Well, it sure has been quiet around here lately, hasn’t it? I must admit, I’ve been enjoying this little “sick break” this week, and have been busily finishing up school for the year and putting the final touches on my Christmas dress. Our Christmas tree is set up, the presents piling up under the old faux yew boughs. Our outdoor twinkly lights are turned on habitually every evening, and meals are being planned for out-of-town guests that will be spending the holidays with us. I think we are finally getting into the Christmas spirit.
Since this holiday season has been a little (little, who am I kidding! A lot!) less normal than we’re used to, in more ways than one, we girls thought it would be appropriate to update you all with where “The Boyer Sisters” have been hiding these past couple of months. As we have mentioned before, Brigid and I have been on vocal rest since November, as we experienced some vocal strain this past Summer after a few intense performances. Like I mentioned in this post, this forced us to cancel our many Christmas shows this December, which had us reeling for a time in getting used to the new, super laid-back schedule. We went to go see a vocal specialist a few weeks ago where we confirmed the vocal strain, and Brigid and I will be going in for vocal therapy over the next few weeks. What does all this mean for our singing career? We’ll be up and running for 2016, and boy but do we have some HUGE surprises in store for this upcoming year 😀 I can’t give too much away as of yet, but stay tuned.
We girls have been so blessed by this long sabbatical from singing. We have been able to take the time to minister to our younger sisters in Christ, build up relationships, enjoy the unusually quiet weekends, and spend time caring about things we’ve haven’t had the time to in the past because of our singing gigs. It’s also given us pause to reflect and readjust our focus; to understand better the long-term and the short-term. Our parents have taught us well in showing us how to plow roads and cross bridges when we come to them. At the moment, the future is bright though incredibly blurry. We know where our hearts are, but they’re fickle things that need tending to often. So far we’ve trusted in the Lord to open and close all the doors for us, and we don’t see any reason to turn from that pattern.
I had Apple Photos open the other day and was flipping through our 2014 photo album (yes, we STILL need to order that thing. *groan*) and beheld the highlights of that year, in disbelief at just how much has taken place since then. And then to the last page, where I beheld three happy-go-lucky sisters, utterly oblivious to what would meet them in the road they were traveling. On it were the words: “Bring it on, 2015!” It’s funny to think that I’m in those same shoes now, utterly ignorant of the adventures that lie ahead, the roads we’ve yet to pave, the bridges we’ve yet to cross. But you know what, I’m not afraid. The Rock we stand on is strong, so bring it on, 2016!
-Charlotte, the youngest sister & singer
CREDITS // Author & Photography: Charlotte Boyer; Photo edited w/ VSCO Presets