Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Practice, Persistence and Prayers

Some beautiful music for your enjoyment...

Sonatina Op. 55, No. 3 (Kuhlau)

Rachel played this piece for her fall recital this past Sunday afternoon. During the two minutes she was at the keyboard, I will tell you that I could hardly breathe (like every other mother seated in the audience). I am thankful to say that my heart wasn't pounding out of my chest like it usually does!

Is it OK to say we are proud parents? I hope so. I will follow that by saying we recognize God has given Rachel a wonderful gift. We pray she will be able to use her gift to serve Him and bring glory and honor to His name.

In the end, recitals are a great opportunity to showcase, for just a few moments, the many hours of practice, persistence, and prayers.


  1. This is great, but I must say...I preferred our live performance tonight even more!
    ~Aunt Julie

  2. Michelle,

    Wow! I see that the Lord has blessed you with another lovely musician! :)

    The way your daughters moves her hands across the keyboard is simply amazing! I enjoyed hearing her play. :)

    I'm also glad that Mom's heart stayed in her chest where it belongs. :)

    Blessings and Friendship,

    -Lady Rose

    P.S. Do you have an email account? If so, could you send me your email? I would like to email you from time to time. Don't worry, I have comment moderation, so I WILL NOT post your email publicly.

  3. That was AMAZING!!!!!! Thanks for posting this video! :)