Hello Everyone, this will be my last post as a member of the Wattisham Military Wives Choir, as after 4 years of calling this lovely little corner of Suffolk my home, the time has come to move on….
When my husband told me we were moving, a year ago my initial questions would have been: Whats the housing like? Is it close to anywhere? What are the schools like? However this time the first qustion I asked was, is there a choir near there?! I am happy to say that being a part of Wattisham MWC has changed my life (gushy I know) I have put in previous blogs that I joined the choir on the first night feeling very low and lonely as my husband was in Afghanistan, the past year has changed my perception of military life, military wives and most of all myself.
The friends I have made at Wattisham over the last year are some of the most amazing people I have ever met, their warmth, their friendship and the amazing laughs we have had in the last year will stay with me forever, and I have some amazing stories to tell my daughter when she gets a bit older!
As anyone who knows me knows I’m not really a shy person and I’ve never been one to shy away from a challenge, and although I have sang a bit in the past (mainly doing bad kareoke after one to many drinks!) I do get quite nervous about putting myself out there to be seen and judged. I have learned that I can sing and hold my own in front of alot of people (singing the solo piece of Wherever you are at the Poppy Appeal launch in front of thousands of people has to be one of the most exhilarating and frightning experiences of my life!) Singing with a group of friends around you seems like the most natural thing in the world, we have had some awesome experiences over the last 14 months and I hope there will will be many many more for WMWC ladies.
So I suppose that just leaves me to say, thank you everyone who has supported this choir and please continue to do so!
Chao for now everyone!! Clare xx