My Cup Runneth Over...

Yesterday we had an all-day band competition in Phenix City, AL. It's called the Phenix City Marching Invitational and bands come from all over the southeast to compete. Our band rated a "Superior" (highest you can score) and we won "Best in Class" for our Division. Zack was even awarded "Best in Class Drum Major"!!! Gary and I were so proud of him that we couldn't fight back the tears. He has worked so hard and has been so dedicated to seeing our band succeed that we were so happy for him that it finally paid off! It was a bittersweet moment, because we were sad Nana and Papa couldn't be there to see their grandson win his first award as Drum Major. They were there in our hearts and we know she was saying many prayers for him throughout the day. Here are some photos from the event...











The last picture is of Zack and our previous drum major, Kevin (was drum major two years and is now in the Auburn band). He has been a huge influence in Zack's life and has really worked with Zack in the years he was directing our band to "prepare" him for Drum Major. He affectionately calls him "mini-me". We are so blessed to have Zack in a fantastic school that provides such a great Fine Arts program.
Before I finish this post, I wanted to give an update on my Dad. Hospice got him home on Thursday and mom said the very first night he fell out of the bed and she had to call 911. She even had a rail on one side, but has since had to get more. She said he is in pain and is not doing too well...very restless sleep, etc. All she can do is take it one day at a time and deal with whatever that day brings. Please continue to keep them in your prayers.

5 sweet friends had to say...:

Cantini #3 said...

Congratulations! How awesome. I can only imagine how proud you both must be. Those pictures are great. Your mom and dad have had such a big part in Zack's life, they are right there with him, in his heart. Again, what a fine young man Zack has turned out to be. PTL!

Di-dan said...

Great pictures and great story... I know you and Gary both were just beaming with pride! It's nice to see Zack with that geniune smile too...He's a handsome guy!

Jodi Lynn said...

I don't think that trophy is big enough!!!! lol

Jennifer said...

Congratulations to the Band and Zack. What an awesome accomplishment. And I'll keep praying for your dad. I know it must be tough being far from home during this time.

chrome dome said...

Yes, we are so proud of Zack and the band we can't stand it! Zack has worked so hard and puts so much into every performance. We are truly blessed.

 
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