Back to violin. I think Michelle has natural talent, but I also watch and know that she has to work hard at it and it doesn't always come easily to her. I see her struggles and I think that in the long run she will be better and stronger for experiencing them. It makes me both hurt to watch her struggle and sometimes doubt herself and also feel pleased that despite the struggles, she continues on.
I hope that she will continue to put in an effort on her school work and violin and so many other things. I hope she remembers that "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." She has great potential and I hope she sees and remembers that each day!