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Saturday, August 09, 2008

God's Kinda Funny Like That

I think I've titled an entry like this previously. But honestly? I'm too tired and too pressed for time to go check.

I'm somewhere between madly getting the house ready for company tomorrow. . . and getting ready to go out tonight with my extended family. My sister and brother-in-law and their kids are here for a visit with our family. Tonight, we are going to Country Tonight, which is a theater in Pigeon Forge. We go annually. . . as Dad is taking harmonica lessons from Mike Caldwell, the musical director (Mike gets us free tickets!)

Mike has a surprise in store for him tonight, however. Caroline now "plays" Grandpa's harmonica -- even fanning her fingers for effect. Pretty cute. We hope she'll do it for Mike. We'll see.

Today was Caroline's favorite babysitter's wedding. . . and day that I dreaded for a long time. Brittany was a little girl when we moved here. She got married today. It felt like the beginning of the end. From this point on, all the weddings are going to be of kids that aren't that much older than Edison. . . and I can't stand that!

Here are a few pictures. First, the bride and groom. . .

Then it's time for the Father/Daughter dance. . .

Dancing to Steven Curtis Chapman's "Cinderella" (yeah, I was a mess during this one!)

This would be me. . .sometime between the Father/Daughter dance and the Mother/Son dance. I'm telling you--this wedding got to me!

But it was a beautiful day. Gorgeous weather. Oh, and today's title? Well. Sigh. This one's for me.

You see. . . I played the piano for this wedding. And, the particular piano I got to play is a Baldwin Grand. It's got a lovely sound. Lots of resonant bass notes. Really sweet. Everything was going well. I was very pleased with the musical selections I chose. And, in my estimation, it was a success. That's when it happened.

After the grandparents were escorted in (to the tune of "Great is Thy Faithfulness"). I finished the song. . . hit the last note. . . and one of the fingers on my left hand brushed a note that was NOT in the song. . . or even in a related key.

Yes, my friends, it was the "Clam Heard 'Round the World." And I deserved it. I was feeling way too good about my own performance, and God reminded me that this was not about me.

I've already asked the videographer to edit the note out of the video. Here's a picture of the two of us discussing my mistake.

Yeah. Proud moment for me. . . but as they say: Pride goes before a fall.

. . .and in my case, it was a LOUD fall!

Here's my favorite picture of the day. . .



Blogger 20Birds said...

i am home... missed yoeu tried to call :(

6:48 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

add a little garlic and butter...
Clams are very tasty!

10:21 PM  
Blogger Hilah said...

That is a pretty sweet piano, isn't it? I have done the same thing and made mistakes much worse while playing in weddings! God certainly has a way of humbling.

12:07 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

At least it was at the end, instead of at the beginning. If it was THEN, you'd have the whole thing to worry through, and people would be listening for the goof instead of enjoying the music.

So God is gracious even in His reminders , , ,

1:12 AM  

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