𝚆𝚎 𝚐𝚘𝚝 𝚐𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚗𝚎𝚠𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚠𝚎 𝚐𝚘𝚝 𝚋𝚊𝚍 𝚗𝚎𝚠𝚜.
𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚐𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚗𝚎𝚠𝚜 𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚋𝚘𝚝𝚑 𝚖𝚊𝚍𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚕𝚒𝚜𝚝. 𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚢’𝚛𝚎 𝚋𝚘𝚝𝚑 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚑𝚒𝚐𝚑 𝚜𝚌𝚑𝚘𝚘𝚕 𝚖𝚊𝚛𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚋𝚊𝚗𝚍.
𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚏𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚝𝚑 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛, 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛 𝚊𝚜 𝚊 𝚓𝚞𝚗𝚒𝚘𝚛. 𝙰𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚑𝚊𝚜 𝚍𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚗𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚎𝚡𝚌𝚎𝚕 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜. 𝙻𝚘𝚝𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔, 𝚕𝚘𝚝𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚛𝚎𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚍. 𝙸𝚝’𝚜 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐.
𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚜𝚝 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛, 𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚒𝚡𝚝𝚑 𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚍𝚎.
𝙸𝚝 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚎𝚜 𝚑𝚒𝚖 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙻𝚒𝚝𝚝𝚕𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝙺𝚗𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝. 𝙰𝚗𝚍 𝚖𝚊𝚢𝚋𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚗𝚟𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚒𝚗. 𝙼𝚊𝚢𝚋𝚎.
𝙸’𝚖 𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚍 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚖 𝚋𝚘𝚝𝚑.
𝙰𝚗𝚍 𝚗𝚘𝚠 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚋𝚊𝚍 𝚗𝚎𝚠𝚜. 𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚢’𝚛𝚎 𝚐𝚘𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚍𝚛𝚊𝚐 𝚖𝚎, 𝚔𝚒𝚌𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚌𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚐, 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚖.
𝙸’𝚟𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚞𝚗𝚘𝚏𝚏𝚒𝚌𝚒𝚊𝚕 𝚙𝚑𝚘𝚝𝚘𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚊 𝚋𝚒𝚝. 𝙸 𝚟𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚘 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚎𝚝𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜. 𝙸𝚝’𝚜 𝚖𝚢 𝚑𝚘𝚋𝚋𝚢, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚟𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚘 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚙𝚑𝚘𝚝𝚘𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚑𝚢 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝. 𝙷𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚒 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚌𝚊𝚙𝚝𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚜𝚞𝚋𝚓𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚜. 𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛 𝙸’𝚖 𝚐𝚘𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚟𝚘𝚕𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚎𝚛 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚙𝚒𝚝 𝚌𝚛𝚎𝚠 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝚊 𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚋𝚊𝚗𝚍. 𝙰𝚕𝚕 𝚒𝚗.
𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚊 𝚋𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚐𝚎𝚎𝚔 𝚊𝚗𝚢𝚠𝚊𝚢. 𝙴𝚗𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑 𝚜𝚊𝚒𝚍.
H͟e͟r͟e͟ w͟e͟ ͟go͟.
𝚃𝚑𝚊𝚝’𝚜 𝚒𝚝. 𝚃𝚑𝚊𝚝’𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚘𝚜𝚝.
My eldest found a love for the marching band and is entering her fourth year as a member.
She in turn has infected my youngest. I joke. I can’t blame her.
It’s her mother’s fault.
This week is marching band tryouts. He is the only fifth grader invited to tryouts. Do you see that face?
Now don’t get me wrong, he’s basically a happy kid. He’s shielded somewhat from what the world really is right now. We’re trying to shield him from it as much as possible.
But that face there is pure joy. I saw it on his sisters face when she found her place with the band.
It has been so good for her. That sense of belonging has given her confidence. It has also given her a sense of responsibility and a group to be loyal to outside of family.
And now he joins this group.
Like I posted on IG:
This week works out favorable and I’m s̶t̶u̶c̶k̶ happy to enjoy another six years as a band parent. #northcentralsilverknights
Tryouts aren’t over.
That’s it. That’s the post.