This is a picture of my one and only grandchild, Lily, taken about 1 1/2 years ago, when she was 8 years old. She turns 10 in a couple of weeks and while I've always been very proud of her and her accomplishments, she really outdid herself this weekend.
Lily started taking piano lessons in January, 2013, and on Thursday night she performed in her first recital. She hates performing in front of strangers but she put on her big girl panties and did it. She said her hands were shaking and she looked like she was on the verge of tears! But she played her 2 pieces quite well. On Saturday morning, her mother took her to UW-Eau Claire for a judged competition and she had to play her pieces before a judge as well as taking a theory test. No shaking hands or teary eyes this time! She played her pieces and took the test and got a perfect score on both! In fact, the judge told her that next year she should be going to the state judging!
I'm so proud!