Last night was electric in our small town! (You can still feel it in the air this morning.) Our high school band was being featured on the 3 main networks of the big city closest to us. Why? An award called “a Grammy!”
When our family was praying & talking about moving here back in the summer of 2009 – I had checked out the school’s website. At the time, I did not see any mention of a high school band. I’ll chalk that up to user error now.. but at the time – Travis (our middle son, aka T-Masters) was crushed. Part of his identity was tied up in band. When the high school band director found out Travis wasn’t going to be playing for him – he wasn’t just sad but got all teary-eyed. He had been paying attention to Travis throughout his time in middle school. It goes to show you never know who is really paying attention.
Upon moving here and realizing I had made a mistake about there not being a band – Travis jumped right in. Band for a 1A high school is totally different in some ways compared to a 5A school district. I must confess – even for his mom – I had my own share of frustrations with it. Didn’t compare to Travis’ though. But yet, over the almost 2 years – he has truly come to love his band director and the members of the band. And that showed last night too as he was holding “the Grammy” up for all to see it as a part of the Annual Spring Concert which wasn’t a usual concert after all.
With the school year coming to a close soon, Travis as well as Parker (aka PG-13) have received several awards. Travis was also inducted into the National Honor Society on Tuesday night. Something he would have never thought would happen to him. Austin completed his first year of college with a 4.0 average. It’s been a tender week to say the least. A very tender one….
In the midst of all the awards, ceremonies, banquets and etc.. I cannot help but be incredibly grateful for the tender week it has been with all 3 of our sons and my husband (aka That Man). While all these exciting things have been happening with our sons – it’s been one of the busiest weeks for us ministry wise as well. That’s the way God intends for it to be though. All working together in order…. when life is more than a Grammy!
What are your life’s moments more than?
Where does God fit in?
Where does your family?
As always, dear reader, you’ve been prayed for!