So, yesterday I got an incredible birthday gift (from God!). :-) As many of you may (not) know, I have played the piano since I was 6 or 7 years old. However, since I left home to go to college, I have not had a piano to play. I've been wanting a piano desperately for the past 8 years. Actually, it's hard to put into words how much I've been craving the ability to play: when I get home from a long day at work just to unwind, when I've got free time and want to learn new songs, when my hubby wants to hear one of his favorite songs... like I said, it's hard to explain how much.
Yesterday, I "happened upon" (i.e. providentially) a piano that someone was giving away. When I looked at the photos, I nearly fainted. It was beautiful!!! I called immediately, and apparently was the first person to call. My new found friend told me that she hasn't been playing it and wanted it to go to someone who would use it. It has been in her family for years and she told me about memories she has of her grandfather playing on it. I tried to control my gushing enthusiasm, so as not to alarm her, but when I got off the phone after being assured that it was mine if I wanted it, I bawled like a baby. :-) Even after the 4 hours of transporting it last night from the truck, up the flight of stairs, with the help of our dear neighbors, I'm bouncing off the walls for sheer joy! (I also know that my hubby must REALLY love me). So, without further ado, meet the newest addition to our household favorites: