Musical Notes from Robin – December 2020

Music Notes from Robin

December has arrived, and 2020 is drawing to a close.  2020 is truly a year that will be remembered.  For me personally, this year has definitely had its share of surprises.

I would like to thank each and every one of my Main Street Family members for the love and support shown to me during my recent attack of pancreatitis and gall bladder surgery.  Speaking of surprises, I was certainly not expecting these events to follow my niece’s wedding celebration.  Thankfully, I was able to do my part for the wedding, and the wedding was beautiful.

Words cannot express just how much I appreciate the telephone calls, cards,

flowers, food, concerns, and especially the prayers.  I could not have received better care from my doctor and friend Phil Wallace, the staff and personnel of Dillon Internal Medicine, and the nurses, doctors, and staff at McLeod Dillon.  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

I am especially grateful to Shaw Thompson, Cheryl Brown, and Jackson Stone for sharing their talents and providing such outstanding music in my absence.  I am so happy to “be back where I belong”.  In over 50 years of playing for churches, I had never before missed three Sunday services in a row.

Having an illness and being in the hospital for a week is a time for reflection and introspection.  I am so fortunate to have the family and friends that I have, and I have been so blessed to have had good health for 60 years.  Thanksgiving for me in 2020 is exceptionally significant.

The Advent and Christmas seasons this year are so different for each of us here at Main Street.  Not being in rehearsals and preparing for the annual Service of Lessons and Carols is a first for me in my years at Main Street.  Christmas of 2020 will be my 30th Christmas here.

Please watch your bulletins and messages for more details concerning music during December.  I am still considering possibilities and finalizing choices.  Rest Assured that the joy of the season will be expressed through God’s gift of music.

As always, thank you for the opportunity to serve Main Street.  Celebrate the season; cherish your friends and family; and have a Merry Christmas!