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Why I've been MIA for a week…

I bet you thought I wasn’t going to stick to my resolution, didn’t you? Nope…not this time! I disappeared for a week because I had to go down to Florida because my grandpa had what they thought was a stroke…then it turned out to be seizures…then it turned out the be the seizure meds they were giving him…anyway, it was an awful week and I had ZERO extra time. I repeat, ZERO! It was nuts. But as awful as the week was, it was beautiful too. Thankfully, when we were leaving our house for the seven-hour drive down to Florida, I grabbed my violin last minute. I’ve never been more thankful that I’d brought that thing along in my life. When we got to the hospital in Florida, he was in ICU, and after a little while, I asked the lady at the front desk if I could bring my violin in and play for him. She talked to a couple nurses, and then I got the ok! I went in and played for him, and it calmed him down like nothing else had–and he even starting speaking intelligibly, which was a HUGE improvement. I got a little crowd outside the door each time I played too, which was thrilling–definitely a new experience for me! 🙂 I played and sang that day for two solid hours. After that, he was moved to a regular room, and I continued to play for him over the next week. It was a really hard week, but I can honestly say I’ve never enjoyed anything in my life more than I enjoyed playing and singing for him. And I kept having people stop at the door to listen, and I even got a request from an old man for me to come play for his wife! It was so, so beautiful, and I’m thankful for every moment.

My grandpa is doing better now, and he went to rehab today, praise God! He’s still a long way from being totally better, but we have hopes that he will get there.

So, that’s what I’ve been up to! How have you been this past week? Tell me in the comments! I’d love to get to know all of you awesome readers. 🙂

Maggie

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Hi! My name is Maggie Bryan. I am a twenty year old Christian, violinist, vocalist, voice teacher, and violin teacher. I teach music at Christian Fine Arts of Forsyth in Cumming, Georgia.

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