When Anna was first diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, the very first words the doctor said to us were “No more sports. Done.” This is what hit Anna the hardest.
She had been involved in sports her whole life and was so excited to try out for the junior high volleyball team in the fall.
But Anna’s road took a big detour, so she had to turn her focus to other things. She knows there’s no point in thinking about what she can’t do when she can still do so much. She had been wanting to play guitar for a while, so this was the perfect time.
We were lucky enough to get hooked up with Corey at the Sarah Kelly Music Studio in The Woodlands. He’s a super cool teacher with a great style and Anna loves him.
She’s been taking lessons and practicing for the past two months or so. The guitar has brought her happiness and encouragement, and occupied her during quiet days.
Anna loves listening to her favorite music, and it is a joy for her to now be able to play it too (kinda.)
Here, she sings and plays one of her favorite Zac Brown Band tunes. It’s her first attempt, so it’s not perfect, but it does have heart! (No pun intended.)
Another lesson learned from Anna: You don’t have to wait for things to be perfect before you can enjoy them. The time is now, peeps! Start playing!