The Piano

A story, a symbol, a masterpiece…
Brad, my husband, saw a piano free on Facebook. It was left in a shed where it received water damage and the fluctuating temperatures ruined its insides. He decided to take this on as his biggest woodworking project to date. He completely refurbished it. He changed out all the inside pieces, rebuilt and stained some parts, sanded it, varnished it, and gave it to me as a gift. I was and still am completely in awe. When I opened up the inside and he explained to me how he replaced the parts, I just stared at him with my mouth open. The amount of time and patience that was placed into this beautiful work of art cannot be numbered. I didn’t even know I wanted a piano until he gave me this one. I have a keyboard that I bought for myself while I was in high school with money I made from selling watermelons. It only got the job done through the years, but I will admit a keyboard is nothing like playing this piano!
I’m not writing this to brag about how good Brad is to me (although, I don’t deserve him at all because he’s entirely too good for me). We’ve been married for a year and a half and the big secret to it is letting God be in the middle. This piano reminds me that marriage is simple and shouldn’t be complicated. Marriage is like playing a piano…you go through highs and lows, you hit the black keys every now and then that take you by surprise but turn out being all part of the song, and when a key sticks or you hit a wrong note, you work through it and keep playing anyway. ❤️

Author: Country Mile Faith

Hey, y'all! I'm so glad that you are here! I'm Emily, a Louisiana girl with a Mississippi accent who loves coffee, the Enneagram, dessert, and plants. I graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Secondary Agricultural Education (also known as Ag Ed) and have been teaching Ag Ed for four years. I am happily married to my college sweetheart, Brad, and we have a daughter named Bailey. Between the demands of teaching, being a mom, and being a pastor's wife, I enjoy writing and encouraging others in their walk with the Lord, providing resources and ideas for fellow teachers, and sharing my thoughts, advice, and stories about pretty much everything if I feel that it will help someone! I hope that you will follow along and that this blog will help your faith grow longer than a country mile!

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