One has to wonder how many dreams can come true in so short of a time. If it goes on like this, next thing I know I’ll be married and headed to the mission field in Mexico! (Though at the moment I no longer feel called to go out on the field--my writing is my ministry right now. So maybe it won’t be Mexico… But I digress.)
I have been offered the opportunity to be involved in some radio dramas through Unchained Productions. Some of you know that I have always wanted to try radio. When I was growing up I listened to Adventures in Oddyssey radio adventures and to animated movies and imagined what it would be like to be one of the voices.
Though I have never had the opportunity to try radio, dramatic reading has always been a part of my life. When I was a toddler, both my parents would read to me using special voices for all the characters. As I grew older, reading aloud stayed a part of our life. My family spent many a car trip or Sunday evening taking turns reading out loud or, more often, listening to books on tape. In fact, when my sister and now-brother-in-law were courting, the six of us read aloud the Narnia series.
What cherished memories! I can pictured Dad laughing until tears ran down his face at the escapades of Laddie. I remember the wonder Mark found in the first lion scene of Prince Caspian. How helpful it was when Sis explained the history during A Tale of Two Cities and I can see the twinkle in Mom’s eyes as she figured out what was going to happen next. I can hear the love in AJ’s voice as she recorded a whole tape of short stories for me to listen to when I was sick.
Perhaps through these radio dramas I may get to take part, I will become a part of some other family’s traditions, as they listen together.