Friday, May 14, 2010

A Confession

Okay, I have a confession to make.

When Matthew was first diagnosed with diabetes, and I learned the reality of shots and all those finger pricks, one of my first concerns was: "Will he still be able to play the piano?"

Yes, it's the piano teacher in me, but I'm being truthful. I mean, wouldn't you expect his fingers to get sore from being pricked 10 times a day?

I was definitely concerned. Matthew has only recently found joy in playing the piano and I didn't want diabetes to ruin that for him.

Well, it didn't. We're a couple months in and he has never voiced one complaint about his fingers being sore. Though I will say, his fingers are already getting callused over, and that makes me a little sad, but hey, he can still play the piano!

Here's his recital piece for this year. He's still working out a couple parts, but I hope you'll enjoy!


Shelby Jean said...

Great going Matthew, enjoyed it. Now practice sitting up straight like a pro. Check your goal.

Lisa said...

Great Job Matthew! I am really impressed. My Duncan loves to play the piano but you have one advantage over him - if you look at his youtube videos you will notice there's no music in front of him. Yep, you got it, he can't read piano music!! Keep up the good work and most importantly, Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Caleb plays the piano, the guitar and drums, although mostly the piano, which he loves. Nothing stops them, not even calloused finger tips.