FAITH is the substance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not yet seen.
Heb. 11:1

Saturday, February 2, 2013


We are so fortunate to have a strings program in our school system starting in the 4th grade.  Emmi was the first to begin the program 3 years ago playing the viola and is now in her 4th year.  Maggie followed the following year with the violin and then switched to the cello and still loves the program.  Both girls still really enjoy playing their instruments and are learning with leaps and bounds.  I was really hoping, not pushing,but hoping that Jacob would do the same; and he did.  He also decided on the Cello.  It's kind of funny cause the cello is almost bigger than him.  

Jacob's special need was club radial hand.  He's missing a thumb on his left hand as well as the radial bone making that arm shorter than the other and his wrist doesn't align like his right hand.  I so admire his diligence to figure it out.  He tried several different ways, but this seems to work the best.  You go my little musician!!!

                                        Jacob concentrating on the notes and hand placement!! 
Jacob and Maggie playing a tune!!

I introduced Emmi and Maggie's strings teacher to Faith and discussed the best way to introduce her to an instrument.  He commented that our family would have it's own symphony.  Yep, can't you hear it now?   Faith is still interested and will need a few private lessons before beginning in school this fall.   Now what a wonderful sight that will be . . determined to overcome a once "I can't do it".  Oh yes you can my girl, you can do it!!!

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