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Sunday, June 01, 2008

SIX is not our lucky number

Joel did not make it to the next round. In the email he sent, of course he was feeling a bit down, but he also said he was at peace with it. I just got off the phone with the airline and we got his ticket changed so that he will be flying home tomorrow.

I think he still has a wonderful experience, and he was able to make some connections with other conductors, which is always a vital thing when it comes to getting anywhere in this business. Perhaps we'll never know why we felt so strongly to get him out there, but I think that it really was a good thing, regardless of the outcome.

And now he can go interview with the University without any problem.

Everything really does work out.

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  1. I am sorry things did not work out. As you say though, there may turn out to be a very important reason for him to have been there. Good luck with the university interview.

    Annie

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  2. So sorry that Joel did not make it to the final six. It's hard to believe that they cut it by that many conductors to start with!

    Hopefully the interview at the University will go very well.

    And now you and the girls will get to see him much, much sooner!

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  3. Hang in there. God has a fantastic plan for you and your sweet family! Which is easier to say, then rely on. It's hard to be in your shoes. We've been there, too. We are certainly thinking of you.

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  4. (((HUGS))) Life is a funny thing. I'm glad he'll get a chance to conduct for the university now. :)

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  5. Darn it! I know how excited and hopeful you both were! You just never know what the Lord has in store for your family! Keep your head up!

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  6. It seems like he is supposed to be going to that interview! Sorry girl.. Best of luck with his Interview

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  7. I am glad that everyone is soooo positive about the whole thing. I have to admit, that a bit selfishly I am not happy at all. For me that is just more work in terms of setting up a schedule for a new teacher at our school. But after the selfish part I really do hope the best for him, and he knows it.

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  8. Sorry that did not work out, hopefully the interview goes well!

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  9. I'm sorry he didn't make it, but still - what an experience. Best luck to him for the interview!

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  10. Oh this is such a bummer! This can only mean something bigger & better is around the corner...I'm excited that he'll get to interview w/ the University, though. I can't believe how interested the girls were in snails! Kanoa screams when he sees a spider.

    When can you get together this week?

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  11. So sorry he didn't make it. I am sure something even better will come to your family. Hope his interview goes well.:)

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  12. Sorry for Joel, but I think you are right.. something good will come out of it. Funny how God works things that way, isn't it?

    Hope he has a nice flight home.
    God bless.
    Terri

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  13. Major bummer....

    I was so looking forward to news of Joel's total take over and domination of Europe with the swoop of his baton!

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  14. Darn. Well what an experience though. . . right? how many people get to say the got to go to spain and spend time with people that enjoy the same things he does?!

    I am glad he is at peace with everything. . . maybe the "missionary experience" was a good enough reason. You never know what will happen because Joel shared the gospel with just one person!

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  15. I do think things work out the way they are supposed to. I wish I could see the light at the end of our tunnel right now. I just keep packing up my home and tell myself and the kids all the positive things about moving somewhere new.

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  16. Oh dang! I think it's great that you have such a positive outlook though. GOOD LUCK with the next thing around the corner, Joel!

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