Sunday, December 16, 2007

Santa came early this year...

I am not a musical person. Can’t read music, never played an instrument, don’t sing (people really prefer me not to!). So, it seems strange that I’ve coveted a piano to have in my house. In theory, I would like to have the kids play, in theory I would like to play, but never seemed to be a reality.

Enter my great friend John (thanks John; you are the greatest!), the internet, and a free piano.

A free piano that is now sitting in my living room.

A free piano that makes me smile whenever I look at it. Who, me? Wanting, actually owning a piano? People are so surprised when I tell them that I have a piano, and that we got it for FREE, only requiring a miraculously available trailer, two or three beefy men, and a nice family who had gotten a free piano, decided to upgrade, and passed on some love via the ksl.com.

Can I play it? Can anyone in my household play it? No, but we want to, and if we decide to, we have a way to do it. I can’t say how excited & happy I am to have it in my house.

Thanks, John and Shane, for bringing me a great Christmas present that I never expected to get. Thanks Melanie for sharing your hubby & van with me so I could have it.



It's a little crowded in the front room now, but I don't care. I'm just so glad to have it!

5 comments:

Melanie said...

I can't wait to come try it out! We are so excited for you guys! What an awesome Christmas present. Now, about lessons for your boys...

Amy Sorensen said...

oh my gosh! I'm so jealous (good jealous, of course) Congratulations!!!

Kayci Bitton said...

CONGRATS!!! That is such a neat story. I want our kids to play as well...in theory :) Love you!!

Stephanie said...

Becky, how exciting for you to have a piano! And what a blessing to acquire one for free. It's a miracle, actually. A few years ago I got piano hungry, too, and we searched and searched and searched for a piano within our price range. We miraculously found one--but it sure wasn't FREE! I am so happy for you. It just makes a house a home to have a piano (in my humble opinion). :-)

Kasandra said...

Becky....what a great gift!!! My girls have taken piano for years and we could never afford one, we had a keyboard for years and then bought a good electric piano but desperately needed a real one (my Vanessa is in Grade 8 piano)...her piano teacher finally pushed us and found a great deal on one, but it sure wasn't free, you lucky girl you! There are some wonderful adult piano books out there if you want to learn on your own........its so wonderful to hear the hymns in your house!! Have lots of fun.....Kasandra