I've played the piano since I was 7. I feel like I've played the piano my whole life. Life before piano lessons is fuzzy. I don't remember my first lesson although I do vaguely remember my first teacher. Seems like I've just always played and music has always been a part of my life. I can't imagine my life without music and being able to play the piano. On the rare occasions when I allow myself to be paranoid, I fear losing my ability to play due to arthritis or some sort of accident and it strikes panic in my heart.
I'm thankful the Lord gave me musical abilities. I'm thankful for the love of music and piano in my heart. It has brought much joy to my life, and by the grace of God, the lives of others every now and again.