Back At It

My mom’s friend came over today after weeks of not visiting. My mom wore the fancy music lounge pants that she got for Christmas. After a couple practice rounds, they played the Christmas songs. I loved it. It was so good to have a friend over and to hear them play together again. I Found […]

Prepare Ye

For the past week or so, we have been talking about the movie, “Godspell”. We always loved the music and sang a couple of the tunes. Neither mom nor I have the stamina to get to church, so we went downstairs to the big TV. The Mass we landed on was the one from the […]

Lord Bless You

Yesterday a friend sent me a New Year’s prayer: “May the Lord bless you and keep you, May the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26. It is one of my and mom’s favorite scriptures. […]

Bocelli Music

On the Hallow app which I use daily, they have Advent/Christmas music by the Bocelli family that I listened to tonight. Of course, it was beautiful. There was also a quote by Andrea Bocelli, “I do not think anyone can ever do anything without the help and will of God.” What a blessing it was […]

Another Pianist

Today another home health therapist came to visit mom and check on her swallowing. Mom can struggle chewing and swallowing, particularly meat. The therapist said everything is functioning pretty well and gave us some handy tips, such as eating several small meals during the day and stacking up the calories at meals when she is […]

Blessed Hands

My mom was frustrated today because she had a very hard time playing the piano. Not only that, the tune sounds off key to her. She is just unable to enjoy music the way she used to, but she keeps on trying. A part of me is angry that music has always been part of […]

Appreciating Birds

When mom and I got home from our walk today, there was a huge flock of blackbirds in our trees. We watched for a while as they flew away in large groups. Later in the day, we made a quick trip to the post office. On the way home, we stopped by a reflection pond […]

Back To High School

This week, my granddaughter has been doing a cheerleading camp with the local high school. Tonight they were all at the football game showing off their talents. I was so happy that my mom felt well enough and wanted to go. I packed up the wheelchair and off we went! When we entered the gate, […]

Mission Trip Stories

Today we went to our neighbor’s house for a visit and lunch. While we were there, they showed us the video of the mission trip they just returned from in Ecuador. They always have great stories to tell about their trips and the impact the Bible/English Camp has on the participants and their families. One […]

Tickling the Keys

My mom’s friend came over today and they played the two pianos as usual. But today, when they were finished, her friend played a couple solo pieces that she had memorized. I can’t even remember the last time I heard her play alone like that. There were several runs up and down the keyboard. I […]