Sunday, April 22, 2007

As Anna has left me the blog in her absence, I suppose I shall post something. As the month of May approaches, I'm finding myself busier and busier. Tomorrow night, I get to babysit three wonderful children. I'm really looking forward to it. I'll actually be watching them at a ball game, which should be interesting. I haven't gotten to babysit much (if I don't count my own siblings), so I welcome the opportunity. Joel and Andrew are also coming with me.
I have a piano piece that I'm trying to finish memorizing and I just recently memorized a piece that is a favorite. I'm accompanying Caleb on his French horn with piano and we need to put that together soon.
I keep calling myself busy, but I'm actually very blessed! Some kids aren't able to play in a band and orchestra, or sing in a choir. I love being busy, too. Sitting still is sometimes hard for me, unless I have a good book. =)

I think I'm looking forward to the orchestra concert most. I love working with so many kids that actually love the instrument that they play and are serious about it. Few of them are there just for the social outlet, they're there to make music. In the time I've been in the orchestra, I've made few friends. It's hard to me to go up to a person and introduce myself, so I hang back and rarely speak. By now, I know pretty much everyone's name, but I only know about 10 or 11 by talking to them. I'm trying harder to push myself out or my comfort zone and am doing better, but I always have a inward struggle before I walk up to someone and introduce myself. The Lord is helping me. The people who know me well would probably never think that I have this trouble, but now my secret is out! :)
One of the people I enjoyed talking to most was our conductor's husband, and he passed away last Sunday morning. For me, it was a little unexpected and I shall certainly miss him, but he's definitely in a better place!

Well, I must take myself to bed and get some rest. I need to be fresh for the beginning of a new week.

God bless,
Miriam Rebekah


Luke said...

We are enjoying having Anna, Jubilee, and Miriam here!
Thanks for sharing what is going on in your life.

God Bless,

Lydia said...

Hey Miriam!
I'm glad that you're having a good week. Life at college has been quite busy too. I hope that the concert goes well! I think that I will be home for it (if it's after May 14th?) I enjoy keeping up with you all on through the blogs!
In His grip,

Miriam Rebekah said...

Hi Michele and Lydia!

Lydia, the concert is going to be on May 13th. I'm sorry you'll miss it. :( The rest of our concerts and such are after May 14th, though.

Ella said...

What piece are you memorizing, Miriam? Thankfully, I am in a non memorizing stage. Unfortunately, I have a month off from lessons; my teacher is on vacation! :-(

Praise the Lord that He is taking you out of your comfort zone! It is hard!


It sounds like you are pretty busy! I hope you do well in the concert. What is the name of the orchestra? Thanks for the post!

Miriam Rebekah said...

Ella, the name of the piece is [i]En Bateau[/i] by Helen Boykin. Helen Boykin is a native to Montgomery and my teacher's music study group is doing a tribute to her and my teacher asked me to play one of her pieces. I'm not required to memorize it, but I play better on memorized music.

Heartofpraise, The orchestra is the Montgomery Youth Orchestra. There are children ages 12 to seniors in it. My brother Joel is graduating this year and leaving all of the music stuff that we're a part of. It's a weird feeling to know that I'm next. Yikes!