A few years ago #4 asked for an Irish tin whistle for Christmas. He has picked it up from time to time and managed to learn how to play Mary Had a Little Lamb, the Little Drummer Boy and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. This year #4 choose to home school, 7th grade is tough and this is a sensitive fellow. We have supported him in the decision, but except for checking his work have left it up to him to set the curriculum (based on 7th grade requirements of course). As part of his self directed curriculum #4 has began learning songs on his tin whistle.
As I sit here he is playing along to I know that My Redeemer Lives one of his and my favorites. Each note isn't yet perfect but he is going through it over and over without being prompted, the sweetest sound to a mothers ears.
Another sweet sound filled my ears today. My #1 called from a three day seminar he is attending with his Grandpa, he was feeling stressed out about how to process all the information and the attitude of the presenters. His first thought was to call Mom. We talked for awhile and he calmed down took a deep breath and said, "I'm going back in now, thanks for talking to me, I love you." That's some SWEET TALK coming from this boy.
Hope your day is filled with sweet sounds.