Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Piano Guys - A Big Thank You


I am a huge fan of The Piano Guys and their music is what has upheld and uplifted me after losing my brother, as well as some intense and continuing PT after a bad fall on cement steps that tore up my right leg, a disabling injury that meant I had to leave field work as a federal agent that helps to find a family's closure.  That was tough to deal with on top of losing Barkley, my stepmom of 30 years (Mom died when I was in college), and my only brother, all within a very short time span.

The Piano Guys have millions of fans - I'm just one. But not too long back, Jon Schmidt, the pianist, lost his only daughter in a tragic hiking accident near where Dad lives, while I was on a visit there. I couldn't join the search in rough terrain when she went missing due to my leg, but I could send some words to uphold them spiritually, when her body was found, which I did, figuring it would be lost in all the fan mail. Yesterday a small envelope came to the house addressed to my author name.  My publisher sometimes forwards stuff, but I didn't recognize the Utah address.  At first, I thought it was from Murphy and Stanley or Goose's Mom who have read my books, but then I noticed "TPG" and the address.

It was a hand-written thank you card from Michelle and Jon Schmidt of The Piano Guys thanking me for my words of comfort and offering me encouragement as I continue on without my own family members. Their words of "the worth of helping one person" meant so much. Nothing could have made my day brighter here in these days that precede the anniversary of my beloved brother's death on Good Friday.

God is good.

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this. And for introducing me to The Piano Guys. I will keep you in my prayers, especially this month, and ask that you are wrapped in the comfort of warm memories. Good Friday is an anniversary of loss and a reminder of God's love for us (my son and me) also and will pray for you and your family.

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  2. That was a very thoughtful gesture on their part to take the time to send a written note - your kind words must have meant a lot to them.

    The days surrounding family losses are always tough - hugs.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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  3. Hari OM
    When Love rains, Love Reigns. YAM xx

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  4. That was so nice of them to send the note. One time when mom was taking piano classes at the end of the year Jon Schmidt put on a free concert for the piano school class. He is soooooo talented! It was very sad that his daughter died in that hiking accident but we were glad they recovered her as so many take years to find.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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