Audrey, has returned to Duke University to complete her Master's Degree in Environmental Management after working this summer for the City of Austin Urban Forestry Department. I got an email from her last night that she auditioned for, and was accepted by the Duke Medicine Orchestra! She brought her violin with her on her last visit with me this summer, and practiced the piece she was going to use for her audition. So beautiful to my ears. She was a little intimidated by the orchestra, as she feared she might not have the time to practice the difficult pieces she discovered they played. Fear not, my little overachiever. Grandmomma says you will do well as always.
My opera singer,
and youth counselor,
Cameron has been hired by the Westside Unitarian Church of Fort Worth as Director of Lifespan Education. He will be responsible for both adult's and children's curriculum and programming. He finished his stint at the guest ranch in Colorado where he worked as Children's Youth Director this summer, and starts his new position September 8th. His comment to me was, "It's gonna be a great gig." His dad, Craig, told me he will be able to pursue his music. He may give voice lessons; and as his college roommate sings in the Fort Worth opera, Cameron may even get a chance to perform. I am absolutely certain that if the church doesn't already know of Cameron's beautiful bass voice, when they discover it, they most certainly will want him to share it with the congregation.
It seems like yesterday these two grandchildren of mine were born only four months apart. They
were adorable as toddlers who loved each other so much. And they still do. Their families raised them with enough love to share with the world. Where have the years gone?
I am full of pride and optimism for our future when I watch them. To everyone's children, may you enjoy...