My over night stay with my sister and her six year daughter Nichole, my favorite niece of all time. Believe me I have a whole slew of nieces and nephews and Nichole has stolen my heart since the day she was welcomed into this world. I have witnessed and have played an important role in various births, family and a few close friends, but this one was an experience that I’ll never forget.
Nichole is starving for attention. Having a single mom is a difficult situation on everyone involved with the whole world seeming to be at your door wanting to come in and make things worse. Each one with their own agenda and expecting something in return, simple as that.
Anyway, I try to visit them as much as possible, it’s only a two hour drive but I have to go over 2 mountains to get there and often the roads are way too dangerous to drive on. I always bring several “presents” to surprise and delight her. I can’t seem to get enough of seeing that wonderful and totally pure excitement and the ear-to-ear smile that just lights my life up for several days after leaving them to head back over the 2 mountains to where I now call home.
This time I brought a lap steel guitar and gave it to her so that when I play my guitar she can play around on this wonderful lap steel guitar so that we can sing and play together. This girl is just exploding with musical talents, loves to dance and sing and is able to keep a beat no matter what type of music comes on. I would love to encourage her in any way possible to explore and find at least one musical instrument that she can play for the rest of her life. Music = Life while Life = Music, simple as that.