When we lived at Brent's Place we learned about a really neat organization, Blue Star Connection. They are a great non-profit supported by musicians and music lovers alike that gives instruments to kids with various diseases and to their siblings. I went back & forth for a few days debating if we should contact them or not for a keyboard for Frannie and Lydia to practice. After some prompting from Miss Rachel at Brent's Place, I asked.
The director, John Catt, emailed me back right away and said he had just the keyboard. We made plans to go to Denver to pick it up. The next day he received an email from a family who wanted to donate a digital piano and he wondered if we had room. Well, we had the perfect place! The couple donating the piano even delivered it to our home a couple of weeks ago! We are so thankful for all the generosity. I'm excited to have something all seven of us can learn to play.
|Mrs. Amy and Mr. Mike, the generous|
givers of the piano
|This was pre-broken leg. |
Everyone loves the piano!
Because of Esther's broken leg, Frannie and Lydia just had their first lesson this Monday and have been practicing finding middle C and practicing their C-scale. They are thrilled and can't wait to learn more. They keep asking when will they be able to play "fancy songs" aka classical music and the Charlie Brown song that Mr. Jimmy played at Brent's Place. Next summer at the Blue Star Music Festival, maybe they will have a piece to play!
As the girls have plinked out the notes on the keyboard, I have been struck with how peaceful a simple scale can be. While normal is very relative, the notes sounded sweet, just perfect to represent what a day should be for little girls. We are thankful for an opportunity for them to learn and an avenue of healing for everyone.