I feel blessed to have so many memories from my childhood
I can close my eyes and remember that music echoed through our
home at all times of the year.
My mom, a crystal clear soprano and pianist and my dad
with an equally clear whistle.
All types of music papered the walls of our home.
One Christmas, my parents played this exquisite
recording of solo piano that became a part of my soul.
I loved its beauty and the peace that it evoked.
Among the hustle and bustle, the hurry and scurry,
I seek peace in the walls of my home today.
This evening, Carl and I were out doing errands and
I asked a store clerk if he happened to have an old cd.
I gave him the name and as quickly as I said it, he
tilted his head back and said with great joy,
“That is my all-time favorite Christmas CD!”
He thought he had two left but there was actually
One shard of nostalgia waiting to be taken home to spread
peace over and through our walls.
As we were leaving, I thanked the man and said,
“Now Christmas can begin!”
I listened to this as I prepared dinner tonight
and in the midst of the mundane, it beckoned
peace and opened up a sacred space set apart
just for Him.
Here’s to December!
(the 20th Anniversary Edition has 2 bonus recordings for a total of 14 tracks!)
What music or tradition sets the tone for you?
Oh I know it is December now…it’s snowing on the blog again!