November 14, 2008 at 4:38 PM
Over the next 24 hours, I will have to make a decision whether my husband or I attend my daughter's youth orchestra concert. If it is recorded, then I will go (husband is more of a bluegrass fellow), if it isn't then he will go. It is a decision that I have been putting off now for the past two weeks.
Because of our family's current financial situation and the fact that the symphony is charging for admission, we simply do not have the money in our budget to have all our family attend her concert. My daughter knows what is going on and she is comfortable, knowing that one of us will be going with her.
My one hope is that my daughter knows how proud we are of all her accomplishments (moving to a new state, new school (straight A honor Roll) new violin teacher and now top orchestra of the NWYO assistant principal 2nd)
I love you M'da... things will only get better!
Sorry to hear that your situation does not permit both of you to go. I am sure your daughter understands and hopefully appreciates the sacrifices you are making for her sake. I agree that you should probably go rather than your husband, since this is more your thing, although the opposite argument could be made (he should go so he can learn about classical and come to appreciate it). Good luck to your daughter and your family.
>Because of our family's current financial situation and the fact that the symphony is charging for admission, we simply do not have the money in our budget to have all our family attend her concert.
I can so appreciate this, and feel for you in having to make this decision. Back as a young adult, performing in a dance company, it meant so much to me to have family in the audience. I don't think I quite appreciated until now the sacrifices they made to make it happen (it was out of town in a big way). Hope whoever goes enjoys!
i emailed you.
After reading Al's email, I went upstairs to get my room ready for my mom's visit tomorrow. I happened to be going thru some boxes from our recent move to Indiana, when I saw one of my symphony checks from about four months ago. The money from that check will be enough to cover tickets for my family (husband and 2 kids plus my mom). If I had found that check when we moved, the money would have been long gone. I don't believe in coinsidence. :)
I can't wait to see her perform.
Al is a magician! I hope he emails me, too, soon...
Al - can you send out a general email to all the members?
What a wonderful denouement.
so i called up my fengshui master and meditated deeply in the fortune corner of the house and then informed jodi:
comrade, you shall walk upstairs fearlessly, turn left, turn right, walk in the room, take a deep bow, open it.
imagine by disbelief,,,it worked:)
Hey seriously, whatever works.... works :)
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