Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Tuesday, July 17, 2018


It's been two weeks since the unthinkable happened. Two weeks ago I dropped my violin and it broke. It was only a few inches from the carpeted floor when I fell out of my hand, but it broke in one of the worst ways possible. The neck broke and detached from the main body of the violin.

It IS fixable, and thank God I have it insured. (seriously....I thank God again and again for this). I've had this violin for 23 years and we've been through so much together.

We graduated from college with a degree in music performance
We played in the Peoria Symphony for a year
We've taught hundreds of students in Virginia, Illinois, North Carolina, Vermont, Minnesota, Michigan and Oregon.
We graduated from East Carolina University with a masters degree in violin and Suzuki
We went on a European orchestra tour
We played in the Rochester Orchestra for a concert
We played in the Marquette Symphony Orchestra for a year
We've played weddings and funerals

She's also (easily) one of my favorite subjects to photograph...

I'm missing her greatly, but am so thankful that she's getting fixed and in a few more weeks will be as good as new. I also love the the luthier fixing her calls me every week with an update. There is a chance she will sound better than before, and I know for sure she'll look better. There were quite a few cracks that were fixed with more of a "band aid" fix, but now that the top had to be removed, they can be fixed in a more secure and lasting manner. 

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  1. So so sorry she broke, but she sounds like she is in good hands!
    I had no idea you two had such a lovely past together!

  2. Hello,
    I follow you in Instagram and like your photos with the violin.
    I like the violin as an instrument too and classical music.
    Good luck!

  3. Oh my, can only imagine your heartbreak when this happened. Such a lovely instrument. So happy for you that she is getting fixed. Loved seeing your link at Pictorial Tuesday so I could come visit. :)

    Peabea from Peabea Scribbles

  4. Ouch. That's so sad. Glad to know that it's fixable and insured. It is indeed a thing of beauty.
    Thanks for sharing at