Friday, May 8, 2009
Yesterday's post was quite the downer, wasn't it???
But thanks for letting me vent....
Right now I'm listening to my husband "clean up" one of the pieces he's doing for this music project. I must tell you that it is his finest work. He has poured himself into this project, and that's what people get when they hire him: everything. This piece that he is currently fixing sounds like the mountains on a snowy day......like a rushing river......like the sunrise on a beautiful morning......like majesty, grace, and praise all in one! It is beautiful. I have to say that my husband's music has the power to lift me out of any funk I'm in. Ah, how privileged I am to get to live with this man and his talent on loan from God. I don't take it lightly by any stretch of the imagination!
I never paid much attention to music, really, before I met Dave when I was 15. We met at church, in youth group. He was a youth counselor and I was on the worship team, so we weren't allowed to "date" or even sit close together. These rules were designed for our protection, but you know, there are still lots of opportunities to get into "trouble" anyway, but that's not what this post is about!!
Shortly after we met and established that we were "together", we went to the church and he began to play some of his music for me at the piano. Now, the piano at our old church was a concert grand piano, and to me, nobody could play that thing like Dave! Some said that piano had been on the stage at a famous place, but it didn't matter to me, I felt that I was sitting in a famous place, listening to this man play.
This day was significant for one reason: it was the day that I knew that this man was the man I was going to marry. I just felt the Lord whisper to me that he was the one. As his music rolled over me like the ocean, so did the certainty that we would spend our lives together.
So here we are, almost 21 years later. No, we haven't been married that long, but we have been together that long, and I have gotten to see the maturing and deepening of his musical talents. I have had the privilege, for the past almost 16 years, to listen to his music come together almost daily, and I am so proud of him.
I can't wait to see what the rest of this year holds for him and for us as a family. I encourage you to go to his website, www.davidgilchrist.com, and listen to his stuff.
You'll be glad you did.