Band camp is almost officially over! We have our preview performance in about an hour and then I will have survived my first band camp week in the CMB! :) It's been a tough week, but I have learned so much in the past few days and I'm thankful for my wonderful family and friends for the lessons they have helped me learn.
I posted the other day about my challenges with my band directors and them not being supportive of me going to see my husband during his 4-day pass. After a lot of questions and even thoughts of changing my major, I've come to a huge conclusion! Being a band director is what I want to do with my life! I love band, the people in it, the experiences it gives, and the feeling of passion and fulfillment that it gives. I've known for years that teaching music is what I want to do with my life, whether I teach toddlers, elementary or high school.. as long as I'm giving students the same joy of music and band that I was given, my purpose in life will be fulfilled. I cam to the realization that some people may think they are in control of my future, but they are mistaken. God controls my future and He alone! Nothing worth fighting for is easy, and the challenges and obstacles that have been put before me will only make me into a stronger musician and a better music teacher. I have an AMAZING family and they will support me in any way that I can and make sure that nothing keeps me from my dream and from the purpose that God has given me. I will not change my major if the answer to go see David happens to be no. And nothing could keep me from being with him those last few days before he leaves. If I have to endure some form of punishment for putting my husband and my family before music and before band, then so be it. But it will be SO worth it because nothing means more to me in this world! So, hopefully today I will get an answer. No matter what the answer may be, I know that everything will work out just fine because He is in control of my future!