Christmas with Sierra

Mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull shares her fondest Christmas memory.

Sierra HullI can’t believe how quickly Christmas seems to come and go each year, and of course, each year always brings along some sort of new memory for me. One, however, that I’m kinda fond of, is the Christmas that I first got an instrument. My family has always been into music ever since I can think of. I remember singing along with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver gospel tapes in the car ever since I could talk. My dad always played guitar for my brother Cody and I when we would sing in church, and my mom also sang. When my dad began learning to play the mandolin I really began to get interested in wanting to play an instrument too.

So… when my Granny Delk found out that I wanted to learn to play the fiddle, that’s what she and a few of my other family members chipped in together to buy me for Christmas. The fiddle they ended up getting, unfortunately, at that time was a full sized, and I was a small eight year old. I started learning to play the mandolin because of that – thinking it would help when I finally got a smaller fiddle, but I kinda stuck to mandolin after that. haha

That Christmas is a sweet thought to me because it reminds me of when I first started to play music, and it’s been such a special part of my life ever since. This time of year always makes me so thankful to God for everything he’s done for me, and to celebrate his birth is something we should all be excited to do.

I hope everyone out there has a very Merry Christmas filled with lots of love and cheer, and may God Bless you all!