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.
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.
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.
But now we have to figure out if
A- we can afford a violin for me and
B- if we can afford a good enough one to make the purchase worthwhile.
I hope both answers end up a yes because I really really really miss my violin!
And I had no idea just how much I would miss it until it was gone…
© Rachel L. Miller 2015