Colin "I Want My Mummy" Buchanan

on Monday, November 10, 2008

(click pic for his site)

Merely a very spontaneous back slap of no particular purpose other than to encourage one Mr Colin Buchanan to continue to shine, or should I say reflect Christ, as he already has. Random thought I know but if I’ve learnt nothing in my “”achem”” years here on earth, I’ve learnt to thank those who inspire you so they are primed to inspire you and others more. Having said that, I should also exalt Mrs Buchanan, his wife …… for sharing her Mr with the millions around his circle of influence … and then theres the kids. They don't have a dog do they?
Just “thank you” seems to merely hit the mind and misses the heart altogether, although if I continue rambling like this, my thanks will miss both so I’ll tell you what prompted my appreciation.

My older children grew up on Sesame St, Play School and Colin. We are all very well versed on words and tunes and my husband can really snore a mean “Remember the Lord”. But as the older children grew up, so did their music. We moved and breathed to Reliant K, Third Day, Building 429, Cutless; I find a quiet corner and loose myself to Casting Crowns.

But balance came to the young adult invasion when my three year old disassembled our cd case and found Colin's CD. There hasn’t been a day since then that Colin hasn’t shared at least a few hours with our family at decibels which leave Kutless for dead. What I marvel at is that truths are been soaked into my smallest babies lives in a way they can hear, and my biggest babies are enjoying “getting down” right along side him as their childhood memories, of up to eighteen years ago, are sparked.

The most surprising aspect of all this is that the cd is almost two decades old and actually still works without missing a beat. We just replaced our year old dvd player which was replaced only months before that. Whoever is praying over these cd’s needs to be kept on. Who knows. Maybe the original cd will even be around for my children’s children to rock on too but if it doesn’t, you can be sure that they will still hear the music their folks grew up on not only physically but Spiritually.

Huge High Five Colin


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

This post touched me because as a mom of 22, 19 and 16 year-olds, I remember the music transition, much like yours. Only they "cut their teeth," so to speak, on Barney and Sharon, Lois and Bram's Elephant Show.

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