WOW! Moments: The Gift of Song
This past Spring, we organized a beautiful and touching WOW! Moment for one of our amazing residents, Lizzy N.
Lizzy N. is a former choir singer. She still has a passion for singing; in fact, whenever there is any downtime, she sings and teaches songs to our community. She also plays the piano, and truly has a musical gift!
The day before Easter, our Memory Care Coordinator, Debra, took Lizzy and her grandson to the 1st Baptist Church in Media, PA. The plan for this WOW! Moment was for the choir to sing a song to her, followed by an opportunity for her to sing a song to them. Things didn’t quite go as planned, but the unexpected turn of events ended up being quite enjoyable!
After the choir sang to Lizzy, she did get up to sing to them. However, instead of singing to them right away, she first slammed her hand down on the pulpit and gave the choir the sermon of their lives. Everyone in the choir got such a kick out of Lizzy; to say that she has a big personality is a tremendous understatement.
Once Lizzy’s sermon was complete, Lizzy sang her heart out and the choir members were wowed and amazed at the voice of this little elderly woman. After Lizzy’s incredible performance, she and the choir all sang a couple of songs together and then we sat and listened to their repertoire for the Easter Sunday service. It was truly a sight to see!
Since Lizzy’s visit, the choir director has contacted us several times, leaving 2 messages thanking us for bringing Lizzy to them. As it turns out, the choir members enjoyed this WOW! Moment almost as much as Lizzy. Needless to say, she is invited back anytime! We can’t wait to continue celebrating Lizzy’s big personality and incredible gift of song and praise!
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