorothy felt that we should get my kids to join in to sing the final 2 choruses, as a signal that as a Music Educator, it is all about the children. They are at the centre of everything we do. We work hard to enrich their lives with a love for music, at the same time developing in them a diverse range of 21st Century Competencies such as confidence, communication skills, collaboration skills. Being a music teacher sure is great fun, and oh, what a meaningful career it is!

 

 

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Song: A Child Before the Father

Here i stand, a child before the father
Placing my trust in you
Ever faithful, Lord my provider
In the darkness your love shines through

You are with me in the desert
You are with me in the storm
You will lead me I will follow you

Here I walk, through the darkest valley
No evil will I fear
Your rod and staff comforts me
I know that you are here

Here I am, humbled, broken before you
Emptied of my own desire
Fully yielded to your purpose
Say the word and I will go

Wrote this song when in Myanmar  (Dec 2012). God had allowed several setbacks to happen to me, and I had to deal with the frustration, anger, and embarrassment that was welling up within me. I knew I had to focus on Him, if not our trip would be in vain. He wanted me to set my focus on Him and His work. He taught me that my possessions were not my possessions anymore, they were His to do as He wishes. I cannot possess my possessions, but I need to empty myself of my own desire and to live 100% for Him, and to do His will. A humbling process…