Hi Chuck and Tamara,
As I said in my Facebook message to you, I am truly enjoying my banjo and Steve and I are finding some healing through the gift of music. (See additional story)
We wanted to touch base and let you know how one beautiful banjo touched so many!
It seems that my banjo dreams awakened musical dreams within our family. Steve started playing and composing beautiful pieces on his electric and acoustic guitars, my sister Shannon is composing and started playing the guitar, in fact she bought an electric and has an acoustic on order. Our brother in law, Dwight, is starting to play his acoustic guitar, a long forgotten enjoyment, and my Dad actually decided to learn to play the piano. He has had two lessons and is thoroughly enjoying himself. At almost 79 he is learning to play his first instrument.
Once a week Shannon and Dwight come over, we visit and then we all play our instruments together. It doesn't get any better than that.
Chuck and Tamara, you are good people who probably never realize the impact you have on others. From the bottom of my heart, I say thank you. We've had a tougher road than we ever thought we'd travel, but God sends angels along the way to help smooth out the potholes.
You two are heaven sent. I think of you every day when I pick up my beautiful banjo and play.
Steve and I will be forever grateful that God sent you two our way.
We wanted to share a picture of a photo collage Steve and I put up in our music room. As you can see, Chuck has a place of honor with the rest of our family. On the top row left, is Steve with his electric guitar, next is Kendra with her guitar, and then me playing my banjo. The middle row is our son Cody with his guitar, Kendra taking piano lessons from me while I did her hair, and Kendra and Cody having fun; the bottom row is my sister Shannon with her electric guitar, our friend and banjo maker Chuck Lee, and our brother-in-law Dwight playing his acoustic. I don't have one of Dad playing his keyboard yet but I'll get one, one of these days.
The second picture is our music room right before we started to practice. We all play different styles of music, but once a week we get together a just play anything and everything. We are practicing Christmas tunes as well. It's all good. ☺
We hope all is well with you and pray that God sends you as much goodness and light as you have given.
Cheryl and Steve
Cheryl and Steve