Welcome visitors!

Thank you for visiting our Christmas Service Blog. We welcome comments from visitors.
We would love to hear if you decide to implement this idea in your family.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Love you my talented sister, Tiffany!


When I found out that I had Tiffany I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Alaska Airlines is a sponsor of the “Make A Wish” foundation. They grant wishes to terminally ill kids. www.wish.org About once a week there is a family that is going to Disneyland or Disneyworld that are our “Wish” families. I wanted to make plane packs for the families with family friendly snacks like oatmeal, cup o soup, crackers and summer sausage. Those are my favorite things to travel with as they don’t require refrigeration or anything other than hot water that you can find on any flight or airport. I called the Make a Wish organization and told them what I wanted to do and they said that they can’t take the liability. So I needed to find a plan “B”.

video
Plan “B”
There is a brother in our ward, name Brother Montgomery. He is so great. The first week that we were at our new ward he came and introduced himself and went to go and memorize all our names, including our kids. He is so great and outgoing! He reminded me of Uncle Denny but if Uncle Denny chose the path of righteous living. He is our ward music chairman and he serves our ward with such gusto! He asked us, “When are the Dittbrenner-von-trapps singing in church?” I decided that I would learn one song on the piano in honor of Tiffany and her great talent. I would get my kids to sing and I would play the piano and do it in church. The next day another gal in our ward, Rose, came and asked, “I know you played the flute, can you play for our relief society Christmas dinner? They place where we are having our program doesn’t have a piano. We need another way to have musical numbers and accompaniment. Would you be willing to play the flute?” I have not played the flute in 25 years! I told her that. She said, “I can help you. I have a master’s degree in flute performance.” Ummm…..I haven’t played since Jr. High. I figured that instead of the piano, I would try the flute as this was a need for our ward. I practiced my guts out! Some days I practiced over an hour! I found out after not playing the flute for 25 years, I have a musical talent. I am so blessed that I had Tiffany this year to recognize my talent.

Love you my talented sister, Tiffany!
~Amy
video

5 comments:

  1. I love this!!!!! Way to go Amy! You sounded WONDERFUL this morning! I am so proud of you! And I'm glad I could inspire you back.... I learned to play the Flute back in 5th and 6th grade because of you also. I know that I would not remember anything, and so I really know how hard this was for you. So proud of you Amy, and thank you so much for my wonderful gift!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Amy- you are such a stud! That is awesome! Bummer about your make a wish packs, that would have been cute too! You should post the black market video from Char to go with this :) how funny is char with her video camera on that! That is awesome Amy!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Awesome job Amy! I'm so impressed.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Holy cow --- 25 years and you picked it right back up!

    Here is vote #2 for posting the video that nearly got Char escorted out of your ward. LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  5. OH... MY... GOSH!! That is so awesome. Where in the world did you find the time to learn that. What a wonderful talent to share with your ward and us as well.

    ReplyDelete