Have you seen or heard him?
This is one if our favourite songs.
The big boys and I put on our best duds and headed downtown to the community theatre this afternoon.
Normally I wouldn’t do these kind of things because at $36 each for an hour, I feel a tad wild.
But with the months we’ve lived through and knowing you can’t take your money when you die, I avoided special treats for weeks and off we went.
Raffi came on the stage (sans besrd) and lit it up. He started with our favourite friendship song (that we sing with the Sharpe’s, check out the family here.)
He sang all of our favourites, we sang along too!
Lots of smiles.
Joyful noises too!
We have been very fortunate to have met incredible nurses, care aids, patients and families at hospice.
I have felt a particular affinity to C, D and M.
M is across the hall from mom and is a light and lovely soul also battling cancer. We think she may have also been in the chemo room the first time mom had her chemotherapy.
C is just here to help get his pain under control. He has asbestos in his lungs from working in an asbestos-lined building for many years. Did you know that hospice is a place to get help for pain relief not just a beautiful place to die?
Then, we end with D and his family. D is a fellow teacher, nature lover and suffering valiantly with ALS. I have felt depth and love from his daughter A and she has helped me tremendously through this by sharing her story and her life.
This afternoon D, his wife and his three girls blessed us with their singing. It was a lay down on the ground kind of moment.
Listen to this….
And a little bit more…
Glory to God for the gifts He gives each of us. We are so incredibly unique and beautifully made.
How often do we really listen to those good ol’ Christmas carols?
Currently, we are smitten with the Little Drummer Boy.
A few years ago, we fell in love with Silent Night. I had heard the song my whole life, but I had never paid attention to the story. The boys wanted us to sing the song and read the book over and over and over.
On the weekend, OC pulled this board book off the shelf:
We saw the music notes in the back and have been attempting to play it on the piano.
Then, Sexy Neck showed us this incredible acapella version of the Little Drummer Boy: Listen here to Pentatonix
Me, I am smitten with the beautiful story of a little boy that brought the only gift that he had to give and what did Baby Jesus do? He smiled.
On this fourth day of advent, I pray we can all beat our own drums to the very best of our abilities. May God show us the gifts He has given us…. Beat OUR drums.
Rat at tat tat!
May we sense God smiling at us!
I love my man and my wee boys!