Do you remember last week, when I mentioned that we were getting a new piece of furniture? Well, I am going to share that with you today and the little story behind our new “music room.”
My dad was a talented musician. He could play several different instruments, one of those being the saxophone. He was actually teaching our son how to play, before my dad went to be with Jesus. He also encouraged us to get our youngest daughter into piano lessons. That being said, he and my step-mom let us borrow a little keyboard for her to practice on. Come to think of it…they also gave us our son’s saxophone. lol! Dad was serious about these kids learning to play. He was looking towards the future of our church. Back to the piano though…the little keyboard was not a full keyboard and while it was wonderful to practice on, she needed a piano.
Do you ever whisper little prayers in your heart and just leave them there. The whole need for a piano…just seemed to rest in my heart. I just kind of felt that the Lord would provide us with one at some point. I’m not even sure that it was a totally conscious thought or prayer. It just felt more like a knowing. So…when someone asked us if we wanted one, I was not surprised that God had provided…but I was delighted.
The piano that we were given, belonged to my husband’s Granny Ruby. Before it belonged to her, it was the piano in the church that my husband’s dad grew up in. It’s a Betsy Ross spinet by Lester. Yesterday, she was sitting there playing…and it just felt right. I knew that the little piano had found it’s home and we were so very thankful.
The guitar that is hanging on the wall was purchased by my dad a few years ago. It was a birthday gift to my granny. It is a Taylor Big Baby. I am so honored to have it. Someday…I plan to play it. Right now…I think that it looks beautiful in our new music room. A big thanks to the Mr. for hanging on the wall. (I love you, Babe.)
I am so thankful for the blessings of God. I am so thankful that people obey Him…when He nudges their hearts. I want to do the very same, when He directs us in that way. My husband was very delighted also. He and his Granny Ruby shared the same kind and tender spirit. He misses her very much. I think that having a little bit of her in our home is very special to him. There was no hesitation when we were asked about it. He is honored and I think that is very deep and beautiful.
A huge thank you to my husband’s aunt and uncle…for the money and muscle involved in getting it here. We are so blessed by their generosity. We will, by the grace of God…give it a good home and use it for His glory. Also a big thank you to my in-laws….for coming out and helping us get it in the house. lol! Too bad there is no video. Pianos are heavy, Dirt Roaders, just in case you didn’t know. 😉
Making a joyful noise…is music to our ears,
Thank you, Kelli, for sharing!! It brought tears & a smile!! Your home is truly a *HOME*! I love that!
Sherry….Thank you. I love that too. It’s something that I take very seriously. xx k.
Aw =) How great is all this?! Definitely a ‘feel good’ post. My eye was immediately drawn to the pic hanging above the piano. It looks like the lovely lane at Boone Hall Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. We took a picture of our 3 sons standing on that lane when we visited SC for the first time. Once you’ve seen this place in person, it leaves an indelible image in your mind to treasure forever. Blessings to you ~
Angela ….Thank you. It very well may be. It’s called Evergreen Plantation…I believe. xx k.
Sounds like a different plantation, but beautiful nonetheless =)
Love it!! (Don’t let my hunny see that Taylor hangin’-it might come up missing!) lol 😉
Maranda….lol! I thought of you guys when we hung it. Lol!
It does feel just right! Makes the “red room” feel complete, turning it into a music room. Music is such an important part of a christian’s life, one of the many ways to worship Him who created it! – the Mr.
RV…I couldn’t have said it better myself. xo k.
Beverly Adams said:
Congratulations on the Lord’s Blessings! So happy for you – Jesus has a perfect way of taking care of His own!
Sis. Beverly…He sure does. Thank you! xx k.
Anna Marie said:
I love reading your blog. I have traveled the Ozarks since I was a kid and lived on a lake in the middle of the state for many years. Your tales bring back happy memories. And now to hear that you have a Granny Ruby in your family too! That just makes me smile.
Anna Marie….So glad to have you along. It makes me happy to bring joy to our readers. Yes.. every family needs a Granny Ruby. Thank you for your kind words.♡ xx k.
Stumbled on your blog via Instagram & LOVE it! Such a sweet, honest story behind the piano. I grew up the 8th generation in a small country town where music & our Christian heritage was greatly valued. Trying to recreate the same w/ my family. Thanks so much for sharing!
Kelly….How fun! IG is such an amazing too for connecting. Your childhood sounds amazing…and I know exactly what you mean. Our homes…are what we make them. xx k.