Closing A Chapter

May 21, 2009 at 7:06 am (Musings...)

Our lives are filled with chapters that, if all remained open, would create chaos.  That is why chapters close.  Last night I closed a wonderful chapter in my life.  I have been accompanying Paul Seymour’s choir for the past 13 years — at times the job has included both elementary school choruses and 6th grade and 7th/8th grade choruses.  These kids have touched my life — and I will miss them.

My MS has been progressing to the point where it is difficult and detrimental for me to continue to play so in February I made the hard decision that this would be my last year.  The kids were tremendous and sang beautifully — all 230 of them!!  Paul, Tom and Michele had a moment of thanks for the work I had done — I squalled!!  I am thankful for Paul, who took a chance on a mom who played the piano all those years ago.  I am ending well!

All 230 of them!!

All 230 of them!!

my daughter, Amanda, me, Paul Seymour and his daughter, Devon

my daughter, Amanda, me, Paul Seymour and his daughter, Devon

Josh, Mariah, me and Amanda

Josh, Mariah, me and Amanda

My darling daughter drove from Burke, VA for the evening!

My darling daughter drove from Burke, VA for the evening!

A new chapter is beginning (after this evening’s middle school concert) and I can’t wait to see what happens!!
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3 Comments

  1. tomcnagy said,

    God has richly blessed you with many things. He has also challenged you greatly! But the richest blessing that he has given you is your attitude in the face of adversity. Your challenges, and more importantly, your response to them, have made you into a person that is admired, loved and respected. I want you to know that I love you with all of my heart, and know that this is a beginning for you, not an ending!

  2. Danielle said,

    Congratulations on wonderful years of serving the choir! I’m sure something else exciting is around the corner for you! 🙂

  3. georgia said,

    Melodye, you continue to inspire me! Congratulations on such a wonderful concert and career!

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