That Friday Feeling: Baaaack to church!

That Friday Feeling: Baaaack to church!

Illustrated by Nathi.

The first charming reader-submitted winning story has been picked, illustrated and loaded for half an hour today as the lead story. Enjoy!

My two-year-old granddaughter has recently learned to sing songs and recite nursery rhymes. It is so sweet to hear her singing Baa Baa Black Sheep. She just loves to sing.

On a recent Sunday morning, I decided to take her along with me to church. We have a very vibrant morning service and the whole congregation was singing and clapping. I was pleased to see that my granddaughter was enjoying every second of it. She even seemed to be singing along, though of course she didn’t know the church hymns and certainly can’t read yet.

Then we got to the end of the first hymn; the piano stopped playing and the last “Hallelujah” rang out. The church fell (almost) silent, except for one little voice beside me, singing with great gusto.

It was my tiny granddaughter belting out: “Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool? Yes, sir, yes, sir, three bags full!”

There was no stopping her, and she sang the whole song, with all the congregants patiently waiting to get back to praising the Lord. But it was hard to keep a straight face after that.

Church will never be the same for me. Whenever I enter through those doors, I hear her happy little voice singing again and I smile.

Every Friday, between 1.30pm and 2pm, a Citizen online reader will have their winning, fun story of the week featured as the lead story on our website for half an hour. Because not everything in life is about crime, corruption and murder – and it’s almost the weekend! So enjoy this week’s winning story, the first of many. We’re sure you’ll find it as charming as we did. And if you’d like to enter the competition yourself, click here or on the That Friday Feeling banners on this site.




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