I know what you are thinking… The title of this blog seems, silly! However, I can explain. First let me say, Monday was a rough day for me. I had many family issues. This severely cut into the time my loving husband-to-be and I practice and play piano. The week escalated and I noticed that I wasn’t finding the time I needed to do so. (Excuses, I know). The weekend did not seem promising, as we were headed home to move my stuff to our apartment here in Chadron. But! A light at the end of the tunnel… my grandmother (whom I live with) owns a piano! Perfect!
Friday night I sat in front of the piano in my grandmother’s home. Out of habit I played the first song I learned… Mary Had a Little Lamb. I then continued in identifying to myself the notes of each key. Following that, I practiced the first several chords I had learned. My biggest fear in learning to play the piano is how horrible I am when it comes to timing. I cannot count beats, cannot measure time in music, and feared I could never play a real song because of this. However, this was the day to face that fear!
Procopio sat beside me and placed in front of me a piece of music. It was the chords for Fullness by Elevation Worship. When he asked me to play I nearly vomited. But, we played together the first several chords, and once I felt comfortable, he dropped out. Once I had played it through once, I was feeling pretty good about myself. Then he told me I would need to make sure all the beats were the same, or at least even. After many many tries, finally him patting a steady beat, me tapping along with my foot, I finally played through the song with more accuracy than before! And oh, what a privilege it was to worship with this handsome love of mine!