The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #127057 Message #2829797
Posted By: wysiwyg
04-Feb-10 - 08:57 AM
Thread Name: KYTrad (Jean Ritchie) update on illness (Feb 2010)
Subject: RE: KYTrad update
Jon, I am so happy for you that you have gotten to see this progress and to have this blessed time of closeness with her. I am not at all surprised that she is doing so well, and I am sure that she can continue to do well.
A special new member of our band is mentally challenged. Part of our challenge in teaching him to play (autoharp) is that he has gifts in the music department that far exceed most folks' assumptions about what he can do and how he can do it; we just have to put the right tools at his disposal-- this week's lesson is about tuning his own 36 strings-- and he takes off from there. Jean's recovering abilities will be a HUGE role model not only for him, but for the folks surrounding him who are not musicians.... and I am going to ask James also to be an especial prayer-partner for Jean's continued recovery.
:~) This means that Jean's progress may soon take quite an upswing. James is POW'FUL in many ways, and it will not surprise me if his prayer life is pretty effective, too! :~)
So please let Jean know that he's on the case. Please also let her know that some of us have been singing "with" and "for" her (there's a separate thread about it).
Has she "told" you yet to look after yourselves? :~) In last Saturday night's service, we sang "Deep Settled Peace." May you all have that, and more.