Friday, March 25, 2011

Lessons From the Edge

Music is good for the soul.

I've always know this statement is true. It is not a new lesson for me. But this week at Edgewood, I have seen it played out in living color and it has been a delight.
Last weekend a baby grand piano was delivered and it sits prominently in the atrium.
The piano is right about in the place of those two small couches. And let me tell you, music has been filling the air. Residents are playing. Our Director is playing. We're having spur-of-the-moment hymn sings. People gather in the atrium, as well as around the balcony upstairs.
It's beautiful.
And what really touched my heart was in Bible study this week, when we were closing in prayer. One woman thanked God (through tears) for the new piano and the joy the music brings to her life.

It's like I said, Music is good for the soul.


P.S. Congratulations to Renee, winner of the From the Trash Pile to the Treasure Chest Bible study!


Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful story! I can almost hear the piano music now. What a blessing for the residents and staff of Edgewood!!

TheUnSoccerMom said...

Music is truly a gift from God and I thank Him for it! :o)

Music IS good for the soud.


Anonymous said...

Love this story:O} Music is a blessing from God most definitely!!

Congratulations to "Renee" :O}

Blessings to everyone and have a wonderful weekend :O}

Debby Ann

Irritable Mother said...

Leah - It was a huge blessing Friday. As the elevator was broken and most of the second floor residents were 'stuck' - what a joy it was when our favorite piano player came in. The balcony was lined with smiles!

Jodi - Ya know that adage, Music tames the savage beast? I think that was meant for me. Oh, how music calms my heart!

Debby Ann - Found out Renee had been sick in bed all week. She was so happy to have won. :o)
Hope your weekend is wonderful, too!

BASSakward Tales said...

That is AWESOME! Your building sounds like such a neat place to work and live. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend....

Irritable Mother said...

Ginny - It IS! I am so glad to be there.