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And a sweet post written by my husband......
It wasn’t long ago when she first began to play. My little girl would come home from a piano lesson and hand me a new piece of music she was going to work on for the week, and she’d ask, “Daddy, can you help me play this?”
And I could.
I took piano lessons when I was young, and I knew the notes well enough to slowly plunk my way through Jingle Bells, throwing in a little extra pizazz here and there for the awesome effect.
To her, I was amazing.
But she has grown since then, so very much. Now she comes home and still asks the same thing, “Daddy, can you help me play this?”
“Sure,” I say, and I sit with her at the piano bench and I struggle to figure it out. My hesitant fingers search for the right key, hit the wrong note, and then search again, until by trial and error, I finally touch the right one.
But not her.
She looks up at me and the freckled bridge across her nose melts my heart. “No Daddy, let me show you,” she giggles.
“I can’t wait to hear,” I say.
Her fingers carefully float across the white and black. She plays slowly, but with a smooth confidence, knowing where she is going for the next key.
When did my little girl grow up? It’s only been a few months since she began her lessons and she’s already better than me? I’m captured by her concentration as she sticks out her tongue, working for each and every note.
When she’s done, I can see my daughter and I am startled at how different she is from only 40 seconds ago. She smiles up at me and swings her little legs back and forth beneath the piano bench that we sit on. My sweet Lily has taken me.
She’s still my little girl, but so much more. She is a force in the world that will one day change it with what she has been blessed with.
There are those moments in life that change us, whether we realize it or not. They change the way we see life around us. This was one of those moments for me, and I will remember it forever. And so will she.