Bucked Legs

by Jeanette C. Ramos

The first time I went up on stage is to sing on one of the events in our school when I was in high school. I was so nervous my legs buckled and I fell to one knee. People that I hadn't expected were there like my family and friends. I sat there for a minute with my heart pounding thinking, 'What am I going to do? Maybe I should just run and say I cannot do it.'

Then I remembered my father who had flown in. I knew he would enjoy seeing and hearing my voice singing. I stood up like I had been praying, crossed myself and said that my father was in the audience and he will be proud of me. So I was just getting my last prayer in to God in case I got whacked, and went on.

I guess believing in the material, having the intention to do in and putting my focus out in the audience and finding an inspiration to pursue helped me get to my feet.

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Sep 30, 2010
Proud Moment
by: Hailey

That must be one of your and your family's proudest moments.

Performing in front of an audience is really nerve wracking, but in the end you succeeded.

The audience are there as trappings. They are there to listen and to judge you. Their judgment should not in anyway affect you because you know what you are capable of doing.

As Helen Keller said, "Your success and happiness lie within you. External conditions are the accidents of life, its outer trappings."

Prayer really moves mountain. Your short prayer really helped you to get up your feet and make your family the proudest.

Well done girl....

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