This is a picture of me with my grandma (on the left) and my orchestra teacher (on the right). My grandma and Ms. T are some of the most influential people in my life. They both taught me the violin, supported me, encouraged me, and helped me become the woman that I am today. I got to play in the Messiah orchestra this year back home. It was a dream come true. I've missed playing in it for years. Due to my grandma's arthritis, she isn't able to play anymore. But it was neat having her sit in the audience to watch me play again. I was teary on the stage to think that Ms. T was playing in the orchestra for the 64th time out of 68 years. They dedicated the concert to her. It was amazing. I loved the music, I loved wearing my concert black, and I LOVED how everyone stood as they heard the "Hallelujah Chorus". I was on such a high that night. I was grateful to be a part of such a rich tradition.
These are pictures of S and her first Christmas. She loves her teddy and her phone.
3 months ago