My American Idol Moment

I'm always amazed with all those people trying out for American Idol, with the possibility of being scrutinized by the entire world. How nerve racking that must be. I admire their courage and couldn't imagine anything more difficult.
As little girls, we grow up watching singing princesses living fairy tale lives. We dream of our weddings and living our own fairy tale one day. I've always LOVED music and I love singing, although it's not one of my talents. I love listening to the lyrics of songs and applying them to my life. There's nothing better than finding a song that describes how you're feeling in every way. I would love to write a few songs one day, as a way of articulating myself ( I better add that to my life list ). I am a true believer that we all have special talents. Some have been blessed with an incredible voice, and others......well, not so much. But I don't think that should hold us back from singing when you want, or expressing ourselves through song. I always dreamed of singing a love song to my husband on our wedding day. I imagined I would write a song of my own, or find the perfect song with the right words to express how I felt. So, when that day finally came, I wasn't about to give up on that dream. I didn't exactly have much time to write my own song, since we only dated for 2 weeks, and were engaged for 3 months before getting married. So instead I found the ultimate song to convey how I felt about the love of my life.


One of the biggest things I've struggled with in life, is caring too much what other people think. It has held me back in some ways and kept me from doing what I really wanted at times. I am determined to overcome it, and the only way to overcome it, is to keep fulfilling my passions and dreams without second thought of what others may think. That is really hard for me, but I'm committed to not letting that hold me back.

Think about all the things you ever wanted to do, BUT DIDN'T, for fear of what others would say.

My wedding day was all about Sean and I, and I wanted to do something extra special that came from the heart. I've put together a short clip to show you a little of what that day was like for me.

41 comments:

Stewart and Ciera said...

Hi. I'm on Mormom Mommy Blogs in one of the same groups as you... Just so you don't think I'm some weird person that just found your blog!

You made my son (17 months old) dance (he stopped when the original song started playing) and me cry. Thanks for sharing this!

Lindsey said...

I love the videos that you make!!! I think that is awesome that you did that!

Elaine said...

That was a beautiful video!!!

I think we all feel like that...inhibited by what other people think. It's one of my many flaws! But I'm glad you've realized it and are determined to overcome it! I think I am slowly getting there as well... lol


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Sean Escobar said...

That was the best and I think you are a GREAT singer!

Taryn said...

Crystal - you ARE a GREAT singer - don't know what you are talking about! So sweet.

Steph and Mathew said...

Crystal, I totally remember that day! You sang that song great! Jhordan is so cute and little standing next to you! Love it!

Steph

April said...

Sweet! Dropping by from SITS!

Jenn said...

It takes a lot of courage to sing in front of people - even at your own wedding. I really love the video, and think you have a great voice! Thanks for sharing!


Stopping by from SITS! :)

Paige said...

Darling!!! You look beautiful.

Christina Lee said...

How fabulous are you?

Addison AND Crews Mama said...

Oh my gosh Crystal I loved watching this!! You have a beautiful voice! Loved it!!

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

wow! you sound lovely! good for you!

The Imlays said...

Crystal this was very sweet. I loved watching this.

Gabrielle said...

That was so SWEET! Your voice is lovely and you are my hero. I have tears in my eyes and all I can write is BRAVO!!!!

Thank you so much for stopping over at Bee wise Bags! I greatly appreciate your comment!!!

Crystal Escobar said...

You girls are all so great! I appreciate you sweet comments. Thank you for reading my blog, and watching my video. Love your support!

NatureGirl said...

Sorry that I cannot see the video (blocked-teenagers), but I loved what you had to say. You seem like the kind of girl that all of us insecure ugly ducklings think is never self-consious... just goes to show you that we should never be too quick to jump to conclusions! Thank you for sharing...

Mama's Ramblings said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog...glad you are a follower now.

I can't believe that you had the guts to get up there and sing. GOOD FOR YOU! We all need a little kick in the butt sometimes to just go out there and do the things that we are meant to do.

You should be proud of yourself, I could tell that your hubby was VERY proud of you.

Muckala Family said...

Crystal! Beautiful! I love singing! One of my dreams is to take singing lessons. You are a beautiful couple! Good for you and making your dream come true!

MONICA-LnP said...

that was beautiful!
stopping by from SITS

dawn said...

Totally awesome performance... you got to live your dream...and get Prince Charming too!

Dropping by from SITS and so glad that I did... brought a smile to my face on this dreary day on the Chesapeake Bay!

Just Another Mom of 2 said...

Visiting from SITS!! That is absolutely beautiful. What a great wedding memory!

Amanda said...

IN TEARS!!!! I think what you did on your wedding day was AMAZING!

Glad someone tweeted about your blog... I LOVE finding other LDS mama blogs :) Adding you to my RSS feed.

Andrea said...

Wow! You go girl! I think it's awesome you did that. I always thought it'd be cool to sing to my husband at our wedding, but that would be just awful for everyone else! They'd run screaming from the building. You were great! You should have let us hear more!

Bea said...

The message you conveyed for us to "put ourselves out there" is truly inspiring!

You looked beautiful to begin with, but I think your sincerity and passion for following your heart made you glow even more!

Bea Castillo
http://TheBusyMomBlueprint.com

Marsha said...

What a sweet video and your husband is so handsome. I like to sing too...I sing mostly in the car when I am alone. I wish I had the courage to stand up like you did.

Shannon said...

I think that is so special that you did that. I have a friend who has talked about doing that in her upcoming wedding as well.

I enjoyed watching the clip, thanks for sharing it. :-) Very beautiful.

Rose said...

awwww..so sweet! great video.

Eileen said...

Well, you just got a standing ovation from me! :) I wanted to hear more! That was so beautiful! and keep on writing your songs, too!

Happy Saturday from SITS!

Journey said...

Oh my goodness! I'm wiping my tears, that was SO beautiful!!

Nikia, May and da kids said...

Crystal, YOU are such a gorgeous bride. OMGosh! i just know your husband so very much appreciated you expressing your love through song = )

I don't think anyone at your reception cared about the singing and you were GREAT! Everyone there most likely could feel how nervous you were and wanted you to do your best. people who love you, cheer for you and with you. Not against you.

Your bridesmaids dresses - TOO CUTE!

Thank you for sharing that.

May

Amber said...

how sweet is this?!?!

you look gorgeous!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

I loved this post! Such a cute video, but your message really hit home for me. I started writing a really long comment, then realized it was like a blog post...so I ended up posting your video on my blog and blogging about it! ha!

cheri said...

i could see why there wasnt a dry eye in the house that day :)

happy SITS saturday :)

Ashley said...

I love that song! You sounded great and looked beautiful. I wish I could have the guts to sing like that. I also love singing but hate my voice. The one time I sang in front of a crowd was with my husband at our baby shower. We sang, "I like big butts" by Sir-Mix-A-Lot. Not my idea of singing but it was funny. That was a beautiful video. Well done.

Cheryl said...

What a gorgeous couple you are! I think you did amazing, and what better time to face your fears than when you're surrounded by people who all love and support you. Bravo!

Ericka said...

i love this clip and girl you've got guts! i could never do that! but you did a far better job than i ever could!!

The Drama Mama said...

This was awesome. Yay for you conquering fears and making your dreams come true. Isn't that how most dreams come true anyway?

Sandra said...

Awwww, I love the video! You are so beautiful, it shows through and through!

Adelle said...

Wow. You are brave! I'm sure he loved it and it's probably something he will never forget, next to seeing you walk down the aisle. You are a beautiful bride! Thanks for sharing on TRDC!

Jeff said...

I can so relate to what you did for Sean and why. On our wedding day I wanted to give something more of myself to Alissa than I had ever done before for anyone else and express my feelings for her from the most vulnerable and sincere place. I wanted to Be more for her with an example of how I was committed to grow personally to serve our marriage. So in 9 weeks I learned to play the guitar and sing Amazed by Lonestar. I only wish it was caught on video like yours...the videographer actually ran out of tape but continued to pretend recording. We found out he never recorded it when he showed us the finished product and paused the tape just before we were expecting to see that scene, saying "Oh, by the way...." Eight years later now we still have a beautiful memory :)

Amy said...

Crystal, I can't believe I've never watched this before. You've got guts girl! I'll bet that made Sean absolutely melt.

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