Wednesday, April 2, 2008

She's IN!

When Libby was three, she came into my room at 6 am and woke me up by playing "Go Tell Aunt Rhody" on her violin. She had just made the critical discovery that she could play many of her Suzuki tape pieces with the notes she had already learned. That was the morning that I first thought, "She will never have any trouble making a living."

Soon after that, we decided to unschool her. Fast-forward 14 years. This is her "senior" year at home...not that she's ever home. ;)

Monday, she got THE CALL from The Juilliard School. She's in the class of 2012.

At least she'll be nearby!

29 comments:

Stephanie said...

At Juilliard??? Oh, congratulations!! That's very very good news indeed, and Libby has earned her Big Door into the next thing. (How I wish this sort of thing could seep into the consciousness of all the "but if I homeschool, how will they be ready for the real world?" worrying parents.)

Michele Quigley said...

Oh my gosh that's awesome!! We watched August Rush a few weeks ago and I honestly thought about Libby and wondered if she had applied to Juilliard. Please tell her I said congratulations! Fabulous news - I am so proud of her!

Almamater said...

Hurray! Many congratulations to Libby!! May she be delightfully challenged.

Theresa said...

That is so amazingly fantastic!!! Congratulations!!!

The Bookworm said...

Congratulations Libby! What lovely news to wake up to. Glad to hear all those transcripts and auditions ended so very well.v

Elizabeth Foss said...

This truly did bring tears to my eyes. What a wonderful road you've traveled together! She must be thrilled--and you, you must be brimming with joy! Much love to all of you.

Anonymous said...

Oh MacBeth!
I have chills.
Is it too much to shed a few happy tears for someone else's senior?
Viv

Amy said...

Congratulations Libby!!

Mary G said...

Congrats to all of you -- I'm sure it's a credit not only to Libby's talents but to you, your dh and your other kids who have listened and cheered and helped her along ....

and she'll be so close! AWESOME! Isn't God good?????

Love2Learn Mom said...

How exciting! We're thrilled for all of you!!!

Len & Heather said...

How wonderful!!! Hurray!!!
The Giambalvos are so happy for her!!!

Paula in MN said...

Wonderful, wonderful news. I never had any doubts! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

MacBeth Derham said...

Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments. You know, I've been a bit numb--it's all so dream-like. Reading these, I began to cry, too! My friends, you are all part of the BEST support group ever. No one does any of this alone, no matter how we school. Thank God for all of you >snif<. :)

Spinneretta said...

Congratulations Libby!! Well done :) I am VERY impressed ;)

~cactus mouse~ said...

Congratulations Libby!

Donna said...

Ohmygosh! MacBeth!

I am so thrilled for Libby...and you! A few tears welling up here, too.

Kimberlee said...

Whooo Hoooo! Congratulations all around! It is dream-like - that's why it feels that way. A beautiful dream come true.

Meredith said...

Oh MacBeth, this is the BEST news!! Congratulations to Libby, tears of joy here too!! Bravo!

Bridget said...

Congratulations to Libby and the whole family! I am so happy for you! Well done, MacBeth, well done.

MaryM said...

That is such fantastic news! Tell her congratulations from me, will you.

Alice Gunther said...

I've already congratulated you and Libby, but couldn't resist coming here to repeat my joy over this news!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! What fabulous news for a hard working and incredibly talented girl!

Melissa Wiley said...

Oh hurrah!!! What exciting news. Congratulations to both of you!

Mary Ellen Barrett said...

WOOOOHOOOOO!!!!

I had no doubts!

Give her my love and sincerest congratulations.

Chari said...

Oh, MacBeth........I got chills when I read the news!! I am SO excited for you both........I never had my doubts either......and I think of Libby, too, when I see August Rush :)

I have lovely memories of her "playing around" on her violin at our failed campout at Bull Run :) that one summer I was in VA.

God bless!

Louise said...

Congratulations to Libby! This is fabulous news!

KC said...

Congratulations!!! WOW!

molly said...

WOW!! Bravo Libby!!!! (and mom)

Anonymous said...

How EXCITING!!! I'm thrilled for you all. Congratulations to Libby! :-) -Janette