Thank you again for all your condolences. Today was my beloved Aunt's funeral. It was a beautiful service. I'm emotionally exhausted, but I know that my Aunt Jean would want us to continue to celebrate "life". When I was at the hospital with her last week, she loved hearing all about Emma's adventures at Varsity Marching Band camp. We are so proud of Emma.
It was the first time she had been away from home for so long. It felt like an enternity to Josie.
Each night Emma would call home exhausted, but happy after a busy day filled with practice.
On Saturday, we drove to Mount Pleasant to watch Emma perform. The field registered 96 degrees but despite the heat, their band was incredibly impressive.
We couldn't be more proud of Emma.
This is a huge commitment for a freshman. Many of Emma's friends have opted out of Varsity Marching Band. Every Monday evening and Saturday (through November) Emma will be busy with practice and competitions. In one week, Emma has made all sorts of new friends and gained even more confidence about starting high school.
Strike up the band!