Nashville Music Medics Stretched to Their Musical Limits
There’s something to be said for having a few extra songs in your music rep, as we discovered during our last visit to The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial, August 9th.
After finishing The Name Song, our new friend, Mannon, requested we sing "The ABC Song". After a few bewildered looks around the room, we had him lead us and we provided the best rendition we could. However, that wasn’t enough!
Soon after we finished our ABC’s, Mannon asked if we could do "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star".
At that point, the Medics were really sweating as we all knew this was going to be full on woodshedding or “ear singing” at it’s best. Silly for us to think that would be the end of that!
After some laughing and applauding, Mannon asked if we knew “The Whale Song.”
The best we could come up with was some humming of “Baby Shark,” however his parents talked him out of the entire song as they saw our worried looks. We quickly said our good-byes and hurriedly exited the room, everyone laughing about the great time we had.
Prior to visiting this little guy, we had returned to visit a little girl who was part of our “day of firsts” several weeks ago. Her name was Kasley, who had given us our first ever hugs. After we came into her room, we immediately recognized her and the Medics sang her “The Name Song” again. She remembered and had a little bigger smile on her face this time.
I took the time to remind her about how special she was by “thanking” her for giving us those hugs at that first visit. We sang another song or two and as we started to leave, she jumped off her Mom’s lap and hugged each and every Medic as we began to leave. We all were amazed at this outpouring of love towards us. Her Mom was just beaming. Plus, our host for the day, Sydnie Epstein, CCLS, was also overwhelmed at what she saw, as she had not been with us during the first visit. You can’t even put a price on how much this means to us. Man, do we love this calling!
It's Great to Be a Nashville Music Medic!
by Wayne Jackson for Nashville Music Medics