Departure: June 30th

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Recital today

So, tonight is the Piano Power Recital.

I have been up since five a.m. Not because of the things, I have to do, but because I am more excited than Christmas morning. This years recital is going to be filled with activity and excitement. I'd go into all the details but, stay tuned for a you tube video of the evening.

As, I've been preparing for this event. There have been moments where I've said, "never again!This is to much work!" I've had nightmares of students falling off the stage and breaking their legs, I've had a nagging fear that I"ll forget to put someone's name in the program. I've thought, I might have a heart attack over how much money this whole thing is costing. But despite all the emotional what not that comes with planning such a huge event, I wouldn't trade it.

Tonight there will be smiles and giggles and applause and laughter. Tonight families will sit together and root for their child or brother, or sister. Tonight, I will have the opportunity to show love and appreciation to my team of teachers, my students and their parents.

I find it strange that the on a day when I am anticipating applause-the Lord would lead me to a verse in the bible that says, "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but consider others better than yourself. Do not merely look out for your own personal interest but also to the interests of others." Phil 2:3,4 It's really helped remind me of my purpose in this whole thing. I'm not just a business woman trying to make money and promote myself. If that's all it is then it's empty. I think the reason I thrive on these kinds of events is because of the opportunity to look out for the interests of others. The students and parents tonight are not merely my clients. They represent Christ's will for me today. Their faces and smiles and laughter will motivate me to love. Even their demands or dissapointments in the evening will motivate me to self-less service. At least if I allow the Lord to move in me to those ends. Oh Lord, Move! Make this evening so full of your presence that those present will not wonder if you were there. They will know!

1 comment:

Nichole said...

What an honest and sincere post. Thanks for sharing that. I was so thrilled to be a part of it and it felt GREAT to be on "stage" again, once a love, always a love! Your students are ALL so talented and too adorable for words....
My family thoroughly enjoyed the evening!!!

Really hope you may stay in the Pa area and do this again... if it is truly the Lord's will for you. We already miss you guys :( Thanks for sharing your art with me and for creating one of the coolest friendships ever! To my fellow sister in Christ, enjoy each day!!! Hugs to you.