Ok, I've had this dream ever since I was a little girl! Well, I've actually had two dreams. The first was to someday have a horse. No horse yet, just a dog who's almost as big as a horse! The next dream was to have a piano. You know a real wooden upright piano. Your next question might be.......why do you dream of having a piano, when you've never known how to play? That's a good question, and I'm going to disappoint you because I don't really have a good answer for that. I've always wanted to learn to play, but have never had the opportunity.
My children, however, have been learning to play. My mother-in-law has been kind enough to teach them for free. We require learning to play in our house. They have to learn well enough to play in church, before they can move onto another instrument. But, because we only have a keyboard, and not a real piano, it makes their practicing difficult. Pianos are expensive. My oldest two are actually getting pretty good, by my, nonpianoplaying standards anyway! So, the other day, my husband suprised me and told me that someone locally was selling an upright piano for 100 dollars!! Needless to say, I was excited.
We went last night to see it, and it was everything I hoped for. A beautiful wooden upright piano. Immediately, thoughts of our family sitting around the piano and singing Christmas carols came flashing in my mind. How thrilling. Maybe, just maybe, I'll even have a chance to learn to play it. We wrote a check, and headed home.
Because the piano is in her basement, we have to have it professionally moved. Ah, the bubble bursts a little bit. The quote for moving the piano...........$275.00. Yes, that's right, almost 3 times what we are paying for the piano. Bluck!! My wonderful husband came to my rescue, and inflated my dream right back up by saying....."don't worry we will still buy it, we have all the tax return money." My prince! So tomorrow at noon, my dream will be walking in the door, with the movers, and going properly into my school room, where it will be properly banged on by little fingers, and beautifully played by bigger fingers. And, maybe, just maybe, I will learn to play it, and lead my little (or....big) family in a round of Christmas Carols............ Praise God that this little (or...big) girls dreams could come true!
Next.............................the horse I've always dreamed of...........or.........not!! :-)
Brown County State Park
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