Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ron playing the piano

Ron used to play the piano and keyboard all the time before peripheral neuropathy and Parkinson's robbed him of the majority of his flexibility and movement. He's always played by ear - not reading music. The sheet music on the stand is not what he's playing at all.

On our first (and only) date, he took me to his house to show me the remodeling he was doing and he played the piano for me. If I think about it, I could probably say that listening to his music was the first indication that I was going to love this man for the rest of my life. It soothed my soul back then and it still does today.

No matter how many of the notes he missed, it sounded beautiful to my ears.


Pat said...

Yeah! Do you hear me clapping? It's so nice to see Ron take an interest in something and not just lie in a bed feeling sorry for himself! He looks so good! I bet he likes being around the other people all day instead of sitting at home by himself. It looks like he's coming along just great! I am so happy for the both of you!

TinaM said...

Thanks for sharing this with us :) I hope you told him exactly what you wrote, that it sounded beautiful.

Kathy said...

It sounds like things are going well. I'm so happy for you both.

Marla said...

This made me cry. I love the way you love your husband.