And now God has done something even bigger and greater. The one rejection letter I got is the only one. I am invited everywhere else! Yesterday when I got the email from the school where I felt my chances were the slimmest, I was totally stunned. This particular school had very stringent requirements for the 1st round recording, and I had failed to meet their requirements almost completely. And yet, I'm invited. God is so merciful (and I'm not going to lie, it was definitely a little confidence boost as well!). Of course, this is just to audition and doesn't mean at all that I will ultimately get in. And I have never been to this school and have never played for the teacher-- it might not be a good match anyway. But this is just another example of God's love and mercy in action. He is so good and able to do what I think is impossible!
PLEASE PRAY FOR MY WRIST (if you're one of my praying friends). I had to perform Crumb sonata yesterday and definitely stressed my left wrist out practicing for it. I am having significant pain from time to time, and usually wear a wrist brace when I'm not playing. I'm also using heat and ice, icyhot, and so much ibuprofen that my next post will probably be a prayer request for my liver! I have such a short time before auditions that I can't afford to take time off so I really need some healing action here. Thanks for your prayers!