Wow! I cannot believe how much support we are receiving while Erin is fighting against her Acute Myeloid Leukemia. I am so thankful for all of you praying for us and for Erin. Every time I chek my texts, my voicemail, my answering machine, open my email or facebook I find a gazillion messages from our family, friends, and even friends of friends offering their support and letting us know that they are praying for us. I know that God will support us in our trials, in our troubles, and our afflictions (Alma 36:3)
Today I had to leave Erin and go to Logan for my last cello recital. I have spent the last few years learning concertos, sonatas, and other various works for violin, cello, bass, viola, tuba, trombone, and flute. I have done countless performances through it all. I wonder if someday I will learn to play the cello though, I am so drawn to it's beautiful deep sound and I have spent almost this entire last year solely doing cello music.
I have enjoyed accompanying so many fine musicians. I am thankful for their teachers: Anne Francis, Dr. James McWhorter, Julie Huppi, Dr. Mark Emile, Dr. Todd Fallis, Will Fedkenheuer, Rebecca Fuller, and Loralyn Staples for letting me create beautiful music with their students. I would love to list all of the talented musicians that I have played for, but I fear there would not be room enough here, but each of them have a special place in my heart. There are a few though that I have accompanied for 5 years: Sweet Holly Morgan who is almost my sister was one of my first and last cellists to accompany and a big thank you Paul Kang for making me learn almost every cello concerto I know in a night's notice. There are many others that I have spent multiple years working with: Janice and Justin Kim, Koning and Konlin Shen, Corbin Evans, the cello chickens at USU, and so many others that have touched my life.
I have learned many things from this amazing opportunity. It gave me such pleasure sitting behind each musician as I helped them create a beautiful musical experience. For now, I am going to put my accompanying skills on the shelf. I will be putting a special part of me away for awhile and I hope that someday it can come out and play again!
Tags: "Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia" "AML" "Leukemia" "M7" "Acute Megakaryocytic Leukemia"