We are in that stage where it seems our lives are consumed with the college search. Monday we went on a tour of Lee University, a small Christian college in Tennessee. After the tour, whatever reservations I had were negated. So I asked Caitlyn what she thought. She said, "I guess I'm just not going to have that 'This is it' feeling. I like it, but I just don't know." Well, okay. That was the last of the three colleges she had on her very short list.
I posted on Facebook that evening that we were praying for God's direction as she chooses where to spend this next part of her journey. Yesterday at school a colleague and I were discussing the situation and I jokingly said, "Cait wants God to come down and say, 'Thou shalt go to...' whichever school he wants her to attend."
Are you ready for this?
Caitlyn came home from school yesterday so excited she could hardly stand it.
"Has Mr. Lindley called you?" (her high school band director)
"Let me just tell you, Mom. Mr. Lindley called me in to his office today and asked me if I was really interested in Lee University. I told him I was. He asked if I planned to play in any of the ensembles and I told him I wanted to, and would really like a scholarship to play, but I wasn't sure if they let non-music majors do that. So Mr. Lindley called his 'friend', who is, like, the director of all the bands at Lee. The man said that they do allow non-music majors to play and they do offer scholarships.
"Then Mr. Lindley asked him about their honor band. And the man said that the applications were over a month ago, but they had one of the four alto saxes drop out yesterday. He said if Mr. Lindley would recommend me then I could have that spot!"
I was floored. So in the blink of an eye, my daughter is going to be playing in the Lee honor band in two weeks. Under the direction of the head of bands at Lee University. In a band that only accepts 4 alto saxes, and she has a spot over the 90 applicants who applied. This will give her a foot in the door when she auditions for a spot in any ensemble at Lee.
So, I guess, sometimes God does come down and say...
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