She’s the Bee’s Knees

August is here.

It’s a big month.

It’s my birthday month. My sister’s, too. We were born on the same day, two years apart. I’m the younger one, only taller. My niece out in California also has a birthday this month. It’s my sister’s daughter, Camille, who is most like my own. Both the girls can be seen in cool glasses and even cooler converse sneakers, often with a sketch pad and colored pencils in close proximity. They live to draw and create things, amazing things. They love to dress up and have a flair for pulling off elaborate costumes (ie., that time my daughter went to her Senior prom in a one-of-a-kind duct tape dress she made herself). Legendary.

Neither much concerned with the traditional, and each with a unique point of view coupled with a certain lovely quirkiness, one can’t help but take notice and feel the world needs that special something they bring into it. Delightful is the word that comes to mind. Simply delightful.

What makes August a particularly big month is not that it’s my niece’s birthday or that I share a birthday with my sister, or actress Ingrid Bergman, or King of Pop Michael Jackson, for that matter. It is that my daughter, my only daughter, my one-of-a-kind special girl is getting married. My beautiful little girl, with her signature hair bow and her light blue sapphire engagement ring. My girl who designed her own wedding invitations and gave her bridesmaids freedom to chose any dress in any shade of blue that best suits their individuality. My girl who is all grown up…is about to say I do. And this, to the same young man who willingly went to prom with her in a duct tape suit. Yep. He’s a keeper! And handsome, too.

My girl will soon be his girl. Like I said, it’s a big month.

And so as requested by my daughter, I will sing the song I wrote for her many years ago…

Beautiful little girl
Discovering all the world
I wonder what she’ll be
Serving her Maker faithfully

Thank You, Lord. Thank You. You really outdid yourself with this one.

Well, we’re off to order flowers. Her long time favorite: daisies. Synonyms: beaut, beauty, bee’s knees, cat’s meow, crackerjack, jim-dandy, dream, honey, humdinger, lollapalooza, nifty, peach, pip, standout, sweetheart.

Yep. That’s our girl!

One Proud Mama and Mother of the Bride,




Breathe, Cheri, breathe!

I can feel my neck and shoulders tensing up. There’s a sick feeling in my gut. It will take everything in me to muster the courage, but I must. Once and for all, I must learn how to post a clickable link into my blog. I’m the featured artist this week on CCM Classic’s Retro Spotlight and that’s share worthy. Listening to vintage Cheri Keaggy tunes and hearing the stories behind them will be a great walk down Memory Lane, but I won’t be able to take you along if I can’t figure out how to post the blasted link. I hope I haven’t offended anyone with my language. My use of the “b” word only speaks to the level of frustration that sometimes accompanies my dealings with computers. If you’re one of those tech savvy people, I don’t expect you to relate.

If you’re reading this it means I was successful. Correction…if you’re reading this and you can click the blue links below, and it actually takes you somewhere, I was successful.

I’m a word person, you see. Not a numbers person. My skill level with computers and techKNOWlogy is limited. Though I will say, I have had to learn how to do lots of things in recent years that I never thought I could do, and actually surprised myself. God has been with me every step of the way, growing me, stretching me, and applauding my efforts. I think He likes me.

So, I enlist the help of a friend. She kindly emails me step by step instructions to post a link into a Word Press blog. Discovering there are no less than nine steps to accomplish such a task, I think I might pass out. Nine steps to add a simple link? Breathe, Cheri, breathe. You can do this. You can do this!  I think I just did it! Click the link to listen to Retro Spotlight! Numerous air times are available at the site, now through Sunday.

And since one successful post does not a pro make, I invite you to “like” CCMClassic’s Facebook page. Wait for it. Here it comes…  I did it again! I just posted a second link! Woohoo!

Wow. That was much easier than I thought. I even gave the links titles so that when you hover over it, it has a name. Impressive!

Good job, Cheri. Good job.

Hope you enjoy the radio show. Funny, in keeping with my love of words, I looked up some synonyms for the word “retro” and here’s what I found: antique, old-school, old-timey, quaint, and old-fashioned.

Suits me just fine.

Signing out,