Sunday, May 10, 2020

Hello friends, 


I hope everyone is well and coping during this #COVID-19 pandemic.  I can only imagine some might not coping well with staying at home and kids being home schooled.  North Carolina has been under a stay-at-home order since April 6.  On April 7, I began working from home and I absolutely love it.  

Below I've attached four short video's of my sister's All County Chorus concert on March 6, with the junior high and high school students in Robeson County, North Carolina.  I apologize for the video not being of good quality; I was too far in the back of the church to get a good recording.  The recordings are from parents of the students.  However, the sound quality is good.  After the concert, the parents and family members who attended were so proud of their kids.  I was very proud of them all; the dedicated music teachers and the students.  The teachers and students spent three whole days practicing an average of eight hours each day to prepare for this concert.  The instruments were played by the music teachers.  My sister is playing the flute in the first video and the music director is actually retired.  She volunteered her time because of her love of working with the students and music.  This was the first time I had the opportunity to attend my sister's concerts.  Sadly, that evening would be the last gathering for the public schools in my county.  The public schools closed the following week and it would the last time I would see my sister for over two months.  
It never occurred to me until I started writing this blog; teachers are a lot like mothers.  Female teachers that is; the men would be like fathers.  Teachers are dedicated, they nurture their students, teach them, guide them and open their minds to a world of possibilities.  Mothers are special and so are teachers.    

During this pandemic, I've come to appreciate what I do have.  A loving and healthy family, caring and protective parents, and a  supportive husband, just to name a few.  Most importantly, I got to visit with my sister and spend another Mother's Day with my mother.  I have promised my mom as soon as it is safe to travel; I'm taking her on a shopping trip of her choice.  I'm crossing my fingers she chooses Myrtle Beach, SC.  I'm ready for a day trip.  

So Happy Mother's Day to you all; I hope you enjoy the videos! 

Junior High Students 

Junior & High School Students 

Junior High Students 

Junior High Students 

Hello friends,  HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to you All!  I hope everyone is well and coping during this #COVID-19 pandemic.  I can only ima...