Friday, December 04, 2009

Prescription Filled

Last night our immediate family had a wonderful evening together. We attended a Christmas performance and what better way to start off the holidays then to listen to the heart warming reditions of "O Holy Night", "Winter Wonderland" and "Silent Night" sung both in English and German. An amazing African choir kept us all feet stomping and hand clapping to upbeat music and song, with a drum beat to warm the coldest heart, and later on we were in awe, as we listened to a small group of young Inuit ladies with angelic voices that would bring a tear to any unbelieveing eye throughout their vocal arrangment of "Amazing Grace" sung in their native tongue.

Our daughters had purchased tickets as an early Christmas present and my first thought was that it would probably be a very late night for my husband to attend. It was a late night, but at the same time, it was a prescription of fantastic medicine for the soul!!!

One of the more poignant moments of this evening was the song and dance rendition by young students of "I've Had, the Time of My Life".....instantly my thoughts were of Patrick Swayzee and his recent battle with cancer. Several times throughout last night's show as I peered at my husband, I could easily see that he was enjoying every moment of that show despite the late hour and my earlier concerns of him being tired and he was having the time of his life with daughters sitting on each side of him. It was a prescription that no doctor could prescribe and it was a rare family evening spent together that was the most rewarding of all.

It's now 7:30am next morning and my husband has already gone out the door for work.............

That's the best prescription for all of live life each and everyday to the fullest!


karen in ottawa canada said...

sounds like a wonderful evening Deb - glad you all got to enjoy it together!

Daria said...

That's all I keep telling people ... just live every day to the fullest. Do what you want to in your life and don't wait too long.