Her journey took her to places like Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, Strathmore Hall, the Jerusalem Symphony, the San Diego Symphony and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. As a wife and mother, she spent seven years as a first violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra before resigning to devote more time to her family.
In other words, she moved her gift to a different shelf in life. It didn’t become less important or less fulfilling, it simply required a new lens to view it in the proper light. Today, she strokes a melodic balance between motherhood and world-class performer, and the result is as lovely as the music she plays.
That night in Harrisburg, she was the runner who got up not because of the moment but because of the miles before it. The rebound and recovery were made possible because she’d earned it through prayer and preparation. It was truly an evening to remember. But more importantly, it's a lifetime to admire.
I wonder: Am I prepared to break a string today?
Jason F. Wright is a New York Times best-selling author of eight books, including "Christmas Jars," "The Wednesday Letters" and "The Wedding Letters." He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.jasonfwright.com.
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