Friday, December 19, 2008

Day 19 The First Noel

Day 19 Calming music I missed a few days, okay almost a whole week. It has been a very busy week. As I was helping clean up after our Christmas Ward party tonight. I heard a faint, but clear song being played on the piano by a child in our ward. He was sitting at the piano by himself playing "The First Noel" with his right hand. I walked up to listen to him and he saw me come over so he stopped. I asked him if he would continue and play it again for me. I was very proud of him and told him it sounded so good that I wanted to hear it again. He started playing it again after he found the right key to start on. It took him a few tries and he finally got it. This child I have had in my primary class and at first would barely talk to me and do anything I asked him to do, but I have always felt impressed to continue trying and through the years he talks to me now and I feel closer to him. It was so nice to have him play the song again when I asked him tonight. I thought the song sounded nice while hearing paper crinkle, chairs folded and put away, sweeping, tables being put away, talking, laughing and running. The song stood out so clear and brought Christmas cheer. I think with all the chaos and noise we experience sometimes it's nice to feel music to calm things. I think the Savior is in our lives more than we think He is. He is there to calm things with music, love, friends, family and so much more.

6 comments:

Joni said...

I agree music has a calming effect on us. Glad you had fun at your party!! I'm too cold to get out of bed!!!!!

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karen louise said...

I loved your post...and I totally agree...stopping to listen to music, or just anything that is calming points us to Him. I bet you were the best primary teacher alive! I remember how you used to brush my hair all the time and you were the only person I wanted because you were so soft. I seriously have that memory ingrained in my mind!!!!!

Jamie said...

I loved the images your words made as I read. I think you really captured what you were feeling. It was beautiful to read.

Shorty said...

Wow, that was awesome Julie! Music is very important to me; it really is calming and soothing; it lifts me up and makes me feel so happy.

hcirdoog said...

Julie we were impressed as well as you, to hear our justin playing on the piano. I'm touched to read that it touched you in that way. We are proud of him.
Thanks for your thoughts.
Cindy