But back to Mary….she was one of the residents who are brought to the service every Sunday. Last winter she would be wheeled into the room. Her head was never up, always bent down, eyes closed. We always include her in the handshake of peace even tho she didn't respond. In the last couple of months Mary has been more alert. And last week our eyes filled with tears as we watched her sing Alleluia with us. And she sang and sang and sang….and smiled such a beautiful smile. At the handshake of peace she touched our hands and spoke to us. And her smile continued.
It is MUSIC that has awakened something within her and other residents. The joy we see in their faces has brought joy to each of us who are part of the group.
Music is a universal language…and it touches the very core of our beings. I am so grateful to have the privilege of witnessing these transformations and bringing them a little heaven on earth every week.