Our journey throughout our first year of marriage and our second deployment.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Overcoming Life's Obstacles

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!


  1. What a fabulous outlook and attitude you have! You're right too, only He knows and only He controls. Love it.

  2. I really like your blog! Your wedding picture is absolutely gorgeous!

    Have a blessed weekend!

  3. I am so proud of you Sarah!! I too love music! I don't think I could teach it and I have no clue how to play any instrument (Other than my voice) although I would love to.
    I think it is the right thing for you to do to go see David no matter what. I couldn't believe the band leaders wouldn't support you in that. I am praying for you and David. Keep up the hard work!!

  4. I hope you get to see David before he leaves. I took nearly a week and a half off of work before my husband left. It wasn't during the most convenient time of year, but I did what I knew I needed to do. Being with husband was more important to me than being at work. And I'll never regret that. I hope it works out!

  5. I just read this...who in the world doesn't want you to see your husband before he leaves for WAR? WOW. I am, by no means, a proponent of war-but that will NEVER mean I don't appreciate and support the soldiers who keep us safe and sound at home.

    I love music and I love band, more than anything. I would not have put CMB rehearsal before seeing my husband before he left either.

    I love you and I miss you. Keep me posted, okay? :-)

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