Started my day with prayer time at 6:30 a.m. with my prayer partner, Julie. We prayed for people we care about and love, and we prayed for grace to deal with our busy schedules today. Joy fills me as I anticipate what this day holds.
Wearing my green sweater and my Christmas socks, I head to work at Little Flock. The piano recital will be in the evening, and beautiful music will be everywhere.
A song fills my head, a prayer actually, “strength for today and glad hope for tomorrow.” It is from one of my favorite hymns Great Is Thy Faithfulness. “Yes, Lord, You are always faithful, and I’m trusting You today.”
The recital will be held in the sanctuary of Little Flock. I set up the refreshment table in the foyer using the punch bowl my mother purchased in 1972 for my wedding reception. It’s been used for graduations, showers, wedding receptions, and piano recitals. In spite of it being very breakable, I enjoy the memories associated with it each time I bring it out.
At recital time, the students, their families, and friends begin to gather. Excitement is in the air along with a bit of jitters. Time to start, and the students begin to play. From the youngest to the eldest, music flows from their fingers.
My students work so hard to prepare for this special evening. Their efforts show. And I am so proud of each one.