Wednesday, April 29, 2015

When Singing Is The Best Medicine

Our girls attend some homeschool arts classes at a local co-op on Tuesdays. This semester both girls sang in the choir. Yesterday, the group visited two local senior centers. I had volunteered to drive some of the girls and that car full of girls was the best medicine I could have ever asked for. They sang the whole trip.  By the time the day was over, I felt ten years younger and my soul had been bountifully filled. 

I'm a people watcher. so while the choir sang, I watched. There was a room full of seniors that had gathered to listen to the kids sing. I watched as some sat quietly, some sang along to every melody and others grinned ear to ear through each song. I watched and wondered of all the life stories hidden behind those eyes. Seniors fascinate me and I long to listen to stories of ages past. The amount of history in that one room overwhelms me. 

Today, life was good, and for that I am grateful.


  1. I know just what you mean. Our homeschool group went to a retirement home at Christmas. They sang Christmas carols and made gingerbread men with them. Each child also brought a home made blanket. Each resident received one. I left there feeling amazingly blessed. Prayers for you. :-)


  2. Oh what a wonderful post! I know what you mean about being with a group of girls with lots of energy and love, it just flows over into your heart too. Such a beautiful day, and so thankful for the joy it brought to all those who heard!

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