A Hospice House Piano Party

  Destiny had her first Piano Recital this weekend, called a “Piano Party”!  Her Great Grandpa Beckler, whom she is very close to, just got moved to the Hospice House.  Naturally, if he couldn’t come to her Piano Party, she was going to need to move the Piano Party to HIM.

piano party 1  Hospice House was amazing and so supportive of the idea!  It was such a special day, one none of us will soon forget.

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Time to start the show!

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Destiny did GREAT and if she was nervous at all, she hid it well!  She stood to introduce each song by name before playing it…..

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  After, she was rewarded with a Certificate from Aunt Kasey, aka The World’s Greatest Piano teacher, for completing her first set of piano books.  She was so excited! 🙂

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As a bonus, Destiny and I got to play our two duets together.  Chopsticks and Heart & Soul, she can do bottom or top hand, and we have had so much fun playing these together.piano party 13

 Not to be left out, Avery wanted to play a song that Destiny has been teaching her from the front of the book.  Such sweet sisters!

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We spent the rest of the morning together right into lunch time, hanging out and playing cards.  Lunch out then home for naps. 

We had so much fun and I am so thankful we have family near by!

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I loved watching these tender moments between my Grandparents…..

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  Paxton was VERY tearful this time about “Gweat Gwampa sick. He die.”
{Great Grandpa is sick, he is going to die soon….}

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  I was blown away by the the level of understanding. He knew something wasn’t right with his beloved “Gwampa” who now stays in bed. 

  We explained that Grandpa was sick, and that he would go see Jesus soon. 

“Jesus? In Heaben?” 

Yes, and Grandpa is going to have a NEW body and be healthy, so he can run around with Jesus. 

“I go to Heaven and run with Jesus too?” 

Not yet buddy!  You stay here with Mommy, then someday we will all go see Jesus and Grandpa in Heaven.

  Later he runs up to me and says, “Gwampa run in Heaben with Jesus wike dis….” and he took off running in a big circle around the room with a big smile on his face.

  You are exactly right buddy!  You are exactly right…..

What a glorious day that will be! 

No more sorrow, no more pain….

  We sure love you, Grandpa!

~T

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18 thoughts on “A Hospice House Piano Party

  1. What a wonderful memory for you all to have! The picture of your grandparents hands brought tears to my eyes. What a neat picture that is.:)
    Destiny look so sweet. She looked like she did and AMAZING job!:)
    It sure is amazing how much our kids understand. My kids have been asking ?? about things lately that I had no idea they even KNEW about!!!:)It will be wonderful they day that we all meet in heaven with new bodies!!!! I look forward to that day.:)
    Have a wonderful day sweet friend.
    Love and Hugs,
    Kristina<3

  2. Oh Tonya, thanks for making me bawl this AM, I mean flat out, hard core bawl…. What an incredible testimony of God’s faithfulness you shared with your family yesterday and while it’s so hard to watch the nearness of heaven in 2 of our family’s favorite people, we long to have them run to Jesus in their new bodies, full of the life He can only give them for eternity!! Cherishing the precious memories God allows us to experience. Love and hugs to you all!

  3. I loved seeing this so much. What a wonderful memory for all of you. My brother was bed-ridden for 30 years before he went to Heaven and the first thought I had when he died was that broken body and bent legs and voice that could not speak were no longer. He was running and jumping and leaping for joy. And soon, your grandpa will join him. What a day a rejoicing it will be!

  4. Crying…. Hospice house is wonderful! What a special time for your family his weekend, and a GREAT memory to hang onto!

  5. Oh what a precious time…a precious post! And I’m BAWLING looking at all the lovely photos…and reading about Pax’s thinking about grandpa & heaven. :`-{ How sweet! What a special memory you all made – love all the family photos…and one of you and Kasey too. I JUST LOVE IT! Please be sure and tell Nana I have a shirt JUST LIKE hers! =) How fun is that? Thanks for sharing this cherished family time with all of us. Much love to each of you…and kisses for all your cheeks – great grandpa & grandma as well. As I recently told my own father, who is 87, none of us want him to stay a day longer than God has planned….and I’m sure your family feels the same way about your special grandpa. What a joy & comfort to know we’ll all get to run around together in heaven one day! XO

  6. Such powerful and tender moments that will never be forgotten for you all! It’s so important for us all to remember that this moment in life, as we live, while we are here on this side is so brief. Every moment is precious and to be lived as if it were your last! Thanks for sharing such an intimate family moment with us all! A great reminder to let those know how much you love them daily!!

  7. Bless that precious Pax’s heart…he is going to do such great things in his life. What a great post. Praying for your family.

  8. This loving post brought tears to my eyes but also brought back some wonderful memories!
    This was such a day for sharing love in your family I’m sure each one of you will be very thankful to have the memory of such a special time together.
    Its lovely that it was all brought together by a child wanting to do something special for her Great Grandpa -I love it

  9. What a precious precious day, the Hospice Piano Party…..having lost both my parents to cancer, I know how precious the time together is and this will be a memory that will forever live in your children’s life. Prayers going up for your sweet Grandpa.

  10. Dang it girl…you have a way with my heartstrings…and although I don’t even know you and your sweet family…I feel as though I do!

    Thanks for sharing this sweet story, and a glimpse into your lives. I was weeping (at work).

    Have a blessed weekend.

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