There are six paths to God – I was driving my twin daughters to school on Wednesday. I find the rides to and from school with my daughters enthralling to say the least. I find that these rides are when they converse the most with me. I am so blessed to have that time with them.
When I was a child, we were allowed to open up one present on Christmas Eve. We knew the present was a formal dress up outfit to wear to church for Christmas Eve midnight mass. We would sit as a family and tell stories and share memories as we waited until the clock struck church time. After church, my mother would have the Christmas ham ready for ham sandwiches on rye bread.
How One Piece of Art Changed our Family Car Rides and Even my Daughter’s Grades
As my daughter steps out of the car for school, I see her clamoring around to find her flute. She shines a smile at me as she informs me of her next performance. She is currently enrolled in her junior high school’s choir, band, and theater program. Without it, I know her school experience would be very different. She loves school. The music program is her biggest reason for that enjoyment. During difficult state budget cutbacks, I get angry when there is constant chatter about cutting musical programs in the public schools.