You never know how much you love it… til it’s gone.

You know that expression – you don’t truly appreciate something until it’s gone…

Well, a dear friend lent me her old violin a couple of years ago because – I’ve always wanted to learn but we never could afford the lessons or the instrument.

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My children are learning to play and they are so amazingly talented, it brings tears to my eyes as I listen…

I don’t for one moment believe I am anywhere near their level of talent but it was really fun to learn – especially since I’ve always wanted to!

It was never a chore for me to practice. Sore fingers… I don’t care. Aching muscles… all worth it!

Well… you know what they say – all good things must come to an end.

Just over a week ago, our dear friend called – she needed her violin back.

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😦

 

We had to buy instruments for the kiddos so we still have theirs. In fact, we were exceptionally blessed to find one at a pawn shop for a very reasonable price. The other, we bought used from a shop in Oak Ridge and even though it was a bit pricey, it’s been a good investment.

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But now we have to figure out if

A- we can afford a violin for me and

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Yes… this is the one I want – it’s in our Amazon wishlist and I’m really hoping… praying… wishing!

 

B- if we can afford a good enough one to make the purchase worthwhile.

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I hope both answers end up a yes because I really really really miss my violin!

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And I had no idea just how much I would miss it until it was gone…

 

© Rachel L. Miller 2015

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