Has it been two years since my last big spring recital? So many memories flashed through my mind this week as I prepared for my first recital after relocating. I am so very, very thankful that the Lord allowed me to pick up teaching again after moving! While I miss my 30+ students in Louisiana, God has given me such a wonderful, gifted group of students here -- it is a joy to work with them! I am so looking forward to where the Lord will lead each of them in their musical talent.
One of my highlights this recital was that each student played at least one piece that they arranged themselves! Of course, I love arranging hymns, but to pass that love onto my students is surreal! They did a fantastic job!
With a music recital, there must be a little more musical flair, right? I did a little more decorating this time than usual (big thank-you to my sisters and others who helped -- I'm not a natural decorator!).
My sister, Elizabeth, spent hours on our cake. I didn't get to see it until after recital and, like every recital, was so happy with it. :)
My younger sister and aspiring artist decorated the chalk board (I should've gotten a close-up but was snapping pictures quickly).
And then musical centerpieces. Simple. But cute.
And everyone's favorite -- paper chains! I remember spending hours as a kid making paper chains from colorful construction paper. Little did I know that technique would be cute as a recital decoration later!
Special thanks to several sisters for snapping pictures for me during recital!
What have you been up to this week?
"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing." Psalm 100:1-2