I've been a Newsboys fan for almost 20 years now, which is to say way before they were big-time.
Proof: The first time I saw them in concert, it was in the gym of a local middle school. And I seem to remember the evening was free.
No matter. I was immediately hooked. (Who can resist a spinning drummer and a lead singer who will let my best male friend get up on stage and show off his dance moves?) I bought a t-shirt (in XXL, of course, because it was 1992), a tape of "Boyz Will Be Boyz" and "Hell Is For Wimps" and I've loved their music ever since.
Which is why, when I caught a glimpse of Teyla this morning, with her long curls hanging haphazardly around her face, I suddenly had a picture of Phil Joel, former Newsboys bassist, flash into my head.
I believe we might have the first NewsGirl.
Hey, a mother can dream.