Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A Gift from the Heart

I have the wonderful privilege of teaching children to play the piano. I began teaching 8 years ago and quickly fell in love with it. And with the children who enter my home each week. Each one has their own personality, learning style and interests which makes teaching such a wonderful privilege!

Two of my first students were K and W. They began taking piano lessons in September of 1999. Two shy little girls entered my home and the teaching and friendship began. Over the past 8 years we have had many laughs, some tears but more than that, a friendship was born. Now each girl has grown into a beautiful young lady and each play piano beautifully. In fact last June I had to say good-bye to W as I had taught her all that I was qualified to teach. This year K will move on to my teacher who will take her wonderful places with her music!

Last week the girls came to my home for K's lesson and they brought this most precious, beautiful gift! A hand painted picture by K with a poem on it written by W!! The beauty of it took my breath away and this gift of the heart brought tears to my eyes.

The poem reads:
The world so cold it sits and cries.
Missing hope reality denies.
I've had hope never asking why.
I see hope as the night draws nigh.
I want hope as faith does rely.
As hope grows tall,
as larks do fly.
Angelically in my China Doll's Eyes.

Thank you K and W for this precious, beautiful gift! It is a are each of you.


  1. Catherine, that is so brought tears to my eyes too.

  2. Tears here, too. That is beautiful Catherine. Are you going to mount it and frame it? What a special treasure.

  3. That IS beautiful! How wonderful are those girls? And the bond you have with them? A gift to treasure forever.

    Janet T.

  4. Wow! What an amazing and special gift made with love by such special little ones!

  5. O.K. we need a mop over at the Red Threads and Ladybug blog.
    Wow is about all I can say. Wow.

  6. How wonderful that is!

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. What a wonderfully special gift from some incredible girls.

  8. Catherine, I have been enjoying your blog. The poem is absolutely beautiful. Looking forward to seeing Hannah's photo one day soon.

  9. What a beautiful gift. You and the girls are lucky to share such a special friendship.

  10. Ahhh what a beautiful gift!!! Those girls are soo sweet!!!


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