I've always enjoyed violins. Every time I would watch someone play or listen to a concert or show, I would think to myself, "It would be so cool to be able to play one of those." That's been the extent of my desire to play. I've never pursued or even really seriously considered learning to play one, until this year. For some reason, I've had several violin encounters the past few months. And that has awakened my desire to learn how to play. And to top it off, for my 40th birthday this year, I received a gift certificate for Sierra and I to take violin lessons together.
Kay had contacted a violin teacher about our interest and Mrs. McGlaun suggested we come to their year end concert and also observe a couple of lessons before we made our decision. So we did that and decided we wanted to give it a try.
A few weeks ago I mentioned to my cousin-in-law, Tom, who had come by for a visit recently, that Sierra and I were thinking about taking violin lessons and that I was inspired in part because he had built a violin and I remember thinking it would be neat to be able to play it. He then told me that he had an old violin he would give me if I wanted it. He said it needed a little work, but that he would be happy to get it in working order for me. I should be able to pick it up this weekend at the family reunion.
Our teacher said we each need our own violin, so this past week we got online and ordered a violin for Sierra. She got it in the mail a couple of days ago. We are both super excited and I hope our excitement will wear off on the rest of the family. Maybe we can inspire them to learn to play something, too.