This is a big deal for Lauren and I'm really excited to see her find joy and really express herself artistically through music. To give you an idea of the magnitude of this event, I've heard Lauren sing approximately...... 0 times ...... ever. Don't get me wrong, she loves to sing, but she has this uncanny ability to sing at whatever volume makes her voice indistinguishable next to the volume of the music.
I wrote in my very first post about hope and named one of my hopes for her was that she would really find herself, find her place and her voice. I believe she is at the beginning of a beautiful road, one that will enliven her heart. I hope that I can continue unnaming, so that when the right moments come along, I can truly name. So, using my favorite name for my wife:
Beautiful, sing your guts out.
I've included photos below to verify my claim for the skeptics and for the enjoyment of all.