Monday, July 2, 2007

Sweet Music to my Ears

Phillip and I feel so blessed to have two wonderful children who have a love for music. At the end of last year, Courtney decided that she wanted to learn how to play the piano. Well as most of us know, a piano is not a musical instrument that you can rent month by month, like you can a guitar or violin. Phillip and I were clueless as what to do, we could not just go out and buy one with the hopes of Courtney loving it and wanting to play forever. We let sometime go by and still Courtney would bring up the thought of learning how to play the piano. Little did we know that with the wait would come a piano given to us for Courtney from a wonderful couple at church and it is this piano that brings "sweet music" into our house along with Jonah's guitar. However, he is at camp this week so you only get pictures of our sweetpea. Today as Courtney was practicing, she was getting frustrated by the mistakes she was making, but in my ears all that I could hear was the sweet music that her little fingers were making.


Courtney has been a very quick learner and has a wonderful teacher whom we will miss dearly when we move. A few months ago for her daddy's birthday, Courtney asked her teacher to write out the notes to "Happy Birthday" so that she could play it for Phillip. What a sweet and wonderful daughter she is.

6 comments:

mommy of girls said...

Sweet photos. I hope she stays with it. I loved my piano teacher growing up. I wish I had taken lessons longer. But I quit when she had a baby and stopped teaching. :-( She'll have to play for us all before you all head out to Florida. Love you all.

Emma's Mommy said...

What beautiful pictures. I hope Emma also has a love of music. Steven and his family are musically inclined and I pray that Emma has inheritad that gene :-) I hope we have the opportunity to hear her play before you leave us!

I'm sorry that we had to miss the party on Saturday - Emma has the croup :-(

Terri said...

Love the pictures. Courtney is such a sweet and talented little girl. I love that she is enjoying playing the piano.

Zoe's Mommy said...

I wish I could play an instrument. My mom is taking banjo lessons now... so I guess it's not too late for me?
I'd like to hear Courtney play sometime!! Cool that you got a piano to keep at home!

Just Plain Boys said...

Love the pictures and the scrapbbook page. I am so glad she likes to play. I took lessons for many years when I was growing up and I wish I had stuck with it. Tell Courtney to stick with it, she will not regret it later in life.

Dana said...

That's awesome that she loves playing. We invested in a piano only for Megan to give it up a few months later. I'm so proud of Courtney!