Well, it’s happening. It’s finally happening.

I finally have a website! This project has been in mind for quite some time, but due to numerous factors, a website has been long in coming. As in, sometimes I wondered if it would ever happen,

And with the happening of the website comes the happening of my first blog. This is big news, people. As in, first blog . . . ever. (Insert drum roll, please!) Here we go!

Perched in front of my computer, my ten fingers are twitching and itching to make this happen. The thoughts swirl and whirl. What to say? Where to start?

That’s when I look at the framed piece of artwork that reads:

“Start where you are,
Use what you have
Do what you can.” **

“Start where you are.” I know that sounds simple, but for we swirly-whirly-brained types, sometimes we forget where we are. Maybe the Tilt-A-Whirl in my head will finally come to rest once I rediscover where I am.

(Delete drum roll . . . a moment of silence is needed, thank you very much!)

Ah, I know where I am. I’m in a grateful place. 🙂

As I explore this grateful place, I quickly realize there’s so much to be grateful for! There are so many people in my life who have been part of my life-journey and I could never name them all! But here are the stand-outs:

So grateful for a husband who loves me and unfailingly encourages me to make music – to teach, to write, to perform – and to risk trying something new (like a website!). You know that phrase, “Wind beneath my wings?” Yep, that’s him.

So grateful for kids who love me and have logged in many listening hours of piano music over the years. They have graciously dealt with countless hours of scales and improvisation and the incessant repetition involved in working out fingering and other musical bugaboos. A mom couldn’t ask for better, or more patient kids.

So grateful for friends and family members who have listened to the swirling and whirling of my brain and encouraged me to keep pursuing my musical heart desires. They have, time and again, helped the swirls and whirls morph from dizzy spells to a dance.

Grateful to 237 Marketing and Web Design for walking me through this whole business of building a website. Seriously, having them at my side has been SUCH a gift – without them it would have never happened.

And above all, I am, from the bottom of my heart, so grateful to God for His gift of Life, and the gift of Music. Without Him in my life, the songs of my heart would be meaningless.

Gratefulness. I like starting here.
What happens next, I’ll have to wait and see. But it’s happening . . . it’s finally happening.

**Thank you to Arthur Ashe!